Nikon P600 with Panasonic ZS3 Comparison

Nikon P600 and Panasonic ZS3 Main Features

  • February, 2014
  • May, 2009
  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 10 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 24-1440 mm (60x) F3.3-6.5 Zoom Lens
  • 25-300 mm (12x) F3.3-4.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • -
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 2.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 125 x 85 x 107 mm, 565g.
  • 103 x 60 x 33 mm, 229g.
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Nikon P600 Scores


Imaging score
22
Features score
63
Value for money score
67
Portability score
77
Overall score
51

Panasonic ZS3 Scores


Imaging score
19
Features score
33
Value for money score
52
Portability score
95
Overall score
34

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 with Nikon Coolpix P600 Overview


Let's compare Nikon Coolpix P600 with Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3. These models are included in the Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Nikon P600 was released in 2014, and Panasonic ZS3 in 2009. Coolpix P600 is newer, which is a plus. Lumix DMC-ZS3 5 years older. 5 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of Coolpix P600 is greater than that of Lumix DMC-ZS3. The difference of 6 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the first camera (Coolpix P600), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. Both cameras have Optical image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch articulated screen.
Coolpix P600 has electronic viewfinder, and the Lumix DMC-ZS3 doesn’t have. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Nikon Coolpix P600 has 2.0 fps continuous shooting. Nikon Coolpix P600 has 2.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Coolpix P600 Lumix DMC-ZS3
Brand Nikon Panasonic
Model Coolpix P600 Lumix DMC-ZS3
Announced February, 2014 May, 2009
Body Type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 1 3
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Articulated Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.50 5.30
Flash Modes TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm² 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 6400 6400
Min Native ISO 100 80
Max Boosted ISO 12800 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264 AVCHD Lite
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 330 shots 0 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL23
Physical
Weight 565 g 229 g
Physical Dimensions 125 x 85 x 107 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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