• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 22mm - 896mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1000mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

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 manually for long exposures

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 dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    18.1 vs 14.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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The Competition

Compared to Sony HX300

Olympus SP-820UZ
Sony HX300
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $395
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger lens aperture
Nikon P520
Sony HX300
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $395
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Olympus SP-820UZ
Olympus SP-100
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Bulb shutter
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More lens zoom
Nikon P520
Olympus SP-100
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon P530

Olympus SP-820UZ
Nikon P530
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bulb shutter
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
Nikon P520
Nikon P530
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Newer

Compared to Sony HX400V

Olympus SP-820UZ
Sony HX400V
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon P520
Sony HX400V
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon L840

Olympus SP-820UZ
Nikon L840
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Nikon P520
Nikon L840
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • GPS
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer battery life
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