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Nikon D810 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

Nikon D810 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

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Nikon D810
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
16MP higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D810 has a megapixel of 36MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is only a 20MP digital camera (16MP 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.

461,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels lower).
HDMI Edit
The Nikon D810 has an HDMI, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 does not have an HDMI. 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.

68g lighter Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 430g digital camera. That's 68g lighter 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.

Expert reviews are hugely better
Based on 92 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).
5 Reasons For
Vastly smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a maximum aperture number of 18.9, however the Nikon D810 is only a 3.1 maximum aperture digital camera (15.8 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 1,119mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 534mm longer than the Nikon D810 (1,119mm).
Marginally shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is 22mm minimum focal length, but the Nikon D810 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (0.5mm longer).
A lot bigger internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has an internal memory of 80MB, however the Nikon D810 is only a 50MB internal memory digital camera (30MB smaller).
Twenty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a digital camera that takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Nikon D810 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
6x bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D810 has a maximum aperture number of 3.1, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is an 18.9 maximum aperture digital camera (15.8 smaller).
92% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 585mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 534mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (1,119mm).
0.5mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon D810 is 22.5mm minimum focal length, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 22mm minimum focal length digital camera (0.5mm shorter).
30MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon D810 has an internal memory of 50MB, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is an 80MB internal memory digital camera (30MB bigger).
Twenty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon D810 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 only takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

One month older
The Nikon D810 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 by one month.
7 Reasons Against
Vastly lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a megapixel of 20MP, however the Nikon D810 is a 36MP digital camera (16MP 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.

2x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon D810 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels higher).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 does not have an HDMI, however the Nikon D810 has an HDMI. 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.

68g heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 498g digital camera. That's 68g heavier 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.

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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 92 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
36MP
BEST
20MP
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3264 x 2176
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3264 x 2176
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.44MP 20.5MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 42x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
3.1 18.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
585mm 1,119mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
22.5mm 22mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4 - 104 4 - 168
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 84x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 12/9

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - 1.5 0.3 - ∞ / 1.6 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.001 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m
BEST
0.3m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.5m 1.6m
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 400
 800
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 400
 800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 15s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 2.5 1.6 - 4.9
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5 0.6 - 10.8

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 320×240@30fps
 320×240@30fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Internal Memory
50MB 80MB
BEST
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Colour depth
 Brightness
 Colour depth
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Movie
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Children
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Children
 Food
Languages Support
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
430g
BEST
498g
Height
76.3mm 86.6mm
Depth
83.1mm 94.2mm
Width
111.1mm 126.4mm
Weight (including Battery)
430g
BEST
524g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Battery Supported
4
BEST
1
Battery Type
AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium) Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 320 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame Rate
1.2fps Unknown - Click to provide data
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