• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P610 advantages over Canon SX720 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,440 mm vs 960 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 360 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX720 HS advantages over Nikon P610

  • Less expensive
    $256 vs $399
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 106 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    270g vs 565g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon P600

Nikon P610
Nikon P600
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon SX720 HS
Nikon P600
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon SX60

Nikon P610
Canon SX60
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $429
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
Canon SX720 HS
Canon SX60
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $429
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Nikon P610
Panasonic ZS60
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $377
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon SX720 HS
Panasonic ZS60
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $377
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon B700

Nikon P610
Nikon B700
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
Canon SX720 HS
Nikon B700
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Nikon P610
Canon SX730 HS
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Thinner
Canon SX720 HS
Canon SX730 HS
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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