• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.3 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 678.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1000.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P100 advantages over Nikon P520

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.26 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 250 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon P520 advantages over Nikon P100

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,000 mm vs 678 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Newer
    6 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    18.1 vs 10.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon P90

Nikon P100
Nikon P90
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon P520
Nikon P90
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Pentax X90

Nikon P100
Pentax X90
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Manual focus
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon P520
Pentax X90
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic FZ47

Nikon P100
Panasonic FZ47
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Less shutter lag
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
Nikon P520
Panasonic FZ47
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon P510

Nikon P100
Nikon P510
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Less shutter lag
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon P520
Nikon P510
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Nikon P530

Nikon P100
Nikon P530
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $340
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
Nikon P520
Nikon P530
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $340
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
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