• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1000.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 1365.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Nikon P520 advantages over Canon SX70

  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX70 advantages over Nikon P520

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,365 mm vs 1,000 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 325 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • 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

Buy From

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P510

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
Canon SX70
Nikon P510
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Fujifilm S8200

Nikon P520
Fujifilm S8200
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon SX70
Fujifilm S8200
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon P530

Nikon P520
Nikon P530
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $468
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
Canon SX70
Nikon P530
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $468
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Canon SX60

Nikon P520
Canon SX60
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Faster shutter
  • $444
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon SX70
Canon SX60
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $444
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon B700

Nikon P520
Nikon B700
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon SX70
Nikon B700
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Newer
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Compare Other Cameras?