Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
In this review, we are going to make a detailed comparison of two cameras that fall into different categories. While the first model we are looking at, Nikon Coolpix P1000 belongs to a Small Sensor Superzoom category, the other model, Nikon Coolpix P1000 is a Large Sensor Superzoom camera. Nikon Coolpix P1000 is equipped with a 16.0 MP BSI-CMOS sensor, while Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV comes with a 20.0 MP BSI-CMOS sensor.
To get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features of Nikon Coolpix P1000 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV and, after this, we can go on to our detailed comparison of these models.
Nikon Coolpix P1000 Key Features:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV Key Features:
Nikon Coolpix P1000 substituted Nikon P900.
|Timelapse Recording||Yes vs No||Creative shooting|
|Flash Range||12 vs 10.8||1.2 better flash range|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 vs 1/2000||Faster shutter speed|
|Screen Size||3.2″ vs 3″||0.2" larger screen|
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated vs Tilting||Flexible shooting positions|
|NFC||Yes vs No||Easy wireless connectivity with compatible devices|
|Sensor Resolution||20.0 MP vs 16.0 MP||20% more pixels|
|Sensor Area||116.16 mm2 vs 28.07 mm2||75.8% larger pixel area|
|Continuous Shooting||24 fps vs 7 fps||17 fps faster|
|Screen Resolution||1,440k dots vs 921k dots||36% higher resolution screen|
|Touch Screen||Yes vs No||Easy control of camera functions|
|Battery Life||400 shots vs 250 shots||150 more frames with a single charge|
|Weight||1095 g vs 1415 g||320 g lighter|
|Environmental Sealing||Yes vs No||Shoot at tough conditions|
|Headphone Port||Yes vs No||Has headphone port|
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.7 vs No||0.7 better magnification|
|Screen Size||3.2″ | 3″||Large display|
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated | Tilting||Help viewing and changing settings easily|
|Viewfinder||Electronic | Electronic||Better framing and control|
|Raw Support||Yes | Yes||Better image quality|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes | Yes||Very handy for portraits|
|Microphone Port||Yes | Yes||High quality audio recording option|
|Bracketing||Yes | Yes||Useful for tough lighting conditions and HDR|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Image Stabilization||Yes | Yes||Built-in stabilization|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP | 20.0 MP||Small sensor resolution|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Nikon Coolpix P1000 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 320g less than the Nikon Coolpix P1000. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Nikon Coolpix P1000 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV any different in terms of sensor type?
In fact, that's exactly what makes these two models really different. Thus, it is a good point to consider if your are choosing between these two cameras. Nikon Coolpix P1000 features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sized BSI-CMOS sensor and boasts of a Nikon Expeed processor . Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV, in its turn, comes with a 20.0 MP 1" sized BSI-CMOS sensor and Bionz X processor , which makes it significantly different from the first model.
Take a look below to find the comparison of Nikon Coolpix P1000 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV by the size of their sensors.
One more distinctive feature of compared models is the sensor size. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV is equipped with a sensor that is 0.2x larger than the one featured in Nikon Coolpix P1000. Compared to the cameras with smaller sensor area, the ones with larger sensors ensure more control on the blurry background and depth of field if you shoot in the same aperture and focal length. Thus, the first model has a significant advantage here.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Nikon Coolpix P1000 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Nikon Coolpix P1000||Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV|
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Nikon Coolpix P1000 or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Nikon Coolpix P1000 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV deserves a higher Total Score than the Nikon Coolpix P1000. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Nikon Coolpix P1000||Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV|
|Model||Coolpix P1000||Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV|
|Announced||Jul 10, 2018||Sep 12, 2017|
|Body Type||SLR-like (bridge)||SLR-like (bridge)|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.17 x 4.55 mm||13.2 x 8.8 mm|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2||116.16 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP||20.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4608 x 3456||5472 x 3648|
|Max Native ISO||6,400||12,800|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a||25,600|
|Min Native ISO||100||125|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||1||3|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a||315|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated||Tilting|
|Screen Resolution||921k dots||1,440k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||2,359k dots||2,359k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||60 s||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s||1/2000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||7.0 fps||24.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, fill-flash, slow sync, rear sync|
|Video Resolutions||3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC||3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p) ,1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)|
|Max Video Resolution||3840 x 2160||3840 x 2160|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264||MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S|
|USB||USB 1||USB 2.0|
|Weight||1415 g||1095 g|
|Physical Dimensions||146 x 119 x 181 mm||133 x 94 x 145 mm|
|Battery Life||250 shots||400 shots|
|Battery Type||Battery Pack||Battery Pack|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I support)||SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo|