• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon D610 advantages over Panasonic FZ300

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 1.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Better color depth
    25.1 vs 19.3 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,925 vs 97 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.4 vs 11.0 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 900 vs 380 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    82 mm vs 117 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic FZ300 advantages over Nikon D610

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $398* vs $1997
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.11 vs 0.26 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.3 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.4 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    25 vs 15 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Eliminated sensor dust-and-oil spot issue from D600; Great controls for amateur or pro; Comfortable ergonomics and weight; Excellent image quality and low-light performance; Very good dynamic range; Excellent battery life; Built-in lens correction.

  • Not drastically different from D600; Moire with certain subjects; Auto WB still too warm in incandescent light; Slow AF in live view mode; Aliasing in videos.

  • Good image quality for its class; Improved ergonomics; Impressive new EVF and rear display; Versatile 24-600mm equivalent f/2.8 lens; Faster autofocus performance; 4K video and 4K Photo features.

  • Bulky camera body; Excessive default noise reduction applied at lower ISOs; Continuous autofocus performance is inconsistent.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 6D

Nikon D610
Canon 6D
  • $1874
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1232
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic FZ300
Canon 6D
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1232
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic FZ200

Nikon D610
Panasonic FZ200
  • $1874
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $320
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic FZ300
Panasonic FZ200
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $320
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Nikon D600

Nikon D610
Nikon D600
  • $1874
  • 35mm
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Panasonic FZ300
Nikon D600
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm HS35EXR

Nikon D610
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $1874
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $489
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic FZ300
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $489
  • 1/2 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon D750

Nikon D610
Nikon D750
  • $1874
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • $1697
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic FZ300
Nikon D750
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1697
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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