Leica C-Lux vs Nikon Coolpix P520 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs Coolpix P520 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Nikon Coolpix P520 Specs

C-Lux

  • Introduced in June 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-360mm (15x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111.2 x 66.4 x 45.2mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8")
  • 340g (11.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for C-Lux

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

C-Lux vs Coolpix P520: The sensors

C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the Coolpix P520 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the C-Lux is a lot larger than the Coolpix P520's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Leica C-Lux

C-Lux vs Coolpix P520: Viewfinder

C-Lux has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.33 megapixel with magnification of 0.53x.

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.

C-Lux (0.53x)

Coolpix P520 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the C-LuxSimulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P520

Advantage: Leica C-Lux

Leica C-Lux VS Nikon Coolpix P520 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice

C-Lux

Coolpix P520

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)107
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.330.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)370200
Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
550g
(17.7 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
1070cm³
(67 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the C-Lux are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Leica are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the C-Lux is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the Coolpix P520 and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The C-Lux scores 41 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix P520

C-Lux

Coolpix P520

Articulated monitor (2)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P520 are the articulated display and the built-in GPS.

Yields 4 points for the Coolpix P520.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

C-Lux

Coolpix P520

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Leica C-Lux VS Nikon Coolpix P520 Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and Coolpix P520

C-Lux und Coolpix P520, front viewC-Lux und Coolpix P520, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und Coolpix P520, view from aboveC-Lux und Coolpix P520, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Nikon Coolpix P520

41
4

We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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