• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 810.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1000.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Sony HX200V advantages over Nikon P520

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon P520 advantages over Sony HX200V

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,000 mm vs 810 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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

Buy From

Review Excerpt

  • Extremely versatile superzoom that covers everything from wide angle to mega-telephoto; Portable design doesn't sacrifice comfort; Detailed images thanks to high-resolution 18.2MP BSI CMOS sensor.

  • Slow to use overall; Poor image quality at high ISOs; Images not as sharp or as bright at full telephoto as we had hoped.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ100

Sony HX200V
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Hot shoe
Nikon P520
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Sony HX100V

Sony HX200V
Sony HX100V
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon P520
Sony HX100V
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Integrated ND filter
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon P510

Sony HX200V
Nikon P510
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
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

Compared to Panasonic FZ60

Sony HX200V
Panasonic FZ60
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
Nikon P520
Panasonic FZ60
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Nikon P530

Sony HX200V
Nikon P530
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $468
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
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
Compare Other Cameras?