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Nikon B500 vs Panasonic FZ1000 II

The Nikon Coolpix B500 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in January 2016 and February 2019. Both the B500 and the FZ1000 II are fixed lens compact cameras that are based on a 1/2.3-inch (B500) and an one-inch (FZ1000 II) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 15.9 megapixels, whereas the Panasonic provides 20 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon B500
versus
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Nikon B500 Panasonic FZ1000 II
Fixed lens compact camera Fixed lens compact camera
22.5-900mm f/3.0-6.5 25-400mm f/2.8-4.0
15.9 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor 20 MP, 1" Sensor
1080/60i Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 80-6,400 ISO 125-12,800 (80 - 25,600)
No viewfinder, LCD framing Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots)
3.0 LCD, 921k dots 3.0 LCD, 1240k dots
Tilting screen (no touchscreen) Swivel touchscreen
7.4 shutter flaps per second 12 shutter flaps per second
600 shots per battery charge350 shots per battery charge
114 x 78 x 95 mm, 541 g 136 x 97 x 131 mm, 810 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon Coolpix B500 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Nikon B500 and the Panasonic FZ1000 II is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The B500 can be obtained in two different colors (black, red), while the FZ1000 II is only available in black.

Size Nikon B500 vs Panasonic FZ1000 II
Compare B500 versus FZ1000 II top
Comparison B500 or FZ1000 II rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic FZ1000 II is considerably larger (48 percent) than the Nikon B500. Moreover, the FZ1000 II is substantially heavier (50 percent) than the B500. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the B500 nor the FZ1000 II are weather-sealed.

The power pack in the FZ1000 II can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon B500 114 mm 78 mm 95 mm 541 g 600 n Jan 2016 299 i
2.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II 136 mm 97 mm 131 mm 810 g 350 n Feb 2019 899 i
3.
 
Leica C-LUX 113 mm 67 mm 46 mm 340 g 370 n Jun 2018 1,049 i
4.
 
Nikon B600 122 mm 82 mm 99 mm 500 g 280 n Jan 2019 349 i
5.
 
Nikon A1000 114 mm 72 mm 41 mm 330 g 250 n Jan 2019 429 i
6.
 
Nikon P1000 146 mm 119 mm 181 mm 1415 g 250 n Jul 2018 999 i
7.
 
Nikon W300 112 mm 66 mm 29 mm 231 g 280 Y May 2017 389 i
8.
 
Nikon B700 125 mm 85 mm 107 mm 565 g 350 n Feb 2016 499 i
9.
 
Nikon P900 140 mm 103 mm 137 mm 899 g 360 n Mar 2015 599 i
10.
 
Nikon L840 113 mm 78 mm 96 mm 538 g 590 n Feb 2015 299 i
11.
 
Panasonic LX100 II 115 mm 66 mm 65 mm 392 g 300 n Aug 2018 999 i
12.
 
Panasonic ZS200 111 mm 65 mm 45 mm 340 g 370 n Feb 2018 799 i
13.
 
Panasonic FZ80 130 mm 94 mm 119 mm 616 g 330 n Jan 2017 399 i
14.
 
Panasonic FZ2500 138 mm 102 mm 135 mm 915 g 350 n Sep 2016 1,199 i
15.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 137 mm 99 mm 131 mm 831 g 360 n Jun 2014 899 i
16.
 
Sony HX80 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 245 g 390 n Mar 2016 349 i
17.
 
Sony H200 123 mm 83 mm 87 mm 530 g 240 n Jan 2013 249 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The B500 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 67 percent) than the FZ1000 II, which puts it into a different market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon B500 features a 1/2.3-inch sensor and the Panasonic FZ1000 II an one-inch sensor. The sensor area in the FZ1000 II is 314 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 5.6 and 2.7. The sensor in the B500 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the FZ1000 II offers a 3:2 aspect.

