• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1000.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P530 advantages over Nikon A900

  • Less expensive
    $279 vs $397
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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 840 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon A900 advantages over Nikon P530

  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 98 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    289g vs 494g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

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
  • 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
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon P510

Nikon P530
Nikon P510
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon A900
Nikon P510
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Nikon P530
Samsung WB1100F
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon A900
Samsung WB1100F
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon L840

Nikon P530
Nikon L840
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon A900
Nikon L840
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Nikon P530
Canon SX740 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon A900
Canon SX740 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer video battery life
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon A1000

Nikon P530
Nikon A1000
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Nikon A900
Nikon A1000
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Touchscreen
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