Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

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Nikon Coolpix P610
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has an optical zoom of 60xx, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 0.16xx optical zoom digital camera (59.84x smaller). 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.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a maximum aperture of 6.5, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (0.9 bigger).
7% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (3.5).
4mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm longer).
Vastly smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera (60 bigger).
Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels pixels, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 1,036 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels lower).
Thirty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 takes 360 shots shots per battery charge, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 only takes 330 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.

User reviews are slightly better
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has an average user review score of 91%, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average rating of 88% (based on 5 reviews).
6 Reasons For
More total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is an 18.31MPMP digital camera. That's 1.55MP more than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (18.31MPMP).
83mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a maximum focal length of 84mmmm, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is only a 1,440mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (83mm shorter).
75% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 45s longer than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (60ss). Read more

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

1 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Six more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has 10 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon Coolpix P610 has 4 awards.
Marginally better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 85% based on 65 reviews, but the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix P610 is 83% (based on 10 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Marginally less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a total megapixel count of 16.76MPMP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is an 18.31MPMP digital camera (1.55MP more).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 1,440mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 83mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (84mmmm).
Three times shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 15ss, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (45s longer). Read more

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

Fewer sellers
Only 1 seller sell the Nikon Coolpix P610, but 2 retailers sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Coolpix P610 has received 4 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has received 10 awards.
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix P610 is 83%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 85% (based on 65 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
59.84x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 0.16xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 59.84x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (0.16xx). 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.

17% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.9 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (5.6).
A little larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, but the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 4mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (28mmmm).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 60 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (160).
Nine hundred and twenty times lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 1,036 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (1,036 pixels pixels).
Only 330 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a digital camera that takes 330 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.

Older by over one year
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 19 months older than the Nikon Coolpix P610.
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average user score of 88%, but the Nikon Coolpix P610 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 88 reviews).

Awards

4 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
10 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
Techradar: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Date Released

23 months Ago 41 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
BEST
Megapixel Count
16MP
BEST
16.05MP
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
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
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPS
 RAW
 JPG
 JPS
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP 18.31MP
BEST
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
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
60x
BEST
0.16x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.5
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
3.3
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
1,440mm 84mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 258 14 - 42
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
16/11 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3m
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.30
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 23
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.50
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
 80
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 80
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
160
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
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 11m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
Tele Flash Range
2 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
Flash Range
0.5 - 7.5 0.5 - 9.4
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
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
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 656 x 488
 640 x 480
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
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels
BEST
1,036 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.4x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.3c
 1.3c
BEST
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
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Antique
 Art
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Antique
 Art
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Sharpness Level
 Vivid
 Soft+
 Vivid
 Soft+
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Saturation
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 498ms
Built-In Processor
EXPEED C2 Venus Engine
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -4 - 4
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.5mm
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
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
 Children
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 265g
Height
85mm 84.6mm
Depth
106.5mm 71.4mm
Width
125mm 122.45mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 110g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 56mm
Weight Including Battery
565g 390g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL23 H-PS14042
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
360 shots
BEST
330 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Recharge Time
3h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE
Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Other Features

Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data - USB 2.0
Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 122.45 x 84.6 x 71.4
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - 5.6
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Viewfinder
921,000 pixels 1,440,000 pixels
Audio Recording Format
 AAC+
 AAC+
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