Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Canon Ixus 185 Compare

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DMC FZ1000 II vs Ixus 185 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Canon Ixus 185 Specs

DMC FZ1000 II

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-400mm (17x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 136 x 97.2 x 131.5mm³ (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2")
  • 810g (26.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000 II

Ixus 185

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 1 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 68.00mm (2.7") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-224mm (8x), f3.2-6.9
  • No WiFi
  • 95.2 x 54.3 x 22.1mm³ (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9")
  • 126g (4.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Ixus 185

DMC FZ1000 II vs Ixus 185: The sensors

The DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Ixus 185 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the DMC FZ1000 II is a lot larger than the Ixus 185'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 FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Canon Ixus 185 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

Ixus 185

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)121
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 1600 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.240.23
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601280 x 720
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440210
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 II 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 optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the DMC FZ1000 II is made easy by the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the Ixus 185: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 40 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon Ixus 185

DMC FZ1000 II

Ixus 185

Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
126g
(4.1 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
114cm³
(7 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Ixus 185 are the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the Ixus 185.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

Ixus 185

Built-in flash
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Canon Ixus 185 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and Ixus 185

DMC FZ1000 II und Ixus 185, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und Ixus 185, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und Ixus 185, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und Ixus 185, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Canon Ixus 185

40
4

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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