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

7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (12.1MP). 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 megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 16.76MP digital camera. That's 3.96MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (12.8MP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 60x optical zoom digital camera. That's 36x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (24x). 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.

720mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,440mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is only a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera (720mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (25mm).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a GPS (satellite), but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 supports near Field Communication (NFC), whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 does not support near Field Communication (NFC).
9 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 2.8 minimum aperture. That's 0.5 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (2.8).
Significantly longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is only a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (45s shorter). Read more

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

Touchscreen Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a touchscreen, but the Nikon Coolpix P610 does not have a touchscreen.
119,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels lower).
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 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a digital camera that takes 380.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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 number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).
Three times shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 15s. That's 45s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (60s). Read more

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

Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 does not have a touchscreen, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a touchscreen.
13% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels. That's 119,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (1,040,000 pixels).
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 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 only takes 380.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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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).
8 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a megapixel of 12.1MP, however the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 16MP 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 megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a total megapixels of 12.8MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 16.76MP digital camera (3.96MP more).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an optical zoom of 24x, however the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 60x 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.

720mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 720mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (720mm).
1mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 25mm minimum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Nikon Coolpix P610 does. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Does not support near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 does not support near Field Communication (NFC), whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 supports near Field Communication (NFC).
Five months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is older than the Nikon Coolpix P610 by five months.

Awards

4 Awards
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Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16MP
BEST
12.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2176
 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 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 1920 x 1920
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPS
 RAW
 JPG
 JPS
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixels
16.76MP
BEST
12.8MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Red
 Red
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Splash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Splash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
60x
BEST
24x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.3 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,440mm
BEST
720mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 258 4.5 - 108
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 48x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
16/11 14/11
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 5

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞ / 2.0 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 60s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
2 - 4 1 - 8.8
Flash Range (wide)
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 Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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 At 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
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Security Algorithms
 WPA
 WPA2
 WPA
 WPA2
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
 DPOF
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
EXPEED C2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL23 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
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 (T-T)
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)
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
BEST
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Viewfinder
921,000 pixels 1,440,000 pixels
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