Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Nikon Coolpix L840 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs Coolpix L840 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Nikon Coolpix L840 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 L840

  • Introduced in February 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 22-855mm (38x), f3.0-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 113.5 x 78.3 x 96mm³ (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.8")
  • 536g (17.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix L840

DMC FZ1000 II vs Coolpix L840: The sensors

The DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Coolpix L840 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 L840'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 L840 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix L840

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)125
Auto Focus points (4)491
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO125 - 6400 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.240.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (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 rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 30 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix L840

DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix L840

Longer battery life (3, photos)440600
Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
536g
(17.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
853cm³
(54 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix L840 are that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 7 points for the Coolpix L840.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix L840

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Nikon Coolpix L840 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and Coolpix L840

DMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix L840, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix L840, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix L840, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix L840, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Nikon Coolpix L840

30
7

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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