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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 vs Sony DSC-HX20V
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and multi award winning compact camera
95
Reviews
355 Reviews + 18 Awards
58
Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good
Compact 14.1MP 20x Yes Dec 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 14.1MP
Optical Zoom 20x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Dec 2012
Sony DSC-HX20V

68

Overall Score

68

Overall Score

Sony DSC-HX20V

$499.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 5 year old compact camera
77
Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good
Compact 18.2MP 20x No Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 18.2MP
Optical Zoom 20x
Image Stabilizer No
Release Date Feb 2012
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and multi award winning compact camera
95
Reviews
355 Reviews + 18 Awards
58
Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good
Compact 14.1MP 20x Yes Dec 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 14.1MP
Optical Zoom 20x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Dec 2012
Sony DSC-HX20V

68

Overall Score

68

Overall Score

Sony DSC-HX20V

$499.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 5 year old compact camera
77
Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good
Compact 18.2MP 20x No Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 18.2MP
Optical Zoom 20x
Image Stabilizer No
Release Date Feb 2012

Top Prices

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$306.15
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$375.99
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Reasons For

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
10 Reasons For
Image Stabilizer
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony DSC-HX20V does not.

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

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Larger Maximum Aperture Number
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is 6.4 maximum aperture. That's 0.6 larger than the Sony DSC-HX20V (5.8).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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11% Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 560mm, however the Sony DSC-HX20V is only a 500mm maximum focal length digital camera (60mm shorter).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camera is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Sony DSC-HX20V (25mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camera can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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PictBridge
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 supports PictBridge, but the Sony DSC-HX20V does not.

'PictBridge' is a system that allows the camera to wirelessly connect directly to a printer, without needing to go through a computer connection first.

PictBridge allows users to print off photos far more easily and faster by printing directly from the device, rather than having to download the photos to a PC before printing.

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HDMI
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has an HDMI, however the Sony DSC-HX20V does not have an HDMI.

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

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21% Lighter
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a weight of 184g, however the Sony DSC-HX20V is a 221g digital camera (37g heavier).

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.

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Lighter
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is 0.184kg heavy, but the Sony DSC-HX20V is a 0.221kg heavy digital camera (0.037kg heavier).
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Cheaper by $193
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is $192.85 cheaper than the Sony DSC-HX20V.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
9 Reasons For
4.1MP Higher Megapixels
The Sony DSC-HX20V has a megapixels of 18.2MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is only a 14.1MP digital camera (4.1MP lower).

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.

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Vastly Bigger Digital Zoom
The Sony DSC-HX20V has a digital zoom of 306x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (302x smaller).

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.

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Smaller Minimum Aperture Number
The Sony DSC-HX20V has a minimum aperture number of 3.2. That's 0.1 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 (3.3).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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2x Smaller Closest Focusing Distance
The Sony DSC-HX20V is a 0.01m closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.02m smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 (0.03m).

'Closest focusing distance' marks the minimum distance between the camera and the object being photographed in order to active a proper focus. Attempts to take photos closer than this distance may end up being blurry.

A closer focusing distance is helpful because it allows you to take extreme close-ups and shots of very small objects while still keeping sharp focus.

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6,400 Higher Maximum ISO Sensitivity
The Sony DSC-HX20V has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 lower).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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461,600 Pixels Higher Display Resolution
The Sony DSC-HX20V has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,600 pixels lower).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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60 More Battery Life
The number of battery life on the Sony DSC-HX20V is 320, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 only takes 260 battery life.

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.

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More Popular
The Sony DSC-HX20V is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Brand
Sony digital cameras have an average rating of 87.7%, whereas Panasonic has an average rating of 86.5%.

Reasons Against

Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
18 Awards
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Best
5 stars
19 reviews
4 stars
16 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Best
5 stars
205 reviews
4 stars
51 reviews
3 stars
16 reviews
2 stars
8 reviews
1 star
19 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Sony is 87.71% based on 35,698 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 86.52% based on 15,935 reviews.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Panasonic

87

87

Based on 15,935 reviews
Sony

88

88

Based on 35,698 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
64 months old Best 73 months old

Key Features

Megapixels

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.

Image Stabilizer

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Best
Yes
No

Image Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Digital Zoom

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.

Minimum Aperture Number

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Maximum ISO Sensitivity

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Weight

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.

Specification

 
 
 
Picture Quality Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Camera Type
compact
 compact
compact
 compact
Megapixels 14.1MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Sensor Size 1" 1"
Still Image Resolution
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
4896 x 3672
 4896 x 3672
4896 x 3672
 4896 x 3672
Optical Sensor Size
2/3"
 2/3"
2/3"
 2/3"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Image Formats Supported
EXIF JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
EXIF JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
Total Megapixels 15.3MP Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Lens System Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Optical Zoom 20x 20x
Digital Zoom 4x
BEST
306x
Minimum Aperture Number 3.3 3.2
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number 6.4
BEST
5.8
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 560mm
BEST
500mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 24mm
BEST
25mm
Aspherical Lens 9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom 42.2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups) Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom 80x
BEST
1,600x
 
 
 
