• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS40 advantages over Nikon P610

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Thinner
    34 mm vs 106 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    240g vs 565g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Nikon P610 advantages over Panasonic ZS40

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,440 mm vs 720 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 360 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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 HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon P600

Panasonic ZS40
Nikon P600
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon P610
Nikon P600
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Panasonic ZS40
Canon SX700 HS
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter
Nikon P610
Canon SX700 HS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Panasonic ZS40
Canon SX710 HS
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter
Nikon P610
Canon SX710 HS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Panasonic ZS40
Panasonic ZS60
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $343
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon P610
Panasonic ZS60
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $343
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon B700

Panasonic ZS40
Nikon B700
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
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
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