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Advantages of the Nikon P600

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
330 shots vs 220 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom
More zoom
60x vs 36x
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Around 3x more zoom
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the P600's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P500

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Size
Slightly smaller
116×84×103 mm vs 125×85×107 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The P500's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Slightly lighter
481 g vs 565 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$545.98 vs $699.99
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The best price we've seen is $154 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/5000s vs 1/4000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              P60024 mm
              P50023 mm
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              P6001/4000s
              P5001/5000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P6004.2"
              P5004.1"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              P6001,600 ISO
              P5003,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              P6001/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              P5001/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              P600125×85×107 mm
              P500116×84×103 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              P600565 g
              P500481 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              P6004.2"
              P5004.1"
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              P60015s
              P5002s
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              P600921k dots
              P500920k dots
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              P600f/3.3
              P500f/3.5

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