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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P900

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P900

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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
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.
Histogram Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS features histogram, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 does not feature histogram.
Cheaper by £217
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is £217 cheaper than the Nikon Coolpix P900.
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 number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a minimum aperture number 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix P900 is 2,000mm maximum focal length, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera (800mm shorter).
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a vari-angle LCD display, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon Coolpix P900 is 921,000 pixels display resolution. That's 460,000 pixels higher than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (921,000 pixels).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a GPS (satellite), whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

360.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 360.00, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

12 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.
Three more awards
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has 6 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has 3 awards.
Marginally better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 92% based on 323 reviews, however the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 91% (based on 939 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 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 number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,200mm, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2,000mm maximum focal length digital camera (800mm longer).
Vastly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels. That's 460,000 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (921,000 pixels).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS does not have a GPS (satellite), whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Only 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Nikon Coolpix P900 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 4 sellers, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is stocked by 16 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 five months
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is five months older than the Nikon Coolpix P900.
Three less awards
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has only received 3 awards, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 has received 6 awards.
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The average user rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 91%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 92% (based on 323 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
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 £217
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is £217 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS.

Awards

3 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Easy to Use
vido.com.ua: Recommended
6 Awards
digifotopro.nl: Silver
Ephotozine: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

28 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16MP 16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixels
16.8MP
BEST
16.76MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 Number
6.5 6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,200mm 2,000mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 215 4.3 - 357
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 16/12
Combined Zoom
200x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
4.3 - 215 0.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0 - 0.5 0.01 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.05m 0.5m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.3m 5m
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 15s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.3 - 3 5 - 7
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At 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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot function
Histogram
 Histogram
BEST
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing
 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 Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Scene Modes
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
Languages Support
 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-6LH EN-EL23
Battery Capacity
1,060mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
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

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

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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