Panasonic DC FZ82 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DC FZ82 vs Cyber-shot RX10 III - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DC FZ82 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III Specs

DC FZ82

  • Introduced in January 2017
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 20-1200mm (60x), f2.8-5.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130.2 x 94.3 x 119.2mm³ (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.7")
  • 616g (19.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC FZ82

Cyber-shot RX10 III

  • Introduced in April 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 14 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-600mm (25x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 94 x 127.4mm³ (5.2" x 3.7" x 5.0")
  • 1095g (35.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX10 III

DC FZ82 vs Cyber-shot RX10 III: The sensors

DC FZ82 features a Compact sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot RX10 III uses a 1" sensor.

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the Cyber-shot RX10 III's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the DC FZ82 employs at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Compact sized chips.

Better choice: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

DC FZ82 vs Cyber-shot RX10 III: Viewfinder

DC FZ82 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 1.16 megapixel with magnification of 0.46x.

The Cyber-shot RX10 III has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

DC FZ82 (0.46x)

Cyber-shot RX10 III (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DC FZ82Simulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot RX10 III

Advantage: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic DC FZ82 VS Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DC FZ82 a better choice

DC FZ82

Cyber-shot RX10 III

Auto Focus points (4)4925
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
Weighs less (2)616g
(19.9 oz.)
1095g
(35.3 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC FZ82 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the DC FZ82 is made easy by the lower weight than the Cyber-shot RX10 III.

The DC FZ82 scores 10 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

DC FZ82

Cyber-shot RX10 III

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)18.1020.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1014
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)1.162.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.20
Articulated monitor (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)330420

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX10 III are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Sony are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 31 points for the Cyber-shot RX10 III.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DC FZ82

Cyber-shot RX10 III

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Similar size1464cm³1587cm³
WiFi
Panasonic DC FZ82 VS Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III Dimensions

Look at front view of the DC FZ82 and Cyber-shot RX10 III

DC FZ82 und Cyber-shot RX10 III, front viewDC FZ82 und Cyber-shot RX10 III, front view

Top view of cameras

DC FZ82 und Cyber-shot RX10 III, view from aboveDC FZ82 und Cyber-shot RX10 III, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DC FZ82

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

10
31

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III as better choice.

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