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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
3.15x
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Professional size 120x83x102 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Zoom Significantly 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 Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $249.00 vs $365.00
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The best price we've seen is $116 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Battery life Much longer battery life 540 shots vs 200 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
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
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 8s
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7.5x 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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              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

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              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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              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $327 - $347

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427 - $447

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $320 - $675

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $656 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $999

              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              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 - $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
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $249

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $246 - $255

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468 - $478

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $899

              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $337 - $441

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

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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)