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Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

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

6 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Hugely bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has an optical zoom of 60x, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 1.4x optical zoom digital camera (58.6x 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.

70% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 2.3 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (5.6).
$50 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is $50.07 cheaper than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
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).
3 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 16.05MP digital camera. That's 0.050000000000001MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (16.05MP). 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.

Eight more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has 12 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 86% based on 70 reviews, but the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix P610 is 83% (based on 10 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A bit lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a megapixel of 16MP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 16.05MP digital camera (0.050000000000001MP 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.

Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Coolpix P610 has received 4 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has received 12 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 86% (based on 70 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
58.6x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 1.4x optical zoom digital camera. That's 58.6x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (1.4x). 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.

A lot larger minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 5.6 minimum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (2.3 smaller).
More expensive by $50
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is $50.07 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix P610.
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only stocked by 2 shops, however the Nikon Coolpix P610 is stocked by 3 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by over one year
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 23 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
12 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
technopat.net: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

17 months Ago 41 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16MP 16.05MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 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
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1824 x 1024
 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
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1824 x 1024
Maximum Image Resolution
 4632 x 3456
 4632 x 3456
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 MPO
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
60x
BEST
1.4x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.3
BEST
5.6
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,440mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 258 14 - 42
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
16/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
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 - ∞ / 2 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 23
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
2m Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 80
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (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
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 11m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
2 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 7.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 656 x 488
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 656 x 488
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
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Manual
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Manual
 Shade
 Custom modes
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
 Multi-shot function
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
EXPEED C2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 -4 - 4
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.5mm
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
 Children
 Flower
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
 Children
 Flower
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 390g
Height
85mm 84.6mm
Depth
106.5mm 71.4mm
Width
125mm 122.45mm
Weight (including Battery)
565g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL23 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
360 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Recharge Time
3h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
921,000 pixels 1,440,000 pixels
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