Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Nikon Coolpix P510

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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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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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
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
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The P510's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $298.50 vs $365.00
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The best price we've seen is $67 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100

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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 DMC-FZ100'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 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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 11 fps vs 7 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 300 ms vs 380 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
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 124x81x95 mm vs 120x83x102 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.7" vs 4"
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Around 10% thinner
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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"
              DMC-FZ100:3.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              P510:555 g
              DMC-FZ100:539 g
              Size Large Help
              P510:120x83x102 mm
              DMC-FZ100:124x81x95 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              P510:3,200 ISO
              DMC-FZ100:1,600 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $321 - $376

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has slightly 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
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $405 - $598

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $319 - $390

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $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
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $179 - $275

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $704

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $379

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $445

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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