• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1000.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon P530 advantages over Panasonic GH5

  • Less expensive
    $340* vs $1698
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Lighter weight
    494g vs 725g
    Lighter weight

Panasonic GH5 advantages over Nikon P530

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Slower slow-motion
    180 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.34 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    20 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 921k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.9 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    600 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 20MP sensor; Better per-pixel sharpness; Very good, slightly improved dynamic range and high ISOs; Stellar 4K video up to 60p with no crop; 6K Photo; Dual UHS-II SD slots; Good battery life for its class.

  • Buffer is deep, but slow to clear; Expensive; Menus still confusing; No optical low-pass filter means greater risk of moire; No built-in flash.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P510

Nikon P530
Nikon P510
  • $468
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic GH5
Nikon P510
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Nikon P520

Nikon P530
Nikon P520
  • $468
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic GH5
Nikon P520
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Nikon P530
Samsung WB1100F
  • $468
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic GH5
Samsung WB1100F
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Internal flash

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Nikon P530
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $468
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $1599
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GH5
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1599
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Panasonic G9

Nikon P530
Panasonic G9
  • $468
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GH5
Panasonic G9
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Top deck display
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