Lytro Illum vs Sony DSC-HX60

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Lytro Illum
Sony DSC-HX60

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
1.5 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Lytro Illum has a minimum aperture of 2, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (1.5 larger).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Lytro Illum has a maximum camera shutter speed of 32ss. That's 2s longer than the Sony DSC-HX60 (30ss). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Larger screen size Edit
Lytro Illum is 4"" screen. That's 1" larger than the Sony DSC-HX60 (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Cheaper by $127
The Lytro Illum is $126.65 cheaper than the Sony DSC-HX60.
4 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
7 Reasons For
Significantly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a maximum aperture of 6.3, whereas the Lytro Illum is only a 2 maximum aperture digital camera (4.3 bigger).
Hugely higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels pixels, but the Lytro Illum is only a 384,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (537 pixels lower).
3x lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 246gg digital camera. That's 694g lighter than the Lytro Illum (246gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

22.4mm shorter Edit
Sony DSC-HX60 is 63.6mmmm tall, but the Lytro Illum is an 86mmmm tall digital camera (22.4mm taller).
A lot narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 108.1mmmm wide digital camera, whereas the Lytro Illum is a 145mmmm wide digital camera (36.9mm wider).
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an average expert review score of 82% based on 9 reviews, however the Lytro Illum has an average rating of 68% (based on 39 reviews).
User reviews are moderately better
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an average user review score of 86% based on 187 reviews, however the Lytro Illum has an average rating of 85% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 2 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 4.3 bigger than the Sony DSC-HX60 (6.3).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 384,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 537 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (921,600 pixels pixels).
Vastly heavier Edit
The Lytro Illum has a weight of 940gg, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 246gg digital camera (694g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
The Lytro Illum has a height of 86mmmm. That's 22.4mm taller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (63.6mmmm).
26% wider Edit
Lytro Illum is 145mmmm wide. That's 36.9mm wider than the Sony DSC-HX60 (108.1mmmm).
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The average expert rating of the Lytro Illum is only 68%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 82% (based on 9 reviews).
User review Rating is a little Worse
The average user rating of the Lytro Illum is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 86% (based on 187 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
43% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.5 larger than the Lytro Illum (3.5).
2s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-HX60 is only 30ss maximum shutter speed, but the Lytro Illum is a 32ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (2s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

1" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 3"" screen digital camera, whereas the Lytro Illum is a 4"" screen digital camera (1" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

$127 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX60 is more expensive than the Lytro Illum by $126.65.
Less retailers
Only 1 retailer sell the Sony DSC-HX60, whereas 5 sellers sell the Lytro Illum. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over one year older
The Sony DSC-HX60 is older than the Lytro Illum by 18 months.

Awards

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PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
1 Award
Ephotozine: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

16 months Ago 35 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.4MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 1920 x 1080
 5184 x 3456
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 5184 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
10.82 x 7.52 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 486x
Maximum Aperture
2 6.3
BEST
Minimum Aperture
2
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
250mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
30mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
9.5 - 77.8 4.3 - 129
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 11/10

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
BEST
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.0 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.0 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 Auto
 64
 100
 160
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 6400
 12800
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 Auto
 64
 100
 160
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 6400
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200
BEST
12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
32s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash off
 Auto
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - 3
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25 - 5.6
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MP4
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AC3
 AC3
BEST
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
4"
BEST
3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution
384,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 RAW
BEST
 RAW
Built-In Processor
Snapdragon 800 1
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 3D Photography
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 3D Photography
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
940g 246g
BEST
Height
86mm 63.6mm
BEST
Depth
166mm
BEST
38.3mm
Width
145mm 108.1mm
BEST
Packaging Height
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Depth
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
1kg
BEST
272g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
3,760mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 380 shots
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature Range
2450 x 1634 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Minimum RAM Requirement
4.1GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Lytro Desktop Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Relative Aperture (F-Number)
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
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