Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs DMC TZ81 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 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 TZ81

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 19 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112 x 64 x 38mm³ (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5")
  • 281g (9.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ81

DMC FZ1000 II vs DMC TZ81: The sensors

DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the DMC TZ81 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 TZ81'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 TZ81: Viewfinder

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

The DMC TZ81 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.16 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 TZ81 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ81

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DMC TZ81 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC TZ81

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.90
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1210
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.361.16
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.241.04
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440320

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 larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the DMC TZ81: that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 33 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC TZ81

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC TZ81

Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
281g
(9.1 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
272cm³
(17 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ81 are the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the DMC TZ81.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC TZ81

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Touch screen
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DMC TZ81 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and DMC TZ81

DMC FZ1000 II und DMC TZ81, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und DMC TZ81, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und DMC TZ81, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und DMC TZ81, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC TZ81

33
4

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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