Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Nikon Coolpix P520 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs Coolpix P520 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Nikon Coolpix P520 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 P520

  • Introduced in March 2013
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-1000mm (42x), f3.0-5.9
  • No WiFi
  • 125.2 x 84.1 x 101.6mm³ (4.9" x 3.3" x 4.0")
  • 550g (17.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P520

DMC FZ1000 II vs Coolpix P520: The sensors

DMC FZ1000 II 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 FZ1000 II 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 FZ1000 II

DMC FZ1000 II vs Coolpix P520: Viewfinder

DMC FZ1000 II has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.74x.

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 FZ1000 II (0.74x)

Coolpix P520 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P520

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Nikon Coolpix P520 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix P520

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)127
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.360.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.240.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440200
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 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 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 39 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix P520

DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix P520

Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
550g
(17.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
1070cm³
(67 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P520 are the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II, the more compact size and the built-in GPS.

Yields 6 points for the Coolpix P520.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix P520

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Nikon Coolpix P520 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and Coolpix P520

DMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix P520, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix P520, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix P520, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix P520, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Nikon Coolpix P520

39
6

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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