• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 765.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1008.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L830 advantages over Canon SX520 HS

  • Less expensive
    $300 vs $400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 680 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Canon SX520 HS advantages over Nikon L830

  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,008 mm vs 765 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus SP-820UZ

Nikon L830
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bulb shutter
Canon SX520 HS
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Samsung WB2100

Nikon L830
Samsung WB2100
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
Canon SX520 HS
Samsung WB2100
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm S8600

Nikon L830
Fujifilm S8600
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon SX520 HS
Fujifilm S8600
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon P530

Nikon L830
Nikon P530
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $414
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX520 HS
Nikon P530
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $414
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Canon SX530 HS

Nikon L830
Canon SX530 HS
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $259
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX520 HS
Canon SX530 HS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $259
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
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