Nikon Coolpix P600 vs Nikon Coolpix P530

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Nikon Coolpix P600

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Nikon Coolpix P530

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P600

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P530

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

Items often bought with the P600 or P530

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P530

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the P530's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size
Slightly smaller
123×84×98 mm vs 125×85×107 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0.4 cm vs 1.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
494 g vs 565 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.9" vs 4.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$199.00 vs $249.95
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P600

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
60x vs 41.7x
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More than 2x more zoom
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Battery life
Longer battery life
330 shots vs 240 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              P53041.7x
              P60060x
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              120 fps
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              P5300.4 cm
              P6001.0 cm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P5303.9"
              P6004.2"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              P530494 g
              P600565 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              P530123×84×98 mm
              P600125×85×107 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              P530$199.00
              P600$249.95
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $382 - $480

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $300 - $398

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $303 - $350

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Nikon Coolpix P530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix P530.

              Nikon Coolpix P600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix P600.

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