Panasonic DC FZ82 vs Nikon Coolpix P520 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DC FZ82 vs Coolpix P520 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DC FZ82 vs Nikon Coolpix P520 Specs


  • Introduced in January 2017
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 20-1200mm (60x), f2.8-5.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130.2 x 94.3 x 119.2mm³ (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.7")
  • 616g (19.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC FZ82

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

DC FZ82 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

DC FZ82 vs Coolpix P520: Viewfinder

DC FZ82 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 1.16 megapixel with magnification of 0.46x.

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.

DC FZ82 (0.46x)

Coolpix P520 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DC FZ82Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P520

Better choice: Nikon Coolpix P520

Panasonic DC FZ82 VS Nikon Coolpix P520 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DC FZ82 a better choice


Coolpix P520

Higher speed (4, frames/second)107
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)1.160.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)330200
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC FZ82 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the DC FZ82 is made easy by 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 DC FZ82 scores 27 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix P520


Coolpix P520

Articulated monitor (2)
Weighs less (2)616g
(19.9 oz.)
(17.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1464cm³
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P520 are the articulated display, the lower weight than the DC FZ82 and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.

Yields 8 points for the Coolpix P520.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Coolpix P520

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Resolution (megapixel)18.1018.10
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Panasonic DC FZ82 VS Nikon Coolpix P520 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DC FZ82 and Coolpix P520

DC FZ82 und Coolpix P520, front viewDC FZ82 und Coolpix P520, front view

Top view of cameras

DC FZ82 und Coolpix P520, view from aboveDC FZ82 und Coolpix P520, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DC FZ82

Nikon Coolpix P520


We recommend Panasonic DC FZ82 as better choice.

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