• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 20.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon A900 advantages over Panasonic FZ80

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 119 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    289g vs 616g
    Lighter weight

Panasonic FZ80 advantages over Nikon A900

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $298 vs $397
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 840 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 330 vs 270 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Wider angle lens
    20 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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Compared to Panasonic FZ70

Nikon A900
Panasonic FZ70
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic FZ80
Panasonic FZ70
  • $323
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm S1

Nikon A900
Fujifilm S1
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic FZ80
Fujifilm S1
  • $323
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Nikon A900
Panasonic ZS60
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $373
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Panasonic FZ80
Panasonic ZS60
  • $323
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $373
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Nikon A900
Canon SX730 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Higher-res screen
Panasonic FZ80
Canon SX730 HS
  • $323
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Nikon A900
Panasonic ZS70
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $323
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Panasonic FZ80
Panasonic ZS70
  • $323
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $323
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Thinner
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