• 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 - 855.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P520 advantages over Nikon L840

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,000 mm vs 855 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.
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 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

Nikon L840 advantages over Nikon P520

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 740 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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 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
Nikon L840
Nikon P510
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

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
Nikon L840
Fujifilm S8200
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon L830

Nikon P520
Nikon L830
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $222
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon L840
Nikon L830
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $222
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

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
Nikon L840
Nikon P530
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $468
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon B500

Nikon P520
Nikon B500
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in GPS
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Nikon L840
Nikon B500
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
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