Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Panasonic DMC FZ62 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P520 vs DMC FZ62 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Panasonic DMC FZ62 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

DMC FZ62

  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 25-600mm (24x), f2.8-5.2
  • No WiFi
  • 120.3 x 80.8 x 91.9mm³ (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6")
  • 600g (19.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ62

Coolpix P520 vs DMC FZ62: 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.).

Coolpix P520 vs DMC FZ62: Viewfinder

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

The DMC FZ62 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.20 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.46x.

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.

Coolpix P520 (0.50x)

DMC FZ62 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P520Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ62

Better choice: Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520 VS Panasonic DMC FZ62 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P520 a better choice

Coolpix P520

DMC FZ62

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)18.1016.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)75
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 the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P520 scores 19 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ62

Coolpix P520

DMC FZ62

Auto Focus points (4)923
Longer battery life (3, photos)200400
More portable (2)1070cm³
(67 cu.in.)
893cm³
(56 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ62 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, that the battery has more stamina and the more compact size.

Yields 9 points for the DMC FZ62.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P520

DMC FZ62

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar weight550g600g
Nikon Coolpix P520 VS Panasonic DMC FZ62 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P520 and DMC FZ62

Coolpix P520 und DMC FZ62, front viewCoolpix P520 und DMC FZ62, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P520 und DMC FZ62, view from aboveCoolpix P520 und DMC FZ62, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P520

Panasonic DMC FZ62

19
9

We recommend Nikon Coolpix P520 as better choice.

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