Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Panasonic DMC FZ62 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P610 vs DMC FZ62 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Panasonic DMC FZ62 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 FZ62

  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 25-600mm (24x), f2.8-5.2
  • No WiFi
  • 120.3 x 80.8 x 91.9mm³ (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6")
  • 600g (19.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ62

Coolpix P610 vs DMC FZ62: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

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

Coolpix P610 vs DMC FZ62: Viewfinder

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

The DMC FZ62 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.20 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.46x.

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 FZ62 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P610Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ62

Better choice: Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Panasonic DMC FZ62 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P610 a better choice

Coolpix P610

DMC FZ62

Higher speed (4, frames/second)75
Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)0.920.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.920.46
Articulated monitor (2)
WiFi (2)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P610 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P610 scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ62

Coolpix P610

DMC FZ62

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.0016.10
Auto Focus points (4)123
Longer battery life (3, photos)360400
More portable (2)1132cm³
(71 cu.in.)
893cm³
(56 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ62 are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the Coolpix P610: the more compact size.

Yields 14 points for the DMC FZ62.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P610

DMC FZ62

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar weight565g600g
Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Panasonic DMC FZ62 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P610 and DMC FZ62

Coolpix P610 und DMC FZ62, front viewCoolpix P610 und DMC FZ62, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P610 und DMC FZ62, view from aboveCoolpix P610 und DMC FZ62, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P610

Panasonic DMC FZ62

20
14

We recommend Nikon Coolpix P610 as better choice.

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