Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P610 vs DMC FZ1000 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Panasonic DMC FZ1000 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

DMC FZ1000

  • Introduced in July 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-400mm (17x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 137 x 98.5 x 130.7mm³ (5.4" x 3.9" x 5.1")
  • 831g (26.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000

Coolpix P610 vs DMC FZ1000: The sensors

Coolpix P610 features a Compact sized sensor, while the DMC FZ1000 uses a 1" sensor.

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the DMC FZ1000's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the Coolpix P610 employs at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Compact sized chips.

Better choice: Panasonic DMC FZ1000

Coolpix P610 vs DMC FZ1000: Viewfinder

Coolpix P610 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 0.92 megapixel with magnification of 0.50x.

The DMC FZ1000 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

Coolpix P610 (0.50x)

DMC FZ1000 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P610Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000

Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P610 a better choice

Coolpix P610

DMC FZ1000

Weighs less (2)565g
(18.2 oz.)
831g
(26.8 oz.)
More portable (2)1132cm³
(71 cu.in.)
1764cm³
(111 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P610 are the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000, the more compact size and the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P610 scores 6 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ1000

Coolpix P610

DMC FZ1000

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.0020.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)712
Auto Focus points (4)149
Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)0.922.36
Better Video (2)1920 x 10804096 x 2160
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 30 points for the DMC FZ1000.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P610

DMC FZ1000

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Articulated screen
WiFi
Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P610 and DMC FZ1000

Coolpix P610 und DMC FZ1000, front viewCoolpix P610 und DMC FZ1000, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P610 und DMC FZ1000, view from aboveCoolpix P610 und DMC FZ1000, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P610

Panasonic DMC FZ1000

6
30

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 as better choice.

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