Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P520 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX60 HS vs Coolpix P520 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P520 Specs

PowerShot SX60 HS

  • Introduced in October 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 21-1365mm (65x), f3.4-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 127.6 x 92.6 x 114.3mm³ (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.5")
  • 650g (21.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX60 HS

Coolpix P520

  • Introduced in March 2013
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-1000mm (42x), f3.0-5.9
  • No WiFi
  • 125.2 x 84.1 x 101.6mm³ (4.9" x 3.3" x 4.0")
  • 550g (17.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P520

PowerShot SX60 HS vs Coolpix P520: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

PowerShot SX60 HS vs Coolpix P520: Viewfinder

PowerShot SX60 HS has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 0.92 megapixel with magnification of 0.50x.

The Coolpix P520 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.20 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.50x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

PowerShot SX60 HS (0.50x)

Coolpix P520 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the PowerShot SX60 HSSimulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P520

Better choice: Draw

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS VS Nikon Coolpix P520 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX60 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX60 HS

Coolpix P520

Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)0.920.20
Longer battery life (3, photos)340200
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX60 HS are the better viewfinder, that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot SX60 HS scores 9 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix P520

PowerShot SX60 HS

Coolpix P520

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1018.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)67
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Weighs less (2)650g
(21.0 oz.)
550g
(17.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1351cm³
(85 cu.in.)
1070cm³
(67 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P520 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like the lower weight than the PowerShot SX60 HS, the more compact size and the built-in GPS.

Yields 19 points for the Coolpix P520.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX60 HS

Coolpix P520

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS VS Nikon Coolpix P520 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX60 HS and Coolpix P520

PowerShot SX60 HS und Coolpix P520, front viewPowerShot SX60 HS und Coolpix P520, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX60 HS und Coolpix P520, view from abovePowerShot SX60 HS und Coolpix P520, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Nikon Coolpix P520

9
19

We recommend Nikon Coolpix P520 as better choice.

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