Nikon B500 and Panasonic FZ1000 II sensor measures

With 20MP, the FZ1000 II offers a higher resolution than the B500 (15.9MP), but the FZ1000 II nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 2.41μm versus 1.33μm for the B500) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the FZ1000 II is a much more recent model (by 3 years) than the B500, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the B500 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Panasonic FZ1000 II implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the FZ1000 II for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon B500 are 23 x 17.3 inches or 58.5 x 43.9 cm for good quality, 18.4 x 13.8 inches or 46.8 x 35.1 cm for very good quality, and 15.4 x 11.5 inches or 39 x 29.3 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 80 to ISO 6400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II are ISO 125 to ISO 12800, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 80-25600.

B500 versus FZ1000 II MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon B500 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60i...... ..
2.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..
3.
 
Leica C-LUX 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..
4.
 
Nikon B600 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/30p...... ..
5.
 
Nikon A1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p...... ..
6.
 
Nikon P1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p...... ..
7.
 
Nikon W300 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p...... ..
8.
 
Nikon B700 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p...... ..
9.
 
Nikon P900 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p...... ..
10.
 
Nikon L840 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60i...... ..
11.
 
Panasonic LX100 II Four Thirds 16.8 4736 35524K/30p...... ..
12.
 
Panasonic ZS200 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..
13.
 
Panasonic FZ80 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p...... ..
14.
 
Panasonic FZ2500 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..
15.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.111.7517 64
16.
 
Sony HX80 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36721080/60p...... ..
17.
 
Sony H200 1/2.3 15.2 5184 2930720/30p...... ..

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the FZ1000 II provides a better video resolution than the B500. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/30p, while the Nikon is limited to 1080/60i.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the FZ1000 II has an electronic viewfinder (2360k dots), which can be very helpful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the B500 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Nikon B500 and Panasonic FZ1000 II along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon B500none n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 7.4 Y Y
2.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II2360 n 3.0 1240 swivel Y 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
3.
 
Leica C-LUX2330 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
4.
 
Nikon B600none n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.4 Y Y
5.
 
Nikon A10001166 n 3.0 1036 tilting Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
6.
 
Nikon P10002359 n 3.2 921 swivel n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
7.
 
Nikon W300none n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
8.
 
Nikon B700921 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 5.0 Y Y
9.
 
Nikon P900921 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
10.
 
Nikon L840none n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 7.4 Y Y
11.
 
Panasonic LX100 II2764 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/4000s 11.0 n Y
12.
 
Panasonic ZS2002330 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
13.
 
Panasonic FZ801166 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
14.
 
Panasonic FZ25002360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
15.
 
Panasonic FZ10002359 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony HX80638 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
17.
 
Sony H200none n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/1500s 0.8 Y Y

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The FZ1000 II has a touchscreen, while the B500 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The FZ1000 II has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the B500 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the FZ1000 II is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Panasonic FZ1000 II has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Both the B500 and the FZ1000 II have zoom lenses built in. The B500 has a 22.5-900mm f/3.0-6.5 optic and the FZ1000 II offers a 25-400mm f/2.8-4.0 (focal lengths in full frame equivalent terms). Hence, the Nikon provides a wider angle of view at the short end, as well as more tele-photo reach at the long end than the Panasonic. The FZ1000 II offers the faster maximum aperture.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the B500 and the FZ1000 II write their files to SDXC cards. The FZ1000 II supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s), while the B500 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon Coolpix B500 and Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon B500-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
2.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 IIYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
3.
 
Leica C-LUX-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
4.
 
Nikon B600-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Nikon A1000-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
6.
 
Nikon P1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
7.
 
Nikon W300-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
8.
 
Nikon B700-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
9.
 
Nikon P900-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
10.
 
Nikon L840-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
11.
 
Panasonic LX100 IIYstereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
12.
 
Panasonic ZS200-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
13.
 
Panasonic FZ80Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
14.
 
Panasonic FZ2500YstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y--
15.
 
Panasonic FZ1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony HX80-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony H200-monomono---2.0---

It is notable that the FZ1000 II has a microphone port, which can help to improve the quality of audio recordings by attaching an external microphone. The B500 does not feature such a mic input.

