Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P520 vs PowerShot SX540 HS - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Specs

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 SX540 HS

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1200mm (50x), f3.4-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 120.0 x 81.7 x 91.9mm³ (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6")
  • 442g (14.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix P520 vs PowerShot SX540 HS: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

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

Nikon Coolpix P520 VS Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P520 a better choice

Coolpix P520

PowerShot SX540 HS

Higher speed (4, frames/second)76
Better sensibility (4)80 - 3200 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.920.46
Articulated monitor (2)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P520 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display and the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P520 scores 14 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix P520

PowerShot SX540 HS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)18.1020.30
Longer battery life (3, photos)200205
Weighs less (2)550g
(17.7 oz.)
442g
(14.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1070cm³
(67 cu.in.)
901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the Coolpix P520. Another advantage over the Coolpix P520: the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 14 points for the PowerShot SX540 HS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P520

PowerShot SX540 HS

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Nikon Coolpix P520 VS Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P520 and PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix P520 und PowerShot SX540 HS, front viewCoolpix P520 und PowerShot SX540 HS, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P520 und PowerShot SX540 HS, view from aboveCoolpix P520 und PowerShot SX540 HS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P520

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

14
14

We advise to choose the newest model: Canon PowerShot SX540 HS.

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