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Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Panasonic DMC FZ72 Specs
All specs: Main page for DMC TZ101
All specs: Main page for DMC FZ72
DMC TZ101 vs DMC FZ72: The sensors
DMC TZ101 features a 1" sized sensor, while the DMC FZ72 uses a Compact sensor.
Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the DMC TZ101 is a lot larger than the DMC FZ72's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.
Better choice: Panasonic DMC TZ101
DMC TZ101 vs DMC FZ72: Viewfinder
DMC TZ101 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 1.16 megapixel with magnification of 0.46x.
The DMC FZ72 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.20 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.46x.
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.
DMC TZ101 (0.46x)
DMC FZ72 (0.46x)
Better choice: Draw
Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Panasonic DMC FZ72 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Panasonic DMC TZ101 a better choice
|Larger sensor (5)||1"||Compact|
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||20.10||16.10|
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||10||9|
|Auto Focus points (4)||49||23|
|Better sensibility (4)||80 - 25600 ISO||100 - 3200 ISO|
|Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)||1.16||0.20|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||1.04||0.46|
|Touch screen (2)|
|Better Video (2)||3840 x 2160||1920 x 1080|
|Weighs less (2)||310g|
|More portable (2)||317cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ101 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the DMC TZ101 is made easy by the lower weight than the DMC FZ72, the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.
The DMC TZ101 scores 38 points.
Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ72
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||320||400|
Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ72 are that the battery has more stamina.
Yields 3 points for the DMC FZ72.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Panasonic DMC FZ72 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the DMC TZ101 and DMC FZ72
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Panasonic DMC TZ101
Panasonic DMC FZ72
We recommend Panasonic DMC TZ101 as better choice.
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