• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 2000.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX530 HS advantages over Nikon P900

  • Less expensive
    $249 vs $597
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    91 mm vs 137 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    442g vs 916g
    Lighter weight

Nikon P900 advantages over Canon SX530 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    2,000 mm vs 1,200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 360 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher-res screen
    230k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.1 fps vs 1.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Farthest zoom reach for a fixed lens camera (2000mm eq.); Good image quality for its class; Good vibration reduction; Fast aperture at wide angle (f/2.8); Excellent value for the price.

  • No RAW file recording; Limited capabilities in low light, including struggling with autofocus; Lens not as sharp at full tele end; No hot shoe.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus SP-820UZ

Canon SX530 HS
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Bulb shutter
Nikon P900
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $647
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Canon SX530 HS
Samsung WB2200F
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $503
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon P900
Samsung WB2200F
  • $647
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $503
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon SX520 HS

Canon SX530 HS
Canon SX520 HS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Nikon P900
Canon SX520 HS
  • $647
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm S9900W

Canon SX530 HS
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $740
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon P900
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $647
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $740
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon SX540 HS

Canon SX530 HS
Canon SX540 HS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More pixels
Nikon P900
Canon SX540 HS
  • $647
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
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