Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Nikon Coolpix P900 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs Coolpix P900 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Nikon Coolpix P900 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 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 FZ1000 II vs Coolpix P900: The sensors

DMC FZ1000 II 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 FZ1000 II 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 FZ1000 II

DMC FZ1000 II vs Coolpix P900: Viewfinder

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

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 FZ1000 II (0.74x)

Coolpix P900 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P900

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Nikon Coolpix P900 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix P900

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)127
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.360.92
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)440360
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
1978cm³
(125 cu.in.)

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 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 connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the Coolpix P900: that the battery has more stamina and the more compact size.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 35 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix P900

DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix P900

Auto Focus points (4)4999
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P900 are the faster and more accurate auto focus and the built-in GPS.

Yields 6 points for the Coolpix P900.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix P900

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Similar weight810g900g
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Nikon Coolpix P900 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and Coolpix P900

DMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix P900, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix P900, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix P900, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix P900, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Nikon Coolpix P900

35
6

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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