Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

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

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV 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 IV

  • Introduced in September 2017
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 24 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-600mm (25x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 94 x 127.4mm³ (5.2" x 3.7" x 5.0")
  • 1095g (35.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX10 IV

Coolpix P610 vs Cyber-shot RX10 IV: The sensors

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

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the Cyber-shot RX10 IV'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 IV

Coolpix P610 vs Cyber-shot RX10 IV: Viewfinder

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

The Cyber-shot RX10 IV 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 IV (0.70x)

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

Advantage: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV

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

Why is Nikon Coolpix P610 a better choice

Coolpix P610

Cyber-shot RX10 IV

Weighs less (2)565g
(18.2 oz.)
1095g
(35.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1132cm³
(71 cu.in.)
1587cm³
(100 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P610 are the lower weight than the Cyber-shot RX10 IV, the more compact size and the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P610 scores 6 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV

Coolpix P610

Cyber-shot RX10 IV

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.0020.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)724
Auto Focus points (4)1315
Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)0.922.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.44
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)360400

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX10 IV 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 rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the Cyber-shot RX10 IV is made easy by the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 37 points for the Cyber-shot RX10 IV.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P610

Cyber-shot RX10 IV

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

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P610

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV

6
37

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

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