• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1000mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1440mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P520 advantages over Nikon P600

  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos

Nikon P600 advantages over Nikon P520

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • More lens zoom
    60.0x vs 42.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer battery life
    330 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    15 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon P510

Nikon P520
Nikon P510
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon P600
Nikon P510
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Fujifilm SL1000

Nikon P520
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $293
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More lens zoom
Nikon P600
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $293
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon P530

Nikon P520
Nikon P530
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Newer
Nikon P600
Nikon P530
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Canon SX60

Nikon P520
Canon SX60
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Faster shutter
  • $475
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More lens zoom
Nikon P600
Canon SX60
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $475
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Nikon P610

Nikon P520
Nikon P610
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
Nikon P600
Nikon P610
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
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