Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

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Nikon Coolpix P510

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Nikon Coolpix P510

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
0 ms shutter lag
 

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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P510

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size Smaller 120x83x102 mm vs 130x93x103 mm
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Around 20% smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Weight Lighter 555 g vs 650 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $259.00 vs $397.99
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The best price we've seen is $139 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300

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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
Zoom More zoom 50x vs 41.7x
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More than 40% more zoom
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 0 ms vs 380 ms
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Almost the same
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX300's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Battery life Longer battery life 310 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% 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
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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              P510:41.7x
              DSC-HX300:50x
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              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"
              DSC-HX300:4.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              P510:555 g
              DSC-HX300:650 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              P510:120x83x102 mm
              DSC-HX300:130x93x103 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              P510:200 shots
              DSC-HX300:310 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              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
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427 - $447

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $365 - $598

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $999

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $347 - $397

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $656 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix P510.

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468 - $478

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $288 - $298

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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