Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P510 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX70 HS vs Coolpix P510 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P510 Specs

PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 21-1365mm (65x), f3.4-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 127 x 90.9 x 116.6mm³ (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6")
  • 608g (19.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX70 HS

Coolpix P510

  • Introduced in February 2012
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-1000mm (42x), f3.0-5.9
  • No WiFi
  • 119.8 x 82.9 x 102.2mm³ (4.7" x 3.3" x 4.0")
  • 555g (17.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P510

PowerShot SX70 HS vs Coolpix P510: 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 SX70 HS vs Coolpix P510: Viewfinder

PowerShot SX70 HS has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.39 megapixel with magnification of 0.50x.

The Coolpix P510 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 SX70 HS (0.50x)

Coolpix P510 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the PowerShot SX70 HSSimulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P510

Better choice: Draw

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS VS Nikon Coolpix P510 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX70 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX70 HS

Coolpix P510

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3016.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)107
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.390.20
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)325240
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the better viewfinder. We also like the superior video recording, 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 SX70 HS scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix P510

PowerShot SX70 HS

Coolpix P510

Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
More portable (2)1346cm³
(85 cu.in.)
1015cm³
(64 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P510 are the larger sensitivity, the more compact size and the built-in GPS.

Yields 8 points for the Coolpix P510.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX70 HS

Coolpix P510

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Articulated screen
Similar weight608g555g
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS VS Nikon Coolpix P510 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX70 HS and Coolpix P510

PowerShot SX70 HS und Coolpix P510, front viewPowerShot SX70 HS und Coolpix P510, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX70 HS und Coolpix P510, view from abovePowerShot SX70 HS und Coolpix P510, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Nikon Coolpix P510

20
8

We recommend Canon PowerShot SX70 HS as better choice.

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