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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

71

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Nikon Coolpix P510

66

Nikon Coolpix P510

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
3.15x
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

differences

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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Smaller
120x83x102 mm vs 125x87x110 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
4" vs 4.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
555 g vs 588 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
540 shots vs 200 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ200'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
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$350.00 vs $499.99
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (around 30% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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Nikon Coolpix P510 Nikon Coolpix P510 66
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              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
              P510:4"
              DMC-FZ200:4.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              P510:555 g
              DMC-FZ200:588 g
              Size Large Help
              P510:120x83x102 mm
              DMC-FZ200:125x87x110 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses

              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

              $349 - $500

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $345

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $299 - $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
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $339

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $310 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $246

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $820 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $899 - $1,143

              Lowest price Much more expensive

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              discussion

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              Avatar for Mehmet Toprak Mehmet Toprak (2:20 PM, May 04, 2013)
              p510 is a great camera but the exposure time only 8 sec. . it is really a big shame for such a camera. max shutter speed is 1/4000 not 1/2000
               
              Fluch (3:36 AM, February 11, 2013)
              p510 96 and FZ200 68??? hahahahahahahahahaha. Snapsort, you have always been fans of Nikon, but this is a joke, a bad joke.
               
              Avatar for John Wewege John Wewege (5:42 AM, February 07, 2013)
              Awating a reply from Snapsort regarding the scoring of the Coolpix P510 & Lumix FZ200.
               
              Avatar for John Wewege John Wewege (7:40 AM, January 28, 2013)
              I was referring (below) to the scoring for the Nikon Coolpix P510 & Panasonic Lumix FZ 200
               
              Avatar for John Wewege John Wewege (5:33 AM, January 27, 2013)
              Based on the advantages and specs/features of both cameras, the difference in the Snapsort scores (Nikon 98! and Panasonic 66?) is incomprehensible. Just have a look at all the reputable camera reviews (e.g. Photographyblog, Dpreview, Expertreview,Trustedreviews, cnet, digitalcamera, whatdigitalcamera and Cameralab)