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

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Differences

Nikon P520 advantages over Sony HX300

  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Sony HX300 advantages over Nikon P520

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • More lens zoom
    50.0x vs 42.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Longer battery life
    More info 310 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 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
  • 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

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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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Review Excerpt

  • Super-versatile 50x optical zoom lens helps you capture everything from wide-angle cityscapes to zoomed in portraits from what feels like a mile away; Still quite light and portable considering the powerful lens; Comfortable and ergonomic design; Full HD video recording at up to 60p, with good quality.

  • Relatively small, 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor delivers average image quality that degrades quickly at high sensitivities; Images not as sharp or as bright at full telephoto as we had hoped; Slow camera to use overall.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P510

Nikon P520
Nikon P510
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Higher extended ISO
Sony HX300
Nikon P510
  • $341
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

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
Sony HX300
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $341
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $293
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Fujifilm S1

Nikon P520
Fujifilm S1
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Faster shutter
  • $362
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
Sony HX300
Fujifilm S1
  • $341
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster shutter
  • $362
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon P530

Nikon P520
Nikon P530
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $304
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Newer
Sony HX300
Nikon P530
  • $341
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $304
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Sony HX400V

Nikon P520
Sony HX400V
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony HX300
Sony HX400V
  • $341
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • In-camera panoramas
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