Nikon D1 vs Panasonic FZ40 Overview
Here is a extensive overview of the Nikon D1 vs Panasonic FZ40, former being a Pro DSLR while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by companies Nikon and Panasonic. There is a large difference between the resolutions of the D1 (3MP) and FZ40 (14MP) and the D1 (APS-C) and FZ40 (1/2.3") have different sensor measurements.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The D1 was brought out 10 years earlier than the FZ40 and that is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras have different body design with the Nikon D1 being a Large SLR camera and the Panasonic FZ40 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.
Before delving right into a in depth comparison, here is a short synopsis of how the D1 scores versus the FZ40 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.
Nikon D1 vs Panasonic FZ40 Key Specs
- 3MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2" Fixed Screen
- ISO 200 - 1600
- 1/16000s Maximum Shutter
- No Video
- Nikon F Mount
- 1200g - 157 x 153 x 85mm
- Introduced November 2000
- Later Model is Nikon D1X
- 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 6400
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 25-600mm (F2.8-5.2) lens
- 494g - 120 x 80 x 92mm
- Released July 2010
- Also Known as Lumix DMC-FZ45
Nikon D1 vs Panasonic FZ40 Physical Comparison
In case you're planning to lug around your camera often, you will want to factor its weight and dimensions. The Nikon D1 enjoys outside measurements of 157mm x 153mm x 85mm (6.2" x 6.0" x 3.3") having a weight of 1200 grams (2.65 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FZ40 has dimensions of 120mm x 80mm x 92mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 3.6") and a weight of 494 grams (1.09 lbs).Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Below is a front view over all size comparison of the D1 against the FZ40.
Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the D1 and FZ40 is 51 and 68 respectively.
Nikon D1 vs Panasonic FZ40 Sensor Comparison
Often, it is difficult to imagine the gap between sensor measurements simply by reviewing specifications. The photograph underneath will provide you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the D1 and FZ40.
Plainly, both the cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The D1 due to its bigger sensor is going to make shooting shallower DOF simpler and the Panasonic FZ40 will deliver greater detail having its extra 11MP. Higher resolution can also help you crop shots more aggressively. The older D1 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.