Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Nikon Coolpix P900 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC TZ101 vs Coolpix P900 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Nikon Coolpix P900 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 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 TZ101 vs Coolpix P900: The sensors

DMC TZ101 features a 1" sized sensor, while the Coolpix P900 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 P900'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 P900: Viewfinder

DMC TZ101 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.

DMC TZ101 (0.46x)

Coolpix P900 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ101Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P900

Advantage: Nikon Coolpix P900

Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Nikon Coolpix P900 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC TZ101 a better choice

DMC TZ101

Coolpix P900

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)107
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)1.160.92
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.)
900g
(29.0 oz.)
More portable (2)317cm³
(20 cu.in.)
1978cm³
(125 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 larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder 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 P900. Another advantage over the Coolpix P900: the more compact size.

The DMC TZ101 scores 32 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix P900

DMC TZ101

Coolpix P900

Auto Focus points (4)4999
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)320360
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 DMC TZ101: the built-in GPS.

Yields 11 points for the Coolpix P900.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC TZ101

Coolpix P900

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Nikon Coolpix P900 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC TZ101 and Coolpix P900

DMC TZ101 und Coolpix P900, front viewDMC TZ101 und Coolpix P900, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC TZ101 und Coolpix P900, view from aboveDMC TZ101 und Coolpix P900, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC TZ101

Nikon Coolpix P900

32
11

We recommend Panasonic DMC TZ101 as better choice.

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