Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

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Nikon Coolpix P610
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 16MPMP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (12.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

24% more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 16.76MPMP digital camera. That's 3.96MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (12.8MPMP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 60xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 36x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (24xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (25mmmm).
Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (1,040,000 pixels pixels).
9 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.5 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (2.8).
719mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 720mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 719mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (720mmmm).
Significantly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is only a 15ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (45s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

0.19" larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.39"", whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is only a 0.2"" viewfinder screen size digital camera (0.19" smaller).
Twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a digital camera that takes 380 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 only takes 360 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Available from 9 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Two more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has 6 awards, however the Nikon Coolpix P610 has 4 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 23 reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an average expert review score of 88%, but the Nikon Coolpix P610 has an average rating of 83% (based on 10 reviews).
User reviews are moderately better
Based on 16 reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an average user review score of 94%, but the Nikon Coolpix P610 has an average rating of 91% (based on 88 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
0.5 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a minimum aperture of 3.3, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a maximum focal length of 1,440mmmm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 720mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (719mm longer).
Three times shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 15ss. That's 45s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (60ss). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 0.2"" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.19" smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (0.39"").
Only 360 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 takes 360 shots shots per battery charge, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 only takes 380 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Fewer sellers
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is stocked by 10 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by eleven months
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is eleven months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300.
Two less awards
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has only received 4 awards, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has received 6 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix P610 is 83%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 88% (based on 23 reviews).
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix P610 is 91%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 94% (based on 16 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a megapixel count of 12.1MPMP, however the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 16MPMP digital camera (3.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

3.96MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a total megapixel count of 12.8MPMP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 16.76MPMP digital camera (3.96MP more).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an optical zoom of 24xx, however the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 60xx optical zoom digital camera (36x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

1mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a minimum focal length of 25mmmm, but the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
920x lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels higher).

Awards

4 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
6 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
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Digital Versus: 5 Star
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16MP
BEST
12.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 2448 x 2448
 1920 x 1920
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 2448 x 2448
 1920 x 1920
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPS
 RAW
 JPG
 JPS
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP
BEST
12.8MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red
Protection Feature
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
60x
BEST
24x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.3 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,440mm 720mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 258 4.5 - 108
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 48x
Lens Structure
16/11 14/11
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 5

Focusing

Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞ / 2.0 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 80
 800
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 80
 800
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
2 - 4 1 - 8.8
Flash Range
0.5 - 7.5 0.3 - 8.8
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 656 x 488
 3840 x 2160
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 656 x 488
 3840 x 2160
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@100fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@100fps
 1280x720@30fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels
BEST
1,040,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" 0.39"
BEST
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.88x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Ecurity Algorithm
 WPA
 WPA2
 WPA
 WPA2
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
 DPOF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
EXPEED C2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
 Children
 Night portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
 Children
 Night portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 640g
Height
85mm 91.5mm
Depth
106.5mm 117.1mm
Width
125mm 131.6mm
Weight Including Battery
565g
BEST
691g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL23 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
360 shots 380 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Recharge Time
3h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7PE,SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.3SE,Adobe Reader,LoiLoScope (trial)
Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Technical Details

Viewfinder
921,000 pixels 1,440,000 pixels
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