Focusing Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Closest Focusing Distance 0.03m 0.01m
BEST
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
continuous tracking
Continuous Auto Focus Face tracking
Face detection Tracking Auto Focus
spot multi point
flexible spot centre weighted
Spot Auto Focus Multi Point Auto Focus
Flexible Spot Auto Focus Centre weighted Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
continuous tracking
Continuous Auto Focus Face tracking
Face detection Tracking Auto Focus
spot multi point
flexible spot centre weighted
Spot Auto Focus Multi Point Auto Focus
Flexible Spot Auto Focus Centre weighted Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Manual
Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (wide) 0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele) 2m Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Light Exposure Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
ISO Sensitivity
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
Light Exposure Modes
shutter priority aperture priority
Auto Manual
Shutter priority AE Aperture priority AE
aperture priori Shutter priori
AP M
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 aperture priori
 Shutter priori
 AP
 M
shutter priority aperture priority
Auto Manual
Shutter priority AE Aperture priority AE
aperture priori Shutter priori
AP M
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 aperture priori
 Shutter priori
 AP
 M
Maximum ISO Sensitivity 6,400
BEST
12,800
Minimum ISO Sensitivity 100 100
Light Metering
Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
Spot evaluative
Multi-pattern
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
Spot evaluative
Multi-pattern
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
Light Exposure Correction
± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
Program AE Program
 Program AE
 Program
Program AE Program
 Program AE
 Program
 
 
 
Shutter Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 15s 4s
BEST
Camera Shutter Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Flash Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Flash Modes
Auto Forced on
Forced off Red-eye reduction
Slow synchronization Flash on
Flash off
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
Auto Forced on
Forced off Red-eye reduction
Slow synchronization Flash on
Flash off
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Correction
±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
 ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
 ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
 
 
 
Video Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 640 x 480
320 x 240 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1440 x 1080
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 640 x 480
320 x 240 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1440 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 220fps 30fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
MP4 MOV
M-JPEG AVCHD
AVC MJPEG
MPEG
 MP4
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MJPEG
 MPEG
MP4 MOV
M-JPEG AVCHD
AVC MJPEG
MPEG
 MP4
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MJPEG
 MPEG
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Audio System
Mono
 Mono
Mono
 Mono
 
 
 
Memory Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Internal Memory 12MB Unknown - Click to provide data
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
MicroSDHC microSD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSDHC
 microSD
SDXC SDHC
SD MS PRO
MS Micro (M2) MS Duo
MS PRO Duo MS PRO Duo HS
MS Pro-HG MS Pro-HG Duo
MicroSDHC microSD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSDHC
 microSD
Memory Slots 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Display Diagonal 3" 3"
Field of View 100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution 460,000 Pixels 921,600 Pixels
BEST
Display
TFT
 TFT
TFT
 TFT
 
 
 
Viewfinder Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Viewfinder Type
Not available
 Not available
Not available
 Not available
 
 
 
Camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
White Balance
Auto Cloudy
Daylight Incandescent
Shade Fluorescent
Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Flash
Auto Cloudy
Daylight Incandescent
Shade Fluorescent
Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
Auto Program
Scene Shutter priority
Movie Manual
Mo
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Mo
Auto Program
Scene Shutter priority
Movie Manual
Mo
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Mo
Photo Effects
Black&White Sepia
Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Black&White Sepia
Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
Maximum Playback Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Image Editing
Resizing Rotating
Crop Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
Resizing Rotating
Crop Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
Camera File System
DPOF 1.1 Exif 2.3
DCF DPOF
Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
DPOF 1.1 Exif 2.3
DCF DPOF
Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Camera Playback
Movie Single image
Slide show Thumbnails
Thumbnail Single
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Thumbnail
 Single
Movie Single image
Slide show Thumbnails
Thumbnail Single
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Thumbnail
 Single
Start-Up Time Unknown - Click to provide data 1,900ms
Built-In Processor Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
Children Landscape
Night Night portrait
Night landscape Panorama
Portrait Sports
Self-portrait Sunset
Underwater Backlight
Beach Snow
Fireworks Twilight
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Twilight
Children Landscape
Night Night portrait
Night landscape Panorama
Portrait Sports
Self-portrait Sunset
Underwater Backlight
Beach Snow
Fireworks Twilight
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Twilight
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ENG FRE
DEU ITA
JPN ESP
EN ES
F DAN
DUT GRE
EST BUL
CZE NOR
FIN POL
POR SWE
TUR HUN
RUM INC
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 EN
 ES
 F
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 FIN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
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Weight & Dimensions Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Weight 184g
BEST
221g
Height 58.9mm 61.9mm
Depth 28.2mm 34.6mm
Width 104.9mm 106.6mm
Weight (including Battery) 206g
BEST
254g
 
 
 
Battery Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Power Source Type
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 AC
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Battery Supported 1 1
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Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 5.3h
Battery Capacity 895mAh 960mAh
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Battery Life 260 Shots 320 Shots
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Battery Voltage 3.6V 3.6V
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Packaging Content Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
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Cables Included
USB AC
 USB
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 USB
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Other Features Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Sony DSC-HX20V
Weight 0.18kg
BEST
0.22kg
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