Nikon Coolpix P600

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Nikon Coolpix P600

100

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Nikon Coolpix P530

77

Nikon Coolpix P530

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P600

Great zoom
Zoom
60x
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P530

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix P530 over the Nikon Coolpix P600.
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon P530

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 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
122x84x98 mm vs 125x85x106 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Macro focus
Slightly better macro capability
0.4 cm vs 1 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
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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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              P530:41.7x
              P600:60x
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              P530:0.4 cm
              P600:1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P530:3.9"
              P600:4.2"
              Weight Heavy Help
              P530:494 g
              P600:565 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              P530:122x84x98 mm
              P600:125x85x106 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $339

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $330

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              3D Captures 3D images
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              3D Captures 3D images
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix P530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

              Nikon Coolpix P600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $500

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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