Nikon Coolpix P520 (Black) comparison

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Nikon Coolpix P520 (Black)

Nikon Coolpix P520 (Black)
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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
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Nikon Coolpix L820 (Plum)

Nikon Coolpix L820 (Plum)
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Price $219 to $323 at 2 stores $399 to $399 at 8 stores $398 to $399 at 9 stores $429 to $599 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 6 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date January 28, 2013 September 06, 2012 February 28, 2013 July 17, 2012 March 28, 2013
The Bottom Line More point-and-shoot than dSLR in terms of features and performance than some competing high-end megazooms, the Nikon Coolpix P520 is a very good camera for those after a big zoom range, better control over results, and fine picture quality. If you simply must have the longest zoom in the room, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS satisfies. It can't match some of its competition in the features department, but the Sony Cyber-shot HX300 still packs a powerful zoom lens and plenty of point-and-shoot punch. If you're searching for a long-zoom camera that falls in between a point-and-shoot and digital SLR experience, look no further than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200. For those who value a long zoom lens, AA batteries, and saving a few bucks, the Nikon Coolpix L820 might be your point-and-shoot.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Type LCD display - 3.2 in
LCD display - 2.8 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.9 in x 4 in x 3.3 in
4.8 in x 4.2 in x 3.4 in
5.1 in x 4.1 in x 3.7 in
4.9 in x 4.3 in x 3.4 in
4.3 in x 3.3 in x 3 in
Lens System 42 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 180 mm - F/3.0-5.9
50 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 215 mm - F/3.4-6.5
50 x x
Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 215 mm - F/2.8-6.3
24 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 108 mm - F/2.8
30 x x Zoom lens - 4 mm - 120 mm - F/3.0-5.8
Optical sensor type BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
MOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO auto (80-400)
ISO 6400
ISO auto (80-800)
ISO 12800
ISO 80-3200
ISO 5000
ISO 2000
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO 1600
ISO 4000
ISO 2500
ISO 250
ISO 800
ISO 1250
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 1000
ISO 160
ISO 640
ISO 320
ISO 400
ISO 500
ISO 5000
ISO 2000
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO 1600
ISO 4000
ISO 2500
ISO 250
ISO 800
ISO 1250
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 1000
ISO 160
ISO 640
ISO 320
ISO 400
ISO 500
ISO 10000
ISO 8000
ISO auto
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO auto (125-3200)
ISO 125-1600
Video capture H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 960 x 540 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
MPEG-4 - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
MPEG-4 - 1280 x 720 -
MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 -
MPEG-4 - 1280 x 720 -
MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
iFrame - 960 x 540 -
Digital zoom 2 x
4 x
4 x
4 x
4 x
Weight 19.4 oz
19.4 oz
22 oz
1.2 lbs
16.6 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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