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Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Nikon Coolpix P520 Specs
All specs: Main page for DMC TZ101
All specs: Main page for Coolpix P520
DMC TZ101 vs Coolpix P520: The sensors
DMC TZ101 features a 1" sized sensor, while the Coolpix P520 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 P520'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
DMC TZ101 vs Coolpix P520: Viewfinder
DMC TZ101 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 1.16 megapixel with magnification of 0.46x.
The Coolpix P520 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.20 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.
DMC TZ101 (0.46x)
Coolpix P520 (0.50x)
Advantage: Nikon Coolpix P520
Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Nikon Coolpix P520 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Panasonic DMC TZ101 a better choice
|Larger sensor (5)||1"||Compact|
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||20.10||18.10|
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||10||7|
|Auto Focus points (4)||49||9|
|Better sensibility (4)||80 - 25600 ISO||80 - 3200 ISO|
|Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)||1.16||0.20|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||1.04||0.92|
|Touch screen (2)|
|Better Video (2)||3840 x 2160||1920 x 1080|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||320||200|
|Weighs less (2)||310g|
|More portable (2)||317cm³|
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 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 TZ101 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the Coolpix P520 and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.
The DMC TZ101 scores 41 points.
Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix P520
|Articulated monitor (2)|
Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P520 are the articulated display and the built-in GPS.
Yields 4 points for the Coolpix P520.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Nikon Coolpix P520 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the DMC TZ101 and Coolpix P520
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Panasonic DMC TZ101
Nikon Coolpix P520
We recommend Panasonic DMC TZ101 as better choice.
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