Lytro Illum vs Sony DSC-HX60

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Lytro Illum
Sony DSC-HX60

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Lytro Illum has a slowest camera shutter speed of 32s. That's 2s longer than the Sony DSC-HX60 (30s). Read more

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

Larger display diagonal 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.

2 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 bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an optical zoom of 30x, whereas the Lytro Illum is only an 8x optical zoom digital camera (22x 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.

Significantly smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Lytro Illum is only a 2 maximum aperture digital camera (4.3 bigger).
Vastly higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800, however the Lytro Illum is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 lower).
3x lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 246g digital camera. That's 694g lighter than the Lytro Illum (246g). 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.

$3 cheaper
The Sony DSC-HX60 costs $3.35 less than the Lytro Illum.
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 188 reviews, however the Lytro Illum has an average rating of 85% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Three times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Lytro Illum is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 22x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (30x). 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Lytro Illum is only 2 maximum aperture. That's 4.3 bigger than the Sony DSC-HX60 (6.3).
Three times lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 lower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (12,800).
Vastly heavier Edit
The Lytro Illum has a weight of 940g, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 246g 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.

More expensive by $3
The Lytro Illum is $3.35 more expensive than the Sony DSC-HX60.
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 188 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
2s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-HX60 is only 30s maximum shutter speed, but the Lytro Illum is a 32s maximum shutter speed digital camera (2s longer). Read more

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

1" smaller display diagonal 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.

Less retailers
Only 1 store sell the Sony DSC-HX60, whereas 3 retailers 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.
Eight months older
The Sony DSC-HX60 is older than the Lytro Illum by eight months.

Awards

1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
1 Award
Ephotozine: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

28 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
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Megapixel
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.4MP
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
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Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 5184 x 3456
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Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
10.82 x 7.52 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x 30x
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Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 60x
Maximum Aperture Number
2 6.3
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Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
250mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
30mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
9.5 - 77.8 4.3 - 129
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 11/10

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
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Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.0 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.0 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 12,800
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ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
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Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
32s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25 - 5.6
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 AC3
 AC3
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
4"
BEST
3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
940g 246g
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Height
86mm 63.6mm
Depth
166mm 38.3mm
Width
145mm 108.1mm
Package Height
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 272g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
3,760mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 380 shots
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
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