Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P610 vs PowerShot SX420 IS - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Specs

Coolpix P610

  • Introduced in March 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-1440mm (60x), f3.3-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 125 x 85 x 106.5mm³ (4.9" x 3.3" x 4.2")
  • 565g (18.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P610

PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1008mm (42x), f3.5-6.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 104.4 x 69.1 x 85.1mm³ (4.1" x 2.7" x 3.4")
  • 442g (14.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX420 IS

Coolpix P610 vs PowerShot SX420 IS: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

The Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P610 a better choice

Coolpix P610

PowerShot SX420 IS

Higher speed (4, frames/second)72
Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.920.23
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10801280 x 720
Longer battery life (3, photos)360195
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P610 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX420 IS: the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P610 scores 19 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Coolpix P610

PowerShot SX420 IS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.0020.00
Auto Focus points (4)19
Weighs less (2)565g
(18.2 oz.)
442g
(14.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1132cm³
(71 cu.in.)
614cm³
(39 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the lower weight than the Coolpix P610. Another advantage over the Coolpix P610: the more compact size.

Yields 13 points for the PowerShot SX420 IS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P610

PowerShot SX420 IS

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P610 and PowerShot SX420 IS

Coolpix P610 und PowerShot SX420 IS, front viewCoolpix P610 und PowerShot SX420 IS, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P610 und PowerShot SX420 IS, view from aboveCoolpix P610 und PowerShot SX420 IS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P610

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

19
13

We recommend Nikon Coolpix P610 as better choice.

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