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Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

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Nikon Coolpix P900
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is an 83x optical zoom digital camera. That's 41x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (42x). 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.

A little smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a minimum aperture number of 2.8, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 larger).
881mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix P900 is 2,000mm maximum focal length, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is only a 1,119mm maximum focal length digital camera (881mm shorter).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon Coolpix P900 is 921,000 pixels display resolution. That's 461,000 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (460,000 pixels).
HDMI Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has an HDMI, but 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.

360.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 360.00, but 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.

Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 75%, however the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is 60% (based on 7 reviews).
Marginally better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 92%, however the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is 90% (based on 4 reviews).
4 Reasons For
4MP higher megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (20MP). 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.

66% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is an 18.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 12.4 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (18.9).
10% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 22mm. That's 2mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (22mm).
Built-in microphone Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a built-in microphone, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
4MP lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (20MP). 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.

Two times bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 12.4 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (18.9).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 24mm. That's 2mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (22mm).
Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 does.
10 Reasons Against
98% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 42x optical zoom digital camera. That's 41x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (42x). 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.

0.2 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a minimum aperture number of 3, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is only 1,119mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2,000mm maximum focal length digital camera (881mm longer).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is only 460,000 pixels display resolution. That's 461,000 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (460,000 pixels).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 does not have an HDMI, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 does. 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.

Only 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is 320.00, 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.

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Older by eleven months
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is eleven months older than the Nikon Coolpix P900.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40's average expert score is only 60%, however the Nikon Coolpix P900's is 75% (based on 36 reviews).
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40's average user score is 90%, however the Nikon Coolpix P900's is 92% (based on 323 reviews).

Awards

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Ephotozine: Recommended
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16MP 20MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
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
 5152 x 3864
 3264 x 2176
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 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
 5152 x 3864
 3264 x 2176
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.76MP 20.5MP
BEST
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
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
83x
BEST
42x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 18.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8
BEST
3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2,000mm
BEST
1,119mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 22mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 357 4 - 168
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 84x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
16/12 12/9
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
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
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
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞ / 1.6 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.001 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m
BEST
0.3m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
5m
BEST
1.6m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 80
 800
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 80
 800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400
BEST
1,600
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 15s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
5 - 7 1.6 - 4.9
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 11.5 0.6 - 10.8

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
 320×240@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
 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
BEST
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Not available
 Electronic
 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
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
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
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Movie
 Slide show
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
 Children
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Children
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 498g
Height
103.2mm 86.6mm
Depth
137.4mm 94.2mm
Width
139.5mm 126.4mm
Weight (including Battery)
899g 524g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL23 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
360 shots
BEST
320 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator
Battery Recharge Time
3.6h Unknown - Click to provide data

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

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
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

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