Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P610 vs Cyber-shot RX10 II - Side by side

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Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 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

Cyber-shot RX10 II

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 14 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-200mm (8x), f2.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 129 x 88.1 x 102.2mm³ (5.1" x 3.5" x 4.0")
  • 770g (24.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX10 II

Coolpix P610 vs Cyber-shot RX10 II: The sensors

Coolpix P610 features a Compact sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot RX10 II uses a 1" sensor.

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the Cyber-shot RX10 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: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II

Coolpix P610 vs Cyber-shot RX10 II: Viewfinder

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

The Cyber-shot RX10 II has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

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)

Cyber-shot RX10 II (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P610Simulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot RX10 II

Advantage: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II

Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P610 a better choice

Coolpix P610

Cyber-shot RX10 II

Weighs less (2)565g
(18.2 oz.)
770g
(24.8 oz.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P610 are the lower weight than the Cyber-shot RX10 II and the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P610 scores 4 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II

Coolpix P610

Cyber-shot RX10 II

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.0020.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)714
Auto Focus points (4)125
Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)0.922.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.23
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)360400

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX10 II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Sony 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 superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the Coolpix P610: that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 35 points for the Cyber-shot RX10 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P610

Cyber-shot RX10 II

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Similar size1132cm³1161cm³
WiFi
Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P610 and Cyber-shot RX10 II

Coolpix P610 und Cyber-shot RX10 II, front viewCoolpix P610 und Cyber-shot RX10 II, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P610 und Cyber-shot RX10 II, view from aboveCoolpix P610 und Cyber-shot RX10 II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P610

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II

4
35

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II as better choice.

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