Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 vs Sony DSC-HX200

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Sony DSC-HX200

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
More total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 20.9MPMP digital camera. That's 0.5MP more than the Sony DSC-HX200 (20.4MP).
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 5.1 smaller than the Sony DSC-HX200 (5.9).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, but the Sony DSC-HX200 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 larger).
97% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 58s longer than the Sony DSC-HX200 (2s). Read more

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

Larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 0.39"" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.19" larger than the Sony DSC-HX200 (0.2").
10 Reasons For
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 has an optical zoom of 26x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is only a 16xx optical zoom digital camera (10x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

48x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 has a digital zoom of 52x, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is only a 4xx digital zoom digital camera (48x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 is a 633mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 201mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (633mm).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 27mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,175 lower).
Lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 is a 430g digital camera. That's 350g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (430g). 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.

15.3mm shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 is an 83.2mm tall digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 98.5mmmm tall digital camera (15.3mm taller).
12% narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 has a width of 122.9mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 136.8mmmm wide digital camera (13.9mm wider).
Ninety more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 is a digital camera that takes 450.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 only takes 360 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.

Expert reviews are marginally better
The Sony DSC-HX200 has an average expert review score of 88% based on 5 reviews, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an average rating of 87% (based on 68 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 16xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 10x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX200 (26x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Twelve times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 4xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 48x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX200 (52x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

201mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a maximum focal length of 432mmmm, whereas the Sony DSC-HX200 is a 633mm maximum focal length digital camera (201mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 27mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Sony DSC-HX200 (24mm).
3,175 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,175 lower than the Sony DSC-HX200 (3,200).
350g heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a weight of 780gg, whereas the Sony DSC-HX200 is a 430g digital camera (350g 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.

15.3mm taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 98.5mmmm tall digital camera. That's 15.3mm taller than the Sony DSC-HX200 (83.2mm).
11% wider Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a width of 136.8mmmm. That's 13.9mm wider than the Sony DSC-HX200 (122.9mm).
Only 360 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a digital camera that takes 360 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-HX200 only takes 450.00 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.

Expert review Rating is marginally Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an average expert score of 87%, but the Sony DSC-HX200 has an average expert rating of 88% (based on 5 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Moderately less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 has a total megapixel count of 20.4MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 20.9MPMP digital camera (0.5MP more).
Vastly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera (5.1 smaller).
10% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (3.1).
29x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 is a 2s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (58s longer). Read more

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

Significantly smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.2", whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 0.39"" viewfinder screen size digital camera (0.19" larger).
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Nine months older
The Sony DSC-HX200 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 by nine months.

Awards

17 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
M3.idg.se: Recommended
onfoto.ru: Silver
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tek.no: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
20.1MP
BEST
20.1MP
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
 2/3"
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2592 x 2592
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2592 x 2592
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3888
 5184 x 3888
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP
BEST
20.4MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
16x 26x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 52x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
11
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture
2.8
BEST
3.1
Maximum Focal Length
432mm 633mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
27mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
9.1 - 146 4 - 104
Extra / Smart Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
15/11 12/10
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,600x
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ / 1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.03 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.03 - ∞ 0.2 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
1 - ∞ 2 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
1 - ∞ 2 - ∞

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
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 3,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
2s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
BEST
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1 - 9.5 2 - 5.9
Flash Range
0.3 - 13.5 0.3 - 12.4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio Format
 MP3
 MP3
BEST
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Duo
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Duo
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 105MB
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39"
BEST
0.2"
Lens Magnification Ratio
1.88x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Push
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Push
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Crop
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,800ms
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Bionz
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Backlight
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
780g 430g
BEST
Height
98.5mm 83.2mm
BEST
Depth
130.7mm
BEST
87.2mm
Width
136.8mm 122.9mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
831g 530g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data AA
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.75h
Battery Capacity
1,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
360 shots 450 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V 8.4V

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5PE/SILKYPIX Developer Studio/LoiLoScope/Adobe Reader Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC

Other Features

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.53kg
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27 - 810
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8 - 5.6
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