Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P900 vs PowerShot SX420 IS - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Specs

Coolpix P900

  • 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 24-2000mm (83x), f2.8-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 137.4 x 103.2 x 139.5mm³ (5.4" x 4.1" x 5.5")
  • 900g (29.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P900

PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1008mm (42x), f3.5-6.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 104.4 x 69.1 x 85.1mm³ (4.1" x 2.7" x 3.4")
  • 442g (14.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX420 IS

Coolpix P900 vs PowerShot SX420 IS: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

The Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

Nikon Coolpix P900 VS Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P900 a better choice

Coolpix P900

PowerShot SX420 IS

Higher speed (4, frames/second)72
Auto Focus points (4)999
Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.920.23
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10801280 x 720
Longer battery life (3, photos)360195
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P900 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the Coolpix P900 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina and the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P900 scores 23 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Coolpix P900

PowerShot SX420 IS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.0020.00
Weighs less (2)900g
(29.0 oz.)
442g
(14.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1978cm³
(125 cu.in.)
614cm³
(39 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS are the higher resolution, the lower weight than the Coolpix P900 and the more compact size.

Yields 9 points for the PowerShot SX420 IS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P900

PowerShot SX420 IS

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Nikon Coolpix P900 VS Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P900 and PowerShot SX420 IS

Coolpix P900 und PowerShot SX420 IS, front viewCoolpix P900 und PowerShot SX420 IS, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P900 und PowerShot SX420 IS, view from aboveCoolpix P900 und PowerShot SX420 IS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P900

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

23
9

We recommend Nikon Coolpix P900 as better choice.

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