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Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic SZ10

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 front
Portability
93
Imaging
41
Features
34
Overall
38

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic SZ10 Key Specs

Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Launched January 2013
Panasonic SZ10
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F3.1-6.3) lens
  • 177g - 99 x 60 x 30mm
  • Launched January 2015
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Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic SZ10 Overview

Below is a thorough comparison of the Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic SZ10, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by brands Nikon and Panasonic. The resolution of the S5200 (16MP) and the SZ10 (16MP) is very comparable and they come with the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The S5200 was unveiled 23 months prior to the SZ10 making the cameras a generation apart from one another. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a concise summation of how the S5200 scores versus the SZ10 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Panasonic SZ10

 S5200 SZ10 

Reasons to pick Panasonic SZ10 over the Nikon S5200

 SZ10 S5200 
LaunchedJanuary 2015January 2013More recent by 23 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Common features in the Nikon S5200 and Panasonic SZ10

 S5200 SZ10 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display size
Display resolution460k460kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic SZ10 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to lug around your camera, you will have to factor its weight and proportions. The Nikon S5200 features outer dimensions of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs) while the Panasonic SZ10 has measurements of 99mm x 60mm x 30mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.2") having a weight of 177 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are employing during that time. Below is the front view scale comparison of the S5200 against the SZ10.

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic SZ10 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the S5200 and SZ10 is 95 and 93 respectively.

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic SZ10 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic SZ10 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very difficult to visualise the contrast in sensor measurements purely by checking out specifications. The photograph here will help provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the S5200 and SZ10.

Plainly, the 2 cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the identical MP and you should expect comparable quality of photographs although you should consider the production date of the cameras into account. The older S5200 will be behind in sensor technology.

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic SZ10 sensor size comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic SZ10 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic SZ10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S5200 Portrait photography info
Panasonic SZ10 Portrait photography info
30
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
36
MP count good (16 megapixels)
provides face detection focusing
no manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S5200 Street photography factors
Panasonic SZ10 Street photography factors
48
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
70
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (177g)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S5200 Sports photography info
Panasonic SZ10 Sports photography info
28
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
not so great battery (160 shots)
lack of phase detect AF
34
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
slow frames per second (1.4 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
terrible battery (200 per charge)
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon S5200
Travel photography with Panasonic SZ10
68
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (26mm)
great max aperture (f)
lack of Timelapse recording
not so great battery (160 shots)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
67
lighter than competitors in class (177 grams)
MP count good (16MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
great reach (288mm)
no Time Lapse function
terrible battery (200 per charge)
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon S5200
Landscape photography with Panasonic SZ10
42
pretty wide (26mm)
great max aperture (f)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual mode
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
not so great battery (160 shots)
lack of Timelapse recording
42
decently wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
no manual control
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
terrible battery (200 per charge)
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S5200 Vlogging info
Panasonic SZ10 Vlogging info
33
pretty wide (26mm)
great max aperture (f)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
lack of external microphone support
32
decently wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
lighter than competitors in class (177 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external mic socket
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Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic SZ10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S5200 and Panasonic SZ10
 Nikon Coolpix S5200Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
General Information
Brand Nikon Panasonic
Model type Nikon Coolpix S5200 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2013-01-29 2015-01-06
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.16 x 4.62mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 1600
Max boosted ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 125 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-156mm (6.0x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.1-6.3
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 3" 3"
Display resolution 460 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate - 1.4 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 5.20 m
Flash options - Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, slow sync w/redeye, off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p), 320 x 240 (30p)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format - Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 146g (0.32 lb) 177g (0.39 lb)
Dimensions 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 99 x 60 x 30mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 160 photos 200 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL19 -
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Retail cost $130 $200