• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 13.5 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P6000 advantages over Panasonic ZS45

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.33 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.80 vs 1.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.7 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Panasonic ZS45 advantages over Nikon P6000

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    480 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 260 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    32 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    4 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 13.5 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Ricoh GX200

Nikon P6000
Ricoh GX200
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $690
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen
Panasonic ZS45
Ricoh GX200
  • $498
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $690
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon G10

Nikon P6000
Canon G10
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Lighter weight
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic ZS45
Canon G10
  • $498
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon P7000

Nikon P6000
Nikon P7000
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic ZS45
Nikon P7000
  • $498
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Nikon P6000
Panasonic ZS40
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic ZS45
Panasonic ZS40
  • $498
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

Nikon P6000
Panasonic ZS35
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $338
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic ZS45
Panasonic ZS35
  • $498
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More dots on screen
  • $338
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
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