The Pixpro FZ43 has a better sensor type than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most recently released compact camera digital cameras have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.
This camera's sensor type (CCD) is actually the best sensor type across all comparable spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.
A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type across similar types of camera.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 180.