Canon PowerShot SX400 is vs Nikon Coolpix P530

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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
Nikon Coolpix P530

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a maximum focal length of 720mmmm, but the Nikon Coolpix P530 is only a 1,000mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (719mm shorter).
Hugely lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a weight of 313gg, but the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 494gg digital camera (181g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Shorter Edit
Canon PowerShot SX400 is is 80.1mmmm tall. That's 4mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (84.1mmmm).
Thinner Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 69.1mmmm deep digital camera. That's 29.1mm thinner than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (98.2mmmm).
18.4mm narrower Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 104.4mmmm wide digital camera. That's 18.4mm narrower than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (122.8mmmm).
Cheaper by $185
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is costs $185 less than the Nikon Coolpix P530.
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
9 Reasons For
2% more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 16.79MPMP digital camera. That's 0.19MP more than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (16.79MPMP).
29% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 42xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 12x bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (42xx). 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.

2% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (5.9).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a minimum aperture of 3, but the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.4 larger).
84% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 5 higher than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (6,400).
76% higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 691 pixels higher than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (921,000 pixels pixels).
240 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a digital camera that takes 240 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is only takes 190 shots 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.

Much better expert reviews
Based on 12 reviews, the average expert review score of the Nikon Coolpix P530 is 79%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is 69% (based on 12 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 34 reviews, the average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix P530 is 91%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is 84% (based on 73 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
2% less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 16.6MPMP digital camera. That's 0.19MP less than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (16.79MPMP).
40% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 30xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 12x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (42xx). 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.

2% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 5.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (5.9).
12% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a minimum aperture of 3.4, however the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.4 smaller).
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 5 lower than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (6,400).
4x lower display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 691 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (921,000 pixels pixels).
Only 190 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is 190 shots, but the Nikon Coolpix P530 only takes 240 shots 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.

Older by one month
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is one month older than the Nikon Coolpix P530.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS's average expert score is only 69%, however the Nikon Coolpix P530's is 79% (based on 12 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS's average user score is 84%, however the Nikon Coolpix P530's is 91% (based on 34 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a maximum focal length of 1,000mmmm, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 720mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (719mm longer).
A lot heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a weight of 494gg, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 313gg digital camera (181g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is an 84.1mmmm tall digital camera. That's 4mm taller than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (84.1mmmm).
Thicker Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a depth of 98.2mmmm. That's 29.1mm thicker than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (98.2mmmm).
15% wider Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a width of 122.8mmmm. That's 18.4mm wider than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (122.8mmmm).
More expensive by $185
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is $185 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS.
Not as many stockists
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is only stocked by 6 sellers, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is stocked by 7 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16MP
BEST
16.1MP
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
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
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.6MP 16.79MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x 42x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.8 5.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.4 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
720mm
BEST
1,000mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 129 4.3 - 180
Lens Structure
13/10 14/10

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Face tracking
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Face tracking
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0 - 0.5 0.5 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range
0 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.14 - ∞ 2 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 64
 320
 640
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 64
 320
 640
 3200
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
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)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Forced off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Forced off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
1.4 - 3 1.5 - 4.5
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.5 - 8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 WAV
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 56MB
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Lens Magnification Ratio
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

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
 Scene
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
313g
BEST
494g
Height
80.1mm
BEST
84.1mm
Depth
69.1mm
BEST
98.2mm
Width
104.4mm
BEST
122.8mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 494g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
 AC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NB-11LH EN-EL5
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 4h
Shot Per Battery Charge
190 shots 240 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.17h

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
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