Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

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Nikon Coolpix P900
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
81% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is an 83xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 67x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (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.

Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (27mmmm).
Cheaper by $390
The Nikon Coolpix P900 costs $408.02, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is $797.99.
9 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
9 Reasons For
4.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 20.1MPMP digital camera. That's 4.1MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (20.1MPMP). 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 20.9MPMP digital camera. That's 4.14MP more than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (20.9MPMP).
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 4.5 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (11).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a maximum focal length of 432mmmm, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is only a 2,000mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (430mm shorter).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (80).
75% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 60ss maximum shutter speed. That's 45s longer than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (60ss). Read more

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

Thirteen more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has 17 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 has 4 awards.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 87%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 75% (based on 26 reviews).
Slightly better user reviews
The average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 93%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 91% (based on 124 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
26% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 16MPMP digital camera. That's 4.1MP lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (20.1MPMP). 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.

4.14MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 16.76MPMP digital camera. That's 4.14MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (20.9MPMP).
70% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 4.5 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (11).
Two hundred and fifteen times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a maximum focal length of 2,000mmmm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 432mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (430mm longer).
20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (80).
45s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 15ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 45s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (60ss). Read more

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

Thirteen less awards
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has only received 4 awards, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has received 17 awards.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Nikon Coolpix P900 only has an average expert score of 75%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an average expert rating of 87% (based on 68 reviews).
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has an average user score of 91%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an average user rating of 93% (based on 153 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
5x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 16xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 67x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (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.

12% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 27mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (27mmmm).
More expensive by $390
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is $389.97 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix P900.
Less retailers
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is only stocked by 5 retailers, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 is stocked by 14 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by eight months
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is eight months older than the Nikon Coolpix P900.

Awards

4 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
17 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
M3.idg.se: Recommended
onfoto.ru: Silver
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tek.no: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 31 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.1MP
BEST
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
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2592 x 2592
 2736 x 1824
 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
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2592 x 2592
 2736 x 1824
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP 20.9MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
83x
BEST
16x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.5 11
BEST
Minimum Aperture
2.8 2.8
Maximum Focal Length
2,000mm 432mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
27mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 357 9.1 - 146
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 32x
Lens Structure
16/12 15/11
Aspheric Element
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 flexible spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 flexible spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞ / 1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.03 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - ∞

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 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (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
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
5 - 7 1 - 9.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 11.5 0.3 - 13.5

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
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.88x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 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
 Slide show
 Slide show
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Children
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Children
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 780g
Height
103.2mm 98.5mm
Depth
137.4mm 130.7mm
Width
139.5mm 136.8mm
Weight Including Battery
899g 831g
BEST

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 360 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Recharge Time
3.6h 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 9.5PE/SILKYPIX Developer Studio/LoiLoScope/Adobe Reader
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
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