Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P510

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Nikon Coolpix P510

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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
190 ms shutter lag
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 41.7x vs 26.1x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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Advantages of the Nikon P100

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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
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the P100's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 190 ms vs 380 ms
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2x less delay when taking photos
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size Slightly smaller 114x83x99 mm vs 120x83x102 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 481 g vs 555 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P510:4"
              P100:3.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              P510:555 g
              P100:481 g
              Size Large Help
              P510:120x83x102 mm
              P100:114x83x99 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $323 - $376

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $325

              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $397

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix S8300

              Fujifilm FinePix S8300

              Super zoom

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $319 - $390

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $445

              Zoom More zoom
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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