Nikon Coolpix P600 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

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Nikon Coolpix P600
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
3.3MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 3.3MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (12.8MP). 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 optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 60x optical zoom digital camera. That's 56.9x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (3.1x). 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.

1,365mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has a maximum focal length of 1,440mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is only a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,365mm shorter).
Cheaper by £292
The Nikon Coolpix P600 costs £292.01 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100.
12 Reasons For
More total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 16.84MP digital camera. That's 0.14MP more than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (16.84MP).
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 9.5 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (16).
Vastly smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has a minimum aperture of 1.7, however the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (1.6 larger).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 38,400 higher than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (51,200).
75% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is 60s maximum shutter speed. That's 45s longer than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (60s). Read more

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

Larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 0.38" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.18" larger than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (0.38").
214g lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has a weight of 351g, but the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 565g digital camera (214g heavier). 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.

350.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is 350.00, but the Nikon Coolpix P600 only takes 330.00 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.

8 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Nineteen more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has 21 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P600 has 2 awards.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is 90% based on 80 reviews, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix P600 is 71% (based on 33 reviews).
A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is 91% based on 122 reviews, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix P600 is 89% (based on 60 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 16.7MP digital camera. That's 0.14MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (16.84MP).
Two times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 9.5 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (16).
A lot larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has a minimum aperture of 3.3, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 1.7 minimum aperture digital camera (1.6 smaller).
38,400 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 38,400 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (51,200).
3x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix P600 is only 15s maximum shutter speed. That's 45s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (60s). Read more

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

Smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 0.2" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.18" smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (0.38").
214g heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has a weight of 565g, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 351g digital camera (214g lighter). 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.

Only 330.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix P600 is 330.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 only takes 350.00 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.

Less retailers
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is only stocked by 2 stores, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is stocked by 10 shops. 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.
Nineteen less awards
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has only received 2 awards, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has received 21 awards.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Nikon Coolpix P600's average expert score is only 71%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100's is 90% (based on 80 reviews).
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Nikon Coolpix P600's average user score is 89%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100's is 91% (based on 122 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 12.8MP digital camera. That's 3.3MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (12.8MP). 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 smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 3.1x optical zoom digital camera. That's 56.9x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (3.1x). 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.

19x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has a maximum focal length of 75mm, but the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 1,440mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,365mm longer).
More expensive by £292
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is £292.01 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix P600.
Older by four months
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is four months older than the Nikon Coolpix P600.

Awards

2 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
21 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
altomdata.dk: Recommended
clubic.com: Favourite Product
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Gold
elektroniktest.dk: Silver
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
gagadget.com: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
kamerabild.se: Top Class
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
onfoto.ru: Gold
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
16.1MP
BEST
12.8MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
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
 4480 x 2520
 3840 x 2160
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
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
 4480 x 2520
 3840 x 2160
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
16.7MP 16.84MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 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
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
60x
BEST
3.1x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.5 16
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.3 1.7
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,440mm
BEST
75mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 258 10.9 - 34
Lens Structure
16/11 11/8
Diaphragm Blades
6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
2 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Super Macro Focusing Range
0.001 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
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 60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 4 0.3 - 8.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 7.5 0.6 - 14.1
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
120fps Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x960@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x960@25fps
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 Format
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
56MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

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
0.2" 0.38"
BEST
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.39x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
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
BEST
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Art
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Art
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Adjustment Mode
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Colour depth
 Saturation
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Colour depth
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Sunrise
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Sunrise
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
565g 351g
BEST
Height
85mm 66.2mm
Depth
106.5mm 55mm
Width
125mm 114.8mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 393g

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 1,025mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots 350 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Recharge Time
3h Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6PE/SILKYPIX Developer Studio,LoiLoScope (trial),Adobe Reader
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Speaker
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB port
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