Nikon's P530 is essentially a dialed down version of their P600. The two cameras have the same sensors and speed (7 fps burst), the main differences are in the lenses. The P530 uses a 42x optical zoom (compared to the P600's 60x) and can also handle close-ups at about .4 inches from the front of the lens (compared to the P600's .2 inches). Except for a little shorter battery life and the different lenses, the two cameras are very similar. The P530 will cost you about $50 less retail, so it's up to you if the added zoom is worth that much to you. Its predessor, the P520, was one of our favorite extended zooms last year, but the category is becoming increasingly competitive.