Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Panasonic DC TZ96 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX420 IS vs DC TZ96 - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Panasonic DC TZ96 Specs

PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1008mm (42x), f3.5-6.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 104.4 x 69.1 x 85.1mm³ (4.1" x 2.7" x 3.4")
  • 442g (14.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX420 IS

DC TZ96

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112 x 68.8 x 41.6mm³ (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.6")
  • 328g (10.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC TZ96

PowerShot SX420 IS vs DC TZ96: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

The Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS VS Panasonic DC TZ96 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX420 IS a better choice

No advantage of the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS compared to the Panasonic DC TZ96

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC TZ96

PowerShot SX420 IS

DC TZ96

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.0020.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)25
Auto Focus points (4)949
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.231.04
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1280 x 7203840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)195380
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
328g
(10.6 oz.)
More portable (2)614cm³
(39 cu.in.)
321cm³
(20 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC TZ96 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the articulated display. A recommendation of the DC TZ96 is made easy by the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX420 IS: the lower weight than the PowerShot SX420 IS and the more compact size.

Yields 32 points for the DC TZ96.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX420 IS

DC TZ96

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS VS Panasonic DC TZ96 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX420 IS and DC TZ96

PowerShot SX420 IS und DC TZ96, front viewPowerShot SX420 IS und DC TZ96, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX420 IS und DC TZ96, view from abovePowerShot SX420 IS und DC TZ96, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Panasonic DC TZ96

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32

We recommend Panasonic DC TZ96 as better choice.

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