Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DMC TZ61 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs DMC TZ61 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DMC TZ61 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 TZ61

  • Introduced in February 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 110.6 x 64.3 x 34.4mm³ (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.4")
  • 240g (7.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ61

DMC FZ1000 II vs DMC TZ61: The sensors

DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the DMC TZ61 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 TZ61'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

DMC FZ1000 II vs DMC TZ61: Viewfinder

DMC FZ1000 II has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.74x.

The DMC TZ61 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.20 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.46x.

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 FZ1000 II (0.74x)

DMC TZ61 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ61

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DMC TZ61 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC TZ61

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1210
Auto Focus points (4)4923
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.360.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.240.92
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440300

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 better viewfinder. We also like 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.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 39 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC TZ61

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC TZ61

Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
240g
(7.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
245cm³
(15 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ61 are the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II, the more compact size and the built-in GPS.

Yields 6 points for the DMC TZ61.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC TZ61

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DMC TZ61 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and DMC TZ61

DMC FZ1000 II und DMC TZ61, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und DMC TZ61, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und DMC TZ61, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und DMC TZ61, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC TZ61

39
6

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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