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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix P1000

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Lowest price
Cheaper
$849.00 vs $1,786.32
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The best price we've seen is $937 cheaper (2.1x less)
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Advantages of the Pentax K-3 II

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Size
Much smaller
131×100×77 mm vs 146×119×181 mm
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3.1x smaller
Battery life
Much longer battery life
720 shots vs 250 shots
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Around 3x more shots per battery charge
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Thickness
Much thinner
3" vs 7.1"
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2.4x thinner
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Weight
Much lighter
800 g vs 1,415 g
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More than 40% lighter
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The K-3 II's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
1,037k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
8.3 fps vs 7 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.2"
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              Coolpix P1000Digital
              K-3 IIPentaprism
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              Coolpix P10001,415 g
              K-3 II800 g
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              Coolpix P1000146×119×181 mm
              K-3 II131×100×77 mm

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              Coolpix P1000
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