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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS vs Nikon Coolpix P530

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

3 Reasons For
Hugely lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a weight of 313g, but the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 494g 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.

Cheaper by $109
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is costs $109 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
1% higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP higher than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (16.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

29% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 42x optical zoom digital camera. That's 12x bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (42x). 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 number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a maximum aperture number of 5.9. That's 0.1 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (5.9).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix P530 is 3 minimum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.4 larger).
A lot longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 1,000mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is only a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera (280mm shorter).
76% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 691,000 pixels higher than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (921,000 pixels).
240.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a digital camera that takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is only takes 190.00 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.

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 85% (based on 62 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
1% lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 16MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (16.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

40% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 12x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (42x). 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 number 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 number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a minimum aperture number of 3.4, however the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.4 smaller).
A lot shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX400 is is only 720mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 1,000mm maximum focal length digital camera (280mm longer).
4x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX400 is is only 230,000 pixels display resolution. That's 691,000 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (921,000 pixels).
Only 190.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is 190.00, but the Nikon Coolpix P530 only takes 240.00 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.

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 85%, however the Nikon Coolpix P530's is 91% (based on 34 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
A lot heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a weight of 494g, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 313g 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.

More expensive by $109
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is $109 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

17 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16MP 16.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
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
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.6MP 16.79MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 Number
5.8 5.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
720mm 1,000mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 129 4.3 - 180
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 14/10

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
0.14 - ∞ 2 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.4m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
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)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Forced off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Forced off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1.4 - 3 1.5 - 4.5
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5 0.5 - 8
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 WAV
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 56MB
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
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
 Scene
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
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
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
 AC
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NB-11LH EN-EL5
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
190 shots 240 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.17h

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
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