• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1000.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1008.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P530 advantages over Canon SX520 HS

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • 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
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX520 HS advantages over Nikon P530

  • Less expensive
    $265 vs $340
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

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 HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon P510

Nikon P530
Nikon P510
  • $340
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon SX520 HS
Nikon P510
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Longer exposure
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Olympus SP-820UZ

Nikon P530
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $340
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bulb shutter
Canon SX520 HS
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Nikon P520

Nikon P530
Nikon P520
  • $340
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon SX520 HS
Nikon P520
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Nikon P530
Samsung WB1100F
  • $340
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon SX520 HS
Samsung WB1100F
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon SX530 HS

Nikon P530
Canon SX530 HS
  • $340
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon SX520 HS
Canon SX530 HS
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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