Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Sony Cyber-shot WX500 Compare

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DMC TZ101 vs Cyber-shot WX500 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Sony Cyber-shot WX500 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 WX500

  • Introduced in April 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.5-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 101.6 x 58.1 x 35.5mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
  • 209g (6.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot WX500

DMC TZ101 vs Cyber-shot WX500: The sensors

The DMC TZ101 features a 1" sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot WX500 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 WX500'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

Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Sony Cyber-shot WX500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC TZ101 a better choice

DMC TZ101

Cyber-shot WX500

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.20
Auto Focus points (4)491
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO80 - 12800 ISO
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, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the DMC TZ101 is made easy by the superior video recording.

The DMC TZ101 scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot WX500

DMC TZ101

Cyber-shot WX500

Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)320400
Weighs less (2)310g
(10.0 oz.)
209g
(6.7 oz.)
More portable (2)317cm³
(20 cu.in.)
210cm³
(13 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot WX500 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 WX500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC TZ101

Cyber-shot WX500

Speed (frames/second)1010
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Sony Cyber-shot WX500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC TZ101 and Cyber-shot WX500

DMC TZ101 und Cyber-shot WX500, front viewDMC TZ101 und Cyber-shot WX500, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC TZ101 und Cyber-shot WX500, view from aboveDMC TZ101 und Cyber-shot WX500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC TZ101

Sony Cyber-shot WX500

24
9

We recommend Panasonic DMC TZ101 as better choice.

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