Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
A lot longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a maximum focal length of 720mmmm, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is only a 460mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (260mm shorter).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 60ss maximum shutter speed. That's 56s longer than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (4ss). Read more

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

Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 3.88xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 3.18x higher than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (0.7xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a weight of 640gg, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 770gg digital camera (130g heavier). 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.

380 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 380 shots, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 only takes 340 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by $350
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 costs $350.01 less than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10.
6 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 20.2MPMP digital camera. That's 8.1MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (20.2MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (24mmmm).
4% shorter Edit
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is 88.1mmmm tall. That's 3.4mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (88.1mmmm).
14.9mm thinner Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 102.2mmmm deep digital camera. That's 14.9mm thinner than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (102.2mmmm).
Narrower Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 129mmmm wide digital camera. That's 2.6mm narrower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (129mmmm).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
67% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 12.1MPMP digital camera. That's 8.1MP lower than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (20.2MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

4% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (24mmmm).
Taller Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 91.5mmmm tall. That's 3.4mm taller than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (88.1mmmm).
14.9mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 117.1mmmm deep digital camera. That's 14.9mm thicker than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (102.2mmmm).
2% wider Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 131.6mmmm wide digital camera. That's 2.6mm wider than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (129mmmm).
7 Reasons Against
260mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a maximum focal length of 460mmmm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 720mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (260mm longer).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is only 4ss maximum shutter speed. That's 56s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (4ss). Read more

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

Five times lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 0.7xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 3.18x lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (0.7xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Heavier Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a weight of 770gg, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 640gg digital camera (130g 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.

Only 340 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is 340 shots, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 only takes 380 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by $350
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is $350.01 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300.
Less retailers
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is only stocked by 5 stores, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is stocked by 11 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 20.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 2448 x 2448
 1920 x 1920
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 2448 x 2448
 1920 x 1920
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
12.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Protection Feature
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
24x 8.3x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
33x
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
720mm
BEST
460mm
Minimum Focal Length
25mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 108 8.8 - 73.3
Extra / Smart Zoom
48x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
14/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ / 2.0 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1 - 8.8 0 - 20.4
Flash Range
0.3 - 8.8 1 - 10.2

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

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
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
3.88x
BEST
0.7x

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Ecurity Algorithm
 WPA
 WPA2
 WPA
 WPA2
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Scene Mode
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Food
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Food
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
640g
BEST
770g
Height
91.5mm 88.1mm
BEST
Depth
117.1mm 102.2mm
BEST
Width
131.6mm 129mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
691g
BEST
813g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8h
Battery Capacity
1,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
380 shots
BEST
340 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7PE,SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.3SE,Adobe Reader,LoiLoScope (trial) Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Technical Details

Viewfinder
1,440,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
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