• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 42.0x zoom 24mm - 1000mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 40.0x zoom 22mm - 896mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Nikon P520 over Olympus SP-820UZ

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More pixels
    18.1 vs 14.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer shutter
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus SP-820UZ over Nikon P520

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open by holding the shutter button down

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P510

Nikon P520
Nikon P510
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Olympus SP-820UZ
Nikon P510
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony HX200V

Nikon P520
Sony HX200V
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer battery life
Olympus SP-820UZ
Sony HX200V
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider aperture

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Nikon P520
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • GPS
  • $401
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
Olympus SP-820UZ
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • Bulb shutter
  • $401
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Nikon P520
Olympus SP-100
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $374
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
Olympus SP-820UZ
Olympus SP-100
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $374
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Nikon P530

Nikon P520
Nikon P530
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • 24p
Olympus SP-820UZ
Nikon P530
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bulb shutter
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
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