Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P900

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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
Nikon Coolpix P900

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
1% more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 16.8MP digital camera. That's 0.039999999999999MP more than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (16.76MP).
Built-in microphone Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a built-in microphone, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone.
Cheaper by £289
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is £289.01 cheaper than the Nikon Coolpix P900.
Better selling
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ranks No. 1666 by number of sales, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 ranks No. 4048.
10 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is an 83x optical zoom digital camera. That's 33x bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (83x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

22% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.6 larger).
800mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a maximum focal length of 2,000mm, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera (800mm shorter).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 higher than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (6,400).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,000 pixels higher than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (921,000 pixels).
360.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 360.00, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS only takes 210.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

4 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
One more awards
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has 4 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has 3 awards.
Marginally better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 75% based on 26 reviews, however the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 73% (based on 18 reviews).
Marginally better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 91% based on 124 reviews, however the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 88% (based on 57 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
66% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 50x optical zoom digital camera. That's 33x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (83x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.6 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a minimum aperture of 3.4, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a maximum focal length of 1,200mm, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2,000mm maximum focal length digital camera (800mm longer).
3,200 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 lower than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (6,400).
Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,000 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (921,000 pixels).
Only 210.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS takes 210.00 shots per battery charge, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 only takes 360.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Fewer sellers
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only stocked by 11 stores, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is stocked by 15 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by one month
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is one month older than the Nikon Coolpix P900.
One less award
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has only received 3 awards, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 has received 4 awards.
Expert review Rating is a bit Worse
The average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only 73%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 75% (based on 26 reviews).
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The average user rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 91% (based on 124 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 16.76MP digital camera. That's 0.039999999999999MP less than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (16.76MP).
Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS does.
More expensive by £289
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is £289.01 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS.
Less popular
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 4048 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ranks No. 1666.

Awards

3 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Easy to Use
vido.com.ua: Recommended
4 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 16MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP
BEST
16.76MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x 83x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.5 6.5
Minimum Aperture
3.4 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,200mm 2,000mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 215 4.3 - 357
Lens Structure
13/10 16/12
Combined Zoom
200x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
4.3 - 215 0.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0 - 0.5 0.01 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
ISO Speed
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 15s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
1.3 - 3 5 - 7
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.5 - 11.5
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
BEST
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot mode
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing Mode
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
442g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
81.7mm 103.2mm
Depth
91.9mm 137.4mm
Width
120mm 139.5mm
Weight Including Battery
442g
BEST
899g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6LH EN-EL23
Battery Capacity
1,060mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
210 shots 360 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6h

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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