• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1000.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 765.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Nikon P520 advantages over Nikon L830

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,000 mm vs 765 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon L830 advantages over Nikon P520

  • Less expensive
    $300 vs $450 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 680 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Nikon L830

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P510

Nikon P520
Nikon P510
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $649
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon L830
Nikon P510
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $649
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung WB2100

Nikon P520
Samsung WB2100
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in GPS
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
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

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Nikon P520
Samsung WB1100F
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $527
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon L830
Samsung WB1100F
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • HDMI out
  • $527
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon P530

Nikon P520
Nikon P530
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
Nikon L830
Nikon P530
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon L840

Nikon P520
Nikon L840
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon L830
Nikon L840
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Compare Other Cameras?