Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DMC TZ56 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs DMC TZ56 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DMC TZ56 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

DMC TZ56

  • Introduced in January 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-480mm (20x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 106.8 x 62.2 x 32.4mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.3")
  • 224g (7.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ56

DMC FZ1000 II vs DMC TZ56: The sensors

The DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the DMC TZ56 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 DMC TZ56'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 Panasonic DMC TZ56 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC TZ56

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1210
Auto Focus points (4)4921
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.240.46
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440350

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 rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the DMC TZ56: that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 33 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC TZ56

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC TZ56

Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
224g
(7.2 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
215cm³
(14 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ56 are the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the DMC TZ56.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC TZ56

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DMC TZ56 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and DMC TZ56

DMC FZ1000 II und DMC TZ56, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und DMC TZ56, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und DMC TZ56, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und DMC TZ56, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC TZ56

33
4

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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