Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Compare

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DMC FZ1000 II vs PowerShot SX420 IS - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Canon PowerShot SX420 IS 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

PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1008mm (42x), f3.5-6.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 104.4 x 69.1 x 85.1mm³ (4.1" x 2.7" x 3.4")
  • 442g (14.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX420 IS

DMC FZ1000 II vs PowerShot SX420 IS: The sensors

The DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the PowerShot SX420 IS 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 PowerShot SX420 IS'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 PowerShot SX420 IS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

PowerShot SX420 IS

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)122
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
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)440195

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 that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the DMC FZ1000 II is made easy by the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 35 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

DMC FZ1000 II

PowerShot SX420 IS

Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
442g
(14.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
614cm³
(39 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS are the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the PowerShot SX420 IS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

PowerShot SX420 IS

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and PowerShot SX420 IS

DMC FZ1000 II und PowerShot SX420 IS, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und PowerShot SX420 IS, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und PowerShot SX420 IS, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und PowerShot SX420 IS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

35
4

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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