Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10

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Nikon Coolpix P900
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
74.7x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has an optical zoom of 83x, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is only an 8.3x optical zoom digital camera (74.7x 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.

77% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2,000mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 1,540mm longer than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (460mm).
Significantly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s shorter). Read more

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

Twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a digital camera that takes 360.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 only takes 340.00 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.

£266 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix P900 costs £349.00, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is £614.99.
Available from 5 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
8 Reasons For
4.2MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (20.2MP). 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 33x digital zoom digital camera. That's 29x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (33x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

75% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 higher than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (25,600).
Built-in microphone Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a built-in microphone, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone.
26% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 307,800 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (1,228,800 pixels).
Shorter Edit
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is 88.1mm tall. That's 15.1mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (88.1mm).
Thinner Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 102.2mm deep digital camera. That's 35.2mm thinner than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (102.2mm).
9% narrower Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 129mm wide digital camera. That's 10.5mm narrower than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (129mm).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
4.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a megapixel count of 16MP, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 20.2MP digital camera (4.2MP 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.

8x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a digital zoom of 4x, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 33x digital zoom digital camera (29x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 higher).
Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a built-in microphone.
307,800 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (307,800 pixels higher).
15.1mm taller Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 103.2mm tall digital camera, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is an 88.1mm tall digital camera (15.1mm shorter).
A lot thicker Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a depth of 137.4mm, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 102.2mm deep digital camera (35.2mm thinner).
10.5mm wider Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a width of 139.5mm, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 129mm wide digital camera (10.5mm narrower).
Eleven months older
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is older than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 by eleven months.
6 Reasons Against
74.7x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is an 8.3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 74.7x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (8.3x). 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.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a maximum focal length of 460mm, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2,000mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,540mm longer).
3x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is only 4s maximum shutter speed. That's 11s shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (4s). Read more

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

Only 340.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is 340.00, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 only takes 360.00 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.

More expensive by £266
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is £265.99 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix P900.
Less retailers
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is only stocked by 14 retailers, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 is stocked by 19 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 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 3080
 3648 x 2056
 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 3080
 3648 x 2056
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
83x
BEST
8.3x
Digital Zoom
4x 33x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
2,000mm
BEST
460mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 357 8.8 - 73.3
Lens Structure
16/12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 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 Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - ∞

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
 50
 80
 125
 250
 500
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 80
 125
 250
 500
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
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
15s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
5 - 7 0 - 20.4
Flash Range
0.5 - 11.5 1 - 10.2

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
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
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
BEST
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.7x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 770g
Height
103.2mm 88.1mm
BEST
Depth
137.4mm 102.2mm
BEST
Width
139.5mm 129mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
899g 813g
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 NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8h
Shot Per Battery Charge
360 shots
BEST
340 shots
Battery Recharge Time
3.6h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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