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Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10

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 (35mm film equiv) 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).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a GPS (satellite), however the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Twenty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a digital camera that takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 only takes 340.00 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.

£201 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix P900 costs £414.00, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is £614.99.
Available from 13 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
6 Reasons For
4.2MP higher megapixel 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.

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 (numeric) Edit
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is 1,228,800 pixels display resolution. That's 307,800 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (1,228,800 pixels).
Thirteen more awards
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has 19 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 has 6 awards.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 98 expert reviews, the average review score of the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is 88%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 75% (based on 36 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
4.2MP lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a megapixel 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.

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 (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (307,800 pixels higher).
Seven months older
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is older than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 by seven months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Coolpix P900 has received 6 awards, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has received 19 awards.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P900 only has an average expert rating of 75%, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has an average expert rating of 88% (based on 98 reviews).
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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is only 460mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2,000mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,540mm longer).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 does not have a GPS (satellite), however the Nikon Coolpix P900 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Only 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is 340.00, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 only takes 360.00 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.

More expensive by £201
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is £200.99 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix P900.
Less retailers
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is only stocked by 4 stores, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 is stocked by 17 sellers. 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.

Awards

6 Awards
digifotopro.nl: Silver
Ephotozine: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
vido.com.ua: Recommended
19 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Ultimate
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
fotomaniak.pl: 5 Star
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tek.no: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended

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Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 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
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixels
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 Number
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2,000mm
BEST
460mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 357 8.8 - 73.3
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
16/12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
6 Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
5m 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
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Light Metering
 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

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
5 - 7 0 - 20.4
Flash Range (wide)
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 Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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 At 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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
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
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.7x
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 770g
Height
103.2mm 88.1mm
Depth
137.4mm 102.2mm
Width
139.5mm 129mm
Weight (including Battery)
899g 813g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL23 NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
360 shots
BEST
340 shots
Battery Recharge Time
3.6h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (mac)
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)

Packaging Content

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

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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