• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 42.0x zoom 24mm - 1000mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 23mm - 675mm (35mm equiv.)

Advantages

Nikon P530 over Nikon L820

  • Lens zoom ratio
    42.0x vs 30.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    8 months vs 20 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon L820 over Nikon P530

  • Longer battery life
    540 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P510

Nikon P530
Nikon P510
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Newer
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon L820
Nikon P510
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 60p
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Samsung WB2100

Nikon P530
Samsung WB2100
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon L820
Samsung WB2100
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • 1080p
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Nikon P520

Nikon P530
Nikon P520
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • 24p
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon L820
Nikon P520
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Nikon L830

Nikon P530
Nikon L830
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
Nikon L820
Nikon L830
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • HDMI out

Compared to Pentax XG-1

Nikon P530
Pentax XG-1
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 24p
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • High-res screen
Nikon L820
Pentax XG-1
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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