Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P610 vs DMC FZ1000 II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II 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 II

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • 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
  • 136 x 97.2 x 131.5mm³ (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2")
  • 810g (26.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix P610 vs DMC FZ1000 II: The sensors

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

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the DMC FZ1000 II'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 II

Coolpix P610 vs DMC FZ1000 II: Viewfinder

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

The DMC FZ1000 II has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.74x.

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 II (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P610Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 II

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P610 a better choice

Coolpix P610

DMC FZ1000 II

Weighs less (2)565g
(18.2 oz.)
810g
(26.1 oz.)
More portable (2)1132cm³
(71 cu.in.)
1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

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

The Coolpix P610 scores 6 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix P610

DMC FZ1000 II

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 monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.24
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10804096 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)360440

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 II 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 that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the DMC FZ1000 II is made easy by the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 37 points for the DMC FZ1000 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P610

DMC FZ1000 II

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
WiFi
Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P610 and DMC FZ1000 II

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P610

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

6
37

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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