Updated (July 2010): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Nikon Coolpix P100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P100

51

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P100.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$584

Wide angle Better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Super zoom

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
External flash Supports an external flash
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$4,304

Wide angle Better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Super zoom

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS 20D

Canon EOS 20D

Entry-level DSLR

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

Nikon Coolpix P100
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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (0:52 PM, April 25, 2011)
Have you seen our comparison of the P100 and the P500? The P500 has the edge over the P100. I am only guessing, but I think the price increase is because major retailers are no longer selling the FZ4, which only leaves the smaller retailers on Amazon who charge more.
 
Contact Sgg (4:26 AM, April 23, 2011)
Is P100 better than P500 also? and why is there a steep price increase on FZ40/100..it was $300 few months back,now shows $500+
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (0:21 PM, March 17, 2011)
The Nikon P100 is one of the best super zooms cameras out right now. You can check out other similar super zooms cameras but you will see that the P100 is the the best.
 
Websitewithevilinside (9:28 PM, March 16, 2011)
I rely need a camera.. bt i can only select one of them... I dont want to regreat later... so plz anybody suggest me the best one.. or somthin else around this budget...!!! plz!
 
eggbox (5:08 AM, December 01, 2010)
Wonderful review/comparison of the two cameras, looks like the Nikon has it this time!