Panasonic DC FZ82 vs Nikon Coolpix P900 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DC FZ82 vs Coolpix P900 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DC FZ82 vs Nikon Coolpix P900 Specs

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

  • 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 vs Coolpix P900: 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.).

DC FZ82 vs Coolpix P900: Viewfinder

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

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

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.

DC FZ82 (0.46x)

Coolpix P900 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DC FZ82Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P900

Better choice: Nikon Coolpix P900

Panasonic DC FZ82 VS Nikon Coolpix P900 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DC FZ82 a better choice

DC FZ82

Coolpix P900

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)18.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)107
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)1.160.92
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)616g
(19.9 oz.)
900g
(29.0 oz.)
More portable (2)1464cm³
(92 cu.in.)
1978cm³
(125 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.

The DC FZ82 scores 27 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix P900

DC FZ82

Coolpix P900

Auto Focus points (4)4999
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)330360
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.

Yields 11 points for the Coolpix P900.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DC FZ82

Coolpix P900

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

Look at front view of the DC FZ82 and Coolpix P900

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DC FZ82

Nikon Coolpix P900

27
11

We recommend Panasonic DC FZ82 as better choice.

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