Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P900 vs DMC TZ81 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 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

DMC TZ81

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 19 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112 x 64 x 38mm³ (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5")
  • 281g (9.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ81

Coolpix P900 vs DMC TZ81: 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 DMC TZ81: Viewfinder

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

The DMC TZ81 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)

DMC TZ81 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P900Simulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ81

Better choice: Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900 VS Panasonic DMC TZ81 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P900 a better choice

Coolpix P900

DMC TZ81

Auto Focus points (4)9949
Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)360320
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P900 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the articulated display. 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 15 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC TZ81

Coolpix P900

DMC TZ81

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.0018.90
Higher speed (4, frames/second)710
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)0.921.16
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.04
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Weighs less (2)900g
(29.0 oz.)
281g
(9.1 oz.)
More portable (2)1978cm³
(125 cu.in.)
272cm³
(17 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ81 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster 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 DMC TZ81 is made easy by the lower weight than the Coolpix P900 and the more compact size.

Yields 23 points for the DMC TZ81.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P900

DMC TZ81

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Nikon Coolpix P900 VS Panasonic DMC TZ81 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P900 and DMC TZ81

Coolpix P900 und DMC TZ81, front viewCoolpix P900 und DMC TZ81, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P900 und DMC TZ81, view from aboveCoolpix P900 und DMC TZ81, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P900

Panasonic DMC TZ81

15
23

We recommend Panasonic DMC TZ81 as better choice.

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