• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1440mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1008mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P600 advantages over Canon SX520 HS

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer battery life
    More info 330 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon SX520 HS advantages over Nikon P600

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $329
    Save money for lenses or accessories

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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

  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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 Olympus SP-820UZ

Nikon P600
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $335
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bulb shutter
Canon SX520 HS
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Sony H400

Nikon P600
Sony H400
  • $335
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $281
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Canon SX520 HS
Sony H400
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $281
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon SX60

Nikon P600
Canon SX60
  • $335
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $470
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
Canon SX520 HS
Canon SX60
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $470
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon SX530 HS

Nikon P600
Canon SX530 HS
  • $335
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $273
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon SX520 HS
Canon SX530 HS
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $273
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Nikon P610

Nikon P600
Nikon P610
  • $335
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $401
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
Canon SX520 HS
Nikon P610
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $401
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
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