Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Nikon Coolpix P510

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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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Zoom More zoom 41.7x vs 24x
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More than 3x more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $319.00 vs $350.00
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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 Much longer battery life 410 shots vs 200 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ150's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 12 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 220 fps vs 120 fps
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More than 80% higher fps
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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 124x82x92 mm vs 120x83x102 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Thinner 3.6" vs 4"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 528 g vs 555 g
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              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
              Weight Heavy Help
              P510:555 g
              DMC-FZ150:528 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P510:4"
              DMC-FZ150:3.6"
              Size Large Help
              P510:120x83x102 mm
              DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $397

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $367 - $536

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $315

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $273 body only

              $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $699

              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $429

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              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 D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $280 - $319

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $847 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $428

              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $936

              Lowest price Much more expensive

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              sky (0:47 PM, January 31, 2013)
              Most worthless site in the history of worthlessness, a P510 gets 98 while a FZ150 gets 64?
               
              Roi Gunawan (1:02 AM, October 31, 2012)
              Hey... DMC FZ150 also have Flip out screen. why you not put in the
              review, and just put as nikon value added??? i'm the fz150 owner
              But i agree if Panasonic is very expensive, esspecialy when buy extra bateray
               
              Avatar for Coast Contact Coast Contact (2:06 AM, March 13, 2012)
              Image quality (sharpness of detail) for me is
              the number one feature followed by color accuracy.  Your evaluations do not seem to include those
              factors.  Your other technical
              comparisons are worthy and I appreciate them.