The FZ1000 II is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. In contrast, the B500 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the B500 was succeeded by the Nikon B600. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Panasonic websites.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is the Nikon B500 better than the Panasonic FZ1000 II or vice versa? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Arguments in favor of the Nikon Coolpix B500:

  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Wider view: Has a wider-angle lens that facilitates landscape or interior shots.
  • More tele-reach: Has a longer tele-lens for perspective compression and subject magnification.
  • More compact: Is smaller (114x78mm vs 136x97mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 269g or 33 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (600 versus 350) on a single battery charge.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (67 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in January 2016).

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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (20 vs 15.9MP), which boosts linear resolution by 14%.
  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Better image quality: Is equipped with a larger and more technologically advanced sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60i).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Easier framing: Has an electronic viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1240k vs 921k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (12 vs 7.4 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Better light gathering: Has a lens with a wider maximum aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.0).
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More modern: Reflects 3 years of technical progress since the B500 launch.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the FZ1000 II is the clear winner of the contest (21 : 9 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

B500 09:21 FZ1000 II

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon B500 and the Panasonic FZ1000 II place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Superzoom Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the B500 or the FZ1000 II perform in practice. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon B500..+..4/53.5/5 Jan 2016 299 i
2.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II....83/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 899 i
3.
 
Leica C-LUX......4.5/54/5 Jun 2018 1,049 i
4.
 
Nikon B600..+..3.5/53/5 Jan 2019 349 i
5.
 
Nikon A1000..+ +..3.5/53/5 Jan 2019 429 i
6.
 
Nikon P1000..+73/1003.5/53.5/5 Jul 2018 999 i
7.
 
Nikon W300..+..4/54/5 May 2017 389 i
8.
 
Nikon B700..+..4/54/5 Feb 2016 499 i
9.
 
Nikon P900....77/1004/54/5 Mar 2015 599 i
10.
 
Nikon L840..+ +..3.5/54/5 Feb 2015 299 i
11.
 
Panasonic LX100 II4.5/5+82/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2018 999 i
12.
 
Panasonic ZS200..+ +81/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 799 i
13.
 
Panasonic FZ80..+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 399 i
14.
 
Panasonic FZ2500..+82/1004.5/55/5 Sep 2016 1,199 i
15.
 
Panasonic FZ10004/5+ +82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2014 899 i
16.
 
Sony HX80.......... Mar 2016 349 i
17.
 
Sony H200......3.5/53.5/5 Jan 2013 249 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Nikon B500 vs Panasonic FZ1000 II

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon B500 Panasonic FZ1000 II
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 22.5-900mm f/3.0-6.5 25-400mm f/2.8-4.0
    Launch Date January 2016 February 2019
    Launch Price USD 299 USD 899
    Sensor Specs Nikon B500 Panasonic FZ1000 II
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/2.3" Sensor 1" Sensor
    Sensor Size 6.17 x 4.55 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
    Sensor Area 28.0735 mm2 116.16 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 7.7 mm 15.9 mm
    Crop Factor 5.6x 2.7x
    Sensor Resolution 15.9 Megapixels 20 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels 5472 x 3648 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.33 μm 2.41 μm
    Pixel Density 56.73 MP/cm2 17.18 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60i Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 80 - 6,400 ISO 125 - 12,800 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 80 - 25,600 ISO
    Screen Specs Nikon B500 Panasonic FZ1000 II
    Viewfinder Type no viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots 1240k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon B500 Panasonic FZ1000 II
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 7.4 shutter flaps/s 12 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/16000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support no UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Nikon B500 Panasonic FZ1000 II
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in no NFC
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Nikon B500 Panasonic FZ1000 II
    Battery Type 4xAA DMW-BLC12
    Battery Life (CIPA)600 shots per charge350 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 114 x 78 x 95 mm
    (4.5 x 3.1 x 3.7 in)
    136 x 97 x 131 mm
    (5.4 x 3.8 x 5.2 in)
    Camera Weight 541 g (19.1 oz) 810 g (28.6 oz)

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