Nikon D810 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

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Nikon D810
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
16.3MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D810 has a megapixel count of 36.3MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is only a 20MP digital camera (16.3MP lower). 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.

16.59MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D810 has a total megapixel count of 37.09MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is only a 20.5MP digital camera (16.59MP less).
Fourty-two more auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D810 has 51.00 auto focus points, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 only has nine auto focus points.
11,200 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D810 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (11,200 lower).
36 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D810 has a minimum ISO speed of 64, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (36 bigger).
A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is only a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (15s shorter). Read more

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

A little larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D810 has a screen size of 3.2", however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

HDMI port Edit
The Nikon D810 has an HDMI port, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 does not have an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

A bit shorter Edit
The Nikon D810 is an 81.5mm tall digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is an 86.6mm tall digital camera (5.1mm taller).
Expert reviews are hugely better
Based on 83 expert reviews, the Nikon D810 has an average review score of 92%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has an average rating of 60% (based on 7 reviews).
User reviews are better
Based on 336 user reviews, the Nikon D810 has an average review score of 98%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has an average rating of 90% (based on 4 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 498g digital camera. That's 382g lighter than the Nikon D810 (498g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

28.8mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a depth of 94.2mm, however the Nikon D810 is a 123mm deep digital camera (28.8mm thicker).
16% narrower Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a width of 126.4mm, however the Nikon D810 is a 146mm wide digital camera (19.6mm wider).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
44% heavier Edit
The Nikon D810 is an 880g digital camera. That's 382g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (498g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

24% thicker Edit
The Nikon D810 has a depth of 123mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 94.2mm deep digital camera (28.8mm thinner).
14% wider Edit
The Nikon D810 has a width of 146mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 126.4mm wide digital camera (19.6mm narrower).
12 Reasons Against
Vastly lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a megapixel count of 20MP, however the Nikon D810 is a 36.3MP digital camera (16.3MP 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.

Significantly less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a total megapixel count of 20.5MP, whereas the Nikon D810 is a 37.09MP digital camera (16.59MP more).
Fourty-two less auto focus points Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has nine auto focus points, however the Nikon D810 only has 51.00 auto focus points.
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a maximum ISO speed of 1,600, but the Nikon D810 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (11,200 higher).
A lot bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Nikon D810 is a 64 minimum ISO speed digital camera (36 smaller).
15s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon D810 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (15s longer). Read more

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

0.2" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a screen size of 3", however the Nikon D810 is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 does not have an HDMI port, however the Nikon D810 has an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

5.1mm taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is an 86.6mm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon D810 is an 81.5mm tall digital camera (5.1mm shorter).
Three months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is older than the Nikon D810 by three months.
Hugely Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 only has an average expert rating of 60%, but the Nikon D810 has an average expert rating of 92% (based on 83 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has an average user rating of 90%, but the Nikon D810 has an average user rating of 98% (based on 336 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel Count
36.3MP
BEST
20MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
BEST
 7360 x 4912
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
35.9 x 24 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixel Count
37.09MP
BEST
20.5MP
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 42x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.9
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,119mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 22mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 4 - 168
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 84x
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 12/9

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞ / 1.6 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
51
BEST
9
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.001 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 800
 12800
 Auto
 100
 160
 200
 400
 1600
 64
 80
 800
 12800
 Auto
 100
 160
 200
 400
 1600
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800
BEST
1,600
Minimum ISO Speed
64
BEST
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
30s
BEST
15s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Manual
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6 - 4.9
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.6 - 10.8
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 320×240@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 320×240@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 80MB
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
BEST
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Daylight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Daylight
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Movie
 Slide show
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
880g 498g
BEST
Height
81.5mm
BEST
86.6mm
Depth
123mm 94.2mm
BEST
Width
146mm 126.4mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
980g 524g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL15 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 320 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included

Other Features

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