• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P610 advantages over Nikon A1000

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $477
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,440 mm vs 840 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
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon A1000 advantages over Nikon P610

  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 106 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    330g vs 565g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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

  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon P600

Nikon P610
Nikon P600
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $522
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Nikon A1000
Nikon P600
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $522
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon SX60

Nikon P610
Canon SX60
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
Nikon A1000
Canon SX60
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon B700

Nikon P610
Nikon B700
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
Nikon A1000
Nikon B700
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Thinner
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Nikon P610
Panasonic ZS70
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon A1000
Panasonic ZS70
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic ZS80

Nikon P610
Panasonic ZS80
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon A1000
Panasonic ZS80
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
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