Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Nikon Coolpix L820 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs Coolpix L820 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Nikon Coolpix L820 Specs

DMC FZ1000 II

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-400mm (17x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 136 x 97.2 x 131.5mm³ (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2")
  • 810g (26.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix L820

  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 22-675mm (30x), f3.0-5.8
  • No WiFi
  • 111 x 76.3 x 84.5mm³ (4.4" x 3.0" x 3.3")
  • 470g (15.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix L820

DMC FZ1000 II vs Coolpix L820: The sensors

The DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Coolpix L820 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the DMC FZ1000 II is a lot larger than the Coolpix L820'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 FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Nikon Coolpix L820 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix L820

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)128
Auto Focus points (4)491
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO125 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.240.92
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440400
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 II 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 articulated display, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the DMC FZ1000 II is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 37 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix L820

DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix L820

Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
470g
(15.2 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
716cm³
(45 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix L820 are the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the Coolpix L820.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix L820

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Nikon Coolpix L820 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and Coolpix L820

DMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix L820, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix L820, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix L820, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix L820, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Nikon Coolpix L820

37
4

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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