• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1000.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.5 megapixels
  • 7.30mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P520 advantages over Ricoh Theta V

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,000 mm vs 7 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More pixels
    18.1 vs 14.5 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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

Ricoh Theta V advantages over Nikon P520

  • 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
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.0
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 101 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    10 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    121g vs 550g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    7 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/25000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

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

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
  • 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

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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
Ricoh Theta V
Nikon P510
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm S8200

Nikon P520
Fujifilm S8200
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $425
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Ricoh Theta V
Fujifilm S8200
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $425
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Nikon P520
Samsung WB1100F
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $487
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh Theta V
Samsung WB1100F
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $487
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Nikon P520
Olympus SP-100
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh Theta V
Olympus SP-100
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon P530

Nikon P520
Nikon P530
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $341
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
Ricoh Theta V
Nikon P530
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $341
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
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