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Nikon Coolpix P530 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10

Nikon Coolpix P530 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10

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Nikon Coolpix P530
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 42x optical zoom digital camera. That's 33.7x bigger than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (8.3x). 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.

540mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix P530 is 1,000mm maximum focal length, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is only a 460mm maximum focal length digital camera (540mm shorter).
276g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a weight of 494g, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 770g digital camera (276g 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.

5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (20.2MP). 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 33x digital zoom digital camera. That's 29x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (33x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

26% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,228,800 pixels. That's 307,800 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (1,228,800 pixels).
340.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however 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.

Better selling
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 ranks No. 485 by number of sales, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P530 ranks No. 2236.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP lower than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (20.2MP). 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 29x smaller than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (33x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon Coolpix P530 is only 921,000 pixels display resolution. That's 307,800 pixels lower than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (1,228,800 pixels).
Only 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Nikon Coolpix P530 is 240.00, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 only takes 340.00 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.

Less popular
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2236 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 ranks No. 485.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is an 8.3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 33.7x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (8.3x). 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.

Two times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 460mm, however the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 1,000mm maximum focal length digital camera (540mm longer).
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a weight of 770g, however the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 494g digital camera (276g 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.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16.1MP 20.2MP
BEST
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
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixels
16.79MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x
BEST
8.3x
Digital Zoom
4x 33x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
5.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,000mm
BEST
460mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 180 8.8 - 73.3
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
14/10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.5 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
2 - ∞ 2.5 - ∞

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
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 80
 125
 250
 500
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 80
 125
 250
 500
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 4.5 0 - 20.4
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 8 1 - 10.2
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
BEST
 MOV
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
56MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" Unknown - Click to provide data
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.7x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
 Program
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
 Program
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
494g
BEST
770g
Height
84.1mm 88.1mm
Depth
98.2mm 102.2mm
Width
122.8mm 129mm
Weight (including Battery)
494g
BEST
813g

Battery

Power Source Type
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
EN-EL5 NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
240 shots 340 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
4.17h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (mac)
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 Micro-USB
 USB
 HDMI
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case
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