Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Nikon Coolpix B500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC TZ101 vs Coolpix B500 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Nikon Coolpix B500 Specs

DMC TZ101

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 25-250mm (10x), f2.8-5.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111 x 65 x 44mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.7")
  • 310g (10.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ101

Coolpix B500

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 22-900mm (40x), f3.0-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 113.5 x 78.3 x 94.9mm³ (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7")
  • 542g (17.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix B500

DMC TZ101 vs Coolpix B500: The sensors

The DMC TZ101 features a 1" sized sensor, while the Coolpix B500 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the DMC TZ101 is a lot larger than the Coolpix B500's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Panasonic DMC TZ101

Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Nikon Coolpix B500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC TZ101 a better choice

DMC TZ101

Coolpix B500

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)107
Auto Focus points (4)491
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO125 - 6400 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)310g
(10.0 oz.)
542g
(17.5 oz.)
More portable (2)317cm³
(20 cu.in.)
843cm³
(53 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ101 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the lower weight than the Coolpix B500. Another advantage over the Coolpix B500: the more compact size.

The DMC TZ101 scores 32 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix B500

DMC TZ101

Coolpix B500

Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)320600

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix B500 are the articulated display and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 5 points for the Coolpix B500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC TZ101

Coolpix B500

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Nikon Coolpix B500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC TZ101 and Coolpix B500

DMC TZ101 und Coolpix B500, front viewDMC TZ101 und Coolpix B500, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC TZ101 und Coolpix B500, view from aboveDMC TZ101 und Coolpix B500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC TZ101

Nikon Coolpix B500

32
5

We recommend Panasonic DMC TZ101 as better choice.

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