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

57

Nikon Coolpix P100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom 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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $313.00 vs $398.00
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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)
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
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              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

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $429

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $397

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $315 - $405

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $168 - $279

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $347

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

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Super zoom

              $600

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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