Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Panasonic DC FZ82 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P900 vs DC FZ82 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Panasonic DC FZ82 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

DC FZ82

  • Introduced in January 2017
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 20-1200mm (60x), f2.8-5.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130.2 x 94.3 x 119.2mm³ (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.7")
  • 616g (19.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC FZ82

Coolpix P900 vs DC FZ82: 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 P900 vs DC FZ82: Viewfinder

Coolpix P900 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 0.92 megapixel with magnification of 0.50x.

The DC FZ82 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.16 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.46x.

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 P900 (0.50x)

DC FZ82 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P900Simulated viewfinder of the DC FZ82

Better choice: Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900 VS Panasonic DC FZ82 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P900 a better choice

Coolpix P900

DC FZ82

Auto Focus points (4)9949
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)360330
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P900 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the articulated display and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the DC FZ82: the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P900 scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC FZ82

Coolpix P900

DC FZ82

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.0018.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)710
Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)0.921.16
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.04
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10804096 x 2160
Weighs less (2)900g
(29.0 oz.)
616g
(19.9 oz.)
More portable (2)1978cm³
(125 cu.in.)
1464cm³
(92 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC FZ82 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the DC FZ82 is made easy by the superior video recording, the lower weight than the Coolpix P900 and the more compact size.

Yields 27 points for the DC FZ82.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P900

DC FZ82

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Nikon Coolpix P900 VS Panasonic DC FZ82 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P900 and DC FZ82

Coolpix P900 und DC FZ82, front viewCoolpix P900 und DC FZ82, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P900 und DC FZ82, view from aboveCoolpix P900 und DC FZ82, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P900

Panasonic DC FZ82

11
27

We recommend Panasonic DC FZ82 as better choice.

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