Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P610 vs DMC TZ81 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 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 TZ81

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 19 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112 x 64 x 38mm³ (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5")
  • 281g (9.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ81

Coolpix P610 vs DMC TZ81: 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 TZ81: Viewfinder

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

The DMC TZ81 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.16 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 TZ81 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P610Simulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ81

Better choice: Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Panasonic DMC TZ81 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P610 a better choice

Coolpix P610

DMC TZ81

Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)360320
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P610 are the larger sensitivity, the articulated display and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the DMC TZ81: the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P610 scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC TZ81

Coolpix P610

DMC TZ81

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.0018.90
Higher speed (4, frames/second)710
Auto Focus points (4)149
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)0.921.16
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.04
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Weighs less (2)565g
(18.2 oz.)
281g
(9.1 oz.)
More portable (2)1132cm³
(71 cu.in.)
272cm³
(17 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ81 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the better viewfinder, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the DMC TZ81 is made easy by the superior video recording, the lower weight than the Coolpix P610 and the more compact size.

Yields 27 points for the DMC TZ81.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P610

DMC TZ81

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Panasonic DMC TZ81 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P610 and DMC TZ81

Coolpix P610 und DMC TZ81, front viewCoolpix P610 und DMC TZ81, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P610 und DMC TZ81, view from aboveCoolpix P610 und DMC TZ81, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P610

Panasonic DMC TZ81

11
27

We recommend Panasonic DMC TZ81 as better choice.

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