Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Panasonic DC TZ96 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P610 vs DC TZ96 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Panasonic DC TZ96 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

DC TZ96

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112 x 68.8 x 41.6mm³ (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.6")
  • 328g (10.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC TZ96

Coolpix P610 vs DC TZ96: 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 DC TZ96: Viewfinder

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

The DC TZ96 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.33 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.53x.

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)

DC TZ96 (0.53x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P610Simulated viewfinder of the DC TZ96

Better choice: Panasonic DC TZ96

Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Panasonic DC TZ96 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P610 a better choice

Coolpix P610

DC TZ96

Higher speed (4, frames/second)75
Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P610 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P610 scores 10 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC TZ96

Coolpix P610

DC TZ96

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.0020.30
Auto Focus points (4)149
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)0.922.33
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.04
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)360380
Weighs less (2)565g
(18.2 oz.)
328g
(10.6 oz.)
More portable (2)1132cm³
(71 cu.in.)
321cm³
(20 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC TZ96 are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus 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 DC TZ96 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the Coolpix P610 and the more compact size.

Yields 26 points for the DC TZ96.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P610

DC TZ96

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
WiFi
Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Panasonic DC TZ96 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P610 and DC TZ96

Coolpix P610 und DC TZ96, front viewCoolpix P610 und DC TZ96, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P610 und DC TZ96, view from aboveCoolpix P610 und DC TZ96, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P610

Panasonic DC TZ96

10
26

We recommend Panasonic DC TZ96 as better choice.

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