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

Zoom
Great zoom
50x
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

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 $298.50 vs $398.00
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300

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Zoom More zoom 50x vs 41.7x
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More than 40% more zoom
Shutter lag Significantly 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
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 9.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
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 Incredible 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
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              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
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $323 - $377

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $265 - $298

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $409 - $552

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              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

              $469

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Zoom Has significantly less zoom

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution

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