• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1000mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1200mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P520 advantages over Olympus SP-100

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Thinner
    101 mm vs 133 mm
    Thinner
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1700 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus SP-100 advantages over Nikon P520

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • More lens zoom
    50.0x vs 42.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer battery life
    More info 330 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    16 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon P510

Nikon P520
Nikon P510
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Higher extended ISO
Olympus SP-100
Nikon P510
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm SL1000

Nikon P520
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $293
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More lens zoom
Olympus SP-100
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $293
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm S1

Nikon P520
Fujifilm S1
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Faster shutter
  • $384
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
Olympus SP-100
Fujifilm S1
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $384
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Nikon P520
Samsung WB2200F
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More lens zoom
Olympus SP-100
Samsung WB2200F
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Less shutter lag
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon P530

Nikon P520
Nikon P530
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $289
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Newer
Olympus SP-100
Nikon P530
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More lens zoom
  • $289
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
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