Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC TZ101 vs Cyber-shot HX80 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Specs

DMC TZ101

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 25-250mm (10x), f2.8-5.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111 x 65 x 44mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.7")
  • 310g (10.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ101

Cyber-shot HX80

  • Introduced in March 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.5-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 102 x 58.1 x 35.5mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
  • 245g (7.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot HX80

DMC TZ101 vs Cyber-shot HX80: The sensors

DMC TZ101 features a 1" sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot HX80 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 Cyber-shot HX80'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 Cyber-shot HX80: Viewfinder

DMC TZ101 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 1.16 megapixel with magnification of 0.46x.

The Cyber-shot HX80 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.40 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.50x.

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)

Cyber-shot HX80 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ101Simulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot HX80

Advantage: Sony Cyber-shot HX80

Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC TZ101 a better choice

DMC TZ101

Cyber-shot HX80

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.00
Auto Focus points (4)491
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)1.160.40
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ101 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording.

The DMC TZ101 scores 28 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot HX80

DMC TZ101

Cyber-shot HX80

Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)320390
Weighs less (2)310g
(10.0 oz.)
245g
(7.9 oz.)
More portable (2)317cm³
(20 cu.in.)
210cm³
(13 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX80 are the articulated display, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the DMC TZ101. Another advantage over the DMC TZ101: the more compact size.

Yields 9 points for the Cyber-shot HX80.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC TZ101

Cyber-shot HX80

Speed (frames/second)1010
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC TZ101 and Cyber-shot HX80

DMC TZ101 und Cyber-shot HX80, front viewDMC TZ101 und Cyber-shot HX80, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC TZ101 und Cyber-shot HX80, view from aboveDMC TZ101 und Cyber-shot HX80, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC TZ101

Sony Cyber-shot HX80

28
9

We recommend Panasonic DMC TZ101 as better choice.

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