Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Panasonic DMC FZ72 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P610 vs DMC FZ72 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Panasonic DMC FZ72 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 FZ72

  • Introduced in July 2013
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 20-1200mm (60x), f2.8-5.9
  • No WiFi
  • 130.2 x 97 x 118.2mm³ (5.1" x 3.8" x 4.7")
  • 600g (19.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ72

Coolpix P610 vs DMC FZ72: 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 FZ72: Viewfinder

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

The DMC FZ72 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 FZ72 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P610Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ72

Better choice: Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Panasonic DMC FZ72 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P610 a better choice

Coolpix P610

DMC FZ72

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)
More portable (2)1132cm³
(71 cu.in.)
1493cm³
(94 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P610 are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the more compact size 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 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ72

Coolpix P610

DMC FZ72

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.0016.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)79
Auto Focus points (4)123
Longer battery life (3, photos)360400

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ72 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 16 points for the DMC FZ72.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P610

DMC FZ72

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar weight565g600g
Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Panasonic DMC FZ72 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P610 and DMC FZ72

Coolpix P610 und DMC FZ72, front viewCoolpix P610 und DMC FZ72, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P610 und DMC FZ72, view from aboveCoolpix P610 und DMC FZ72, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P610

Panasonic DMC FZ72

18
16

We advise to choose the newest model: Nikon Coolpix P610.

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