• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1000.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P510 advantages over Canon SX720 HS

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX720 HS advantages over Nikon P510

  • Less expensive
    $253 vs $299
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 102 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    270g vs 560g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 24-1,000mm equivalent zoom range; Built-in GPS; Articulated LCD; Very good print quality; Many movie options.

  • Focus sometimes difficult to achieve; Short shoulder strap; Battery charged in the camera; Low battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm SL300

Nikon P510
Fujifilm SL300
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Hot shoe
Canon SX720 HS
Fujifilm SL300
  • $316
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon P520

Nikon P510
Nikon P520
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
Canon SX720 HS
Nikon P520
  • $316
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon P530

Nikon P510
Nikon P530
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $364
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Shoots 24p video
Canon SX720 HS
Nikon P530
  • $316
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $364
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Nikon P510
Panasonic ZS60
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon SX720 HS
Panasonic ZS60
  • $316
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Nikon P510
Canon SX730 HS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon SX720 HS
Canon SX730 HS
  • $316
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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