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
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-FZ100

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
300 ms shutter lag
 
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differences

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 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
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
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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
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 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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Weight Heavy Help
              P510:555 g
              DMC-FZ100:539 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P510:4"
              DMC-FZ100:3.7"
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              P510:380 ms
              DMC-FZ100:300 ms
              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

              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
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $343 - $598

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $277

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $401

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $328

              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $469 body only

              $458 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $334 - $339

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $397

              Zoom Significantly 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

              $250 - $347

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              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 - $433

              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-FZ100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $998 - $1,100

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $387

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $544

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

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