Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P900 vs Cyber-shot RX10 III - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III Specs

Coolpix P900

  • Introduced in March 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 – 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-2000mm (83x), f2.8-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 137.4 x 103.2 x 139.5mm³ (5.4″ x 4.1″ x 5.5″)
  • 900g (29.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P900

Cyber-shot RX10 III

  • Introduced in April 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1″
  • 20 megapixel
  • 14 frames/second
  • 100 – 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-600mm (25x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 94 x 127.4mm³ (5.2″ x 3.7″ x 5.0″)
  • 1095g (35.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX10 III

Coolpix P900 vs Cyber-shot RX10 III: The sensors

Coolpix P900 features a Compact sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot RX10 III uses a 1″ sensor.

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the Cyber-shot RX10 III’s sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the Coolpix P900 employs at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Compact sized chips.

Better choice: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Coolpix P900 vs Cyber-shot RX10 III: Viewfinder

Coolpix P900 has an electronic viewfinder and it’s resolution is 0.92 megapixel with magnification of 0.50x.

The Cyber-shot RX10 III has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it’s magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

Coolpix P900 (0.50x)

Cyber-shot RX10 III (0.70x)

Advantage: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Nikon Coolpix P900 VS Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P900 a better choice

Coolpix P900

Cyber-shot RX10 III

Auto Focus points (4)

99 25
Weighs less (2)

900g
(29.0 oz.)
1095g
(35.3 oz.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P900 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the lower weight than the Cyber-shot RX10 III and the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P900 scores 8 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Coolpix P900

Cyber-shot RX10 III

Larger sensor (5)

Compact 1″
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

16.00 20.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)

7 14
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 6400 ISO 100 – 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)

0.92 2.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

0.92 1.20
Better Video (2)

1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160
External microphone (2)

Longer battery life (3, photos)

360 420
More portable (2)

1978cm³
(125 cu.in.)
1587cm³
(100 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX10 III are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Sony are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the Coolpix P900: the more compact size.

Yields 33 points for the Cyber-shot RX10 III.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P900

Cyber-shot RX10 III

Built-in flash

Image stabilizer

Articulated screen

WiFi

Nikon Coolpix P900 VS Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P900 and Cyber-shot RX10 III

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P900

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

8
33

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III as better choice.

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