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

11 Reasons For
More total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 0.5MP more than the Sony DSC-HX200 (20.4MP).
Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a maximum aperture number of 11. That's 5.1 smaller than the Sony DSC-HX200 (5.9).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 2.8 minimum aperture, but the Sony DSC-HX200 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 larger).
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 25,600 maximum ISO speed. That's 22,400 higher than the Sony DSC-HX200 (3,200).
97% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 60s 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.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-HX200 (460,000 pixels).
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").
PictBridge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 supports pictBridge, however the Sony DSC-HX200 does not.
Cheaper by $576
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 costs $684.03, whereas the Sony DSC-HX200 is $1,260.00.
5 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Hugely better user reviews
The average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 93%, but the average rating of the Sony DSC-HX200 is 40% (based on 1 review).
8 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 16x 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 4x 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 (35mm film equiv) 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-HX200 is 24mm minimum focal length, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 27mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 has a GPS (satellite), however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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.

Ninety more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 is a digital camera that takes 450.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 6 reviews, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an average rating of 87% (based on 68 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 16x 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 4x 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 432mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX200 is a 633mm maximum focal length digital camera (201mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 27mm minimum focal length. That's 3mm longer than the Sony DSC-HX200 (24mm).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Sony DSC-HX200 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

350g heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a weight of 780g, 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.

Only 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a digital camera that takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Sony DSC-HX200 only takes 450.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 6 reviews).
12 Reasons Against
Moderately less total megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 has a total megapixels of 20.4MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 20.9MP digital camera (0.5MP more).
Vastly bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 has a maximum aperture number of 5.9, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera (5.1 smaller).
10% larger minimum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-HX200 is 3.1 minimum aperture. That's 0.3 larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (3.1).
22,400 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony DSC-HX200 is only 3,200 maximum ISO speed, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (22,400 higher).
29x shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 is a 2s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (58s longer). Read more

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

Two times lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels higher).
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).
Does not support pictBridge Edit
The Sony DSC-HX200 does not support pictBridge, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 does.
$576 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX200 is more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 by $575.97.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 shop sell the Sony DSC-HX200, however 6 retailers sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Nine months older
The Sony DSC-HX200 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 by nine months.
Hugely Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-HX200 only has an average user rating of 40%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an average user rating of 93% (based on 153 reviews).

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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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
20.1MP 20.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
 2/3"
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.9MP
BEST
20.4MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
16x 26x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 52x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
11
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8
BEST
3.1
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
432mm 633mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
9.1 - 146 4 - 104
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
15/11 12/10
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,600x
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ / 1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.03 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.03 - ∞ 0.2 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
1 - ∞ 2 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
1 - ∞ 2 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - 5.9
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 12.4

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 MP3
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Duo
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Duo
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 105MB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Push
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Push
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Image Editing
 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
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,800ms
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Bionz
Scene Modes
 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 (OSD) Languages
 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
Depth
130.7mm 87.2mm
Width
136.8mm 122.9mm
Weight (including Battery)
831g 530g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data AA
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.75h
Battery Capacity
1,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
360 shots 450 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V 8.4V

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

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

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI ports quantity
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.53kg
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27 - 810
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8 - 5.6
Panorama
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama
Aperture Priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Aperture priority AE
Manual Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual focus
Trimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Trimming
Cool Shot Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cool shot function

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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