Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DC TZ96 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs DC TZ96 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DC TZ96 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

DC TZ96

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112 x 68.8 x 41.6mm³ (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.6")
  • 328g (10.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC TZ96

DMC FZ1000 II vs DC TZ96: The sensors

DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the DC TZ96 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 DC TZ96'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 DC TZ96: Viewfinder

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

The DC TZ96 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.33 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.53x.

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)

DC TZ96 (0.53x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the DC TZ96

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DC TZ96 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

DC TZ96

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Higher speed (4, frames/second)125
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.362.33
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.241.04
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440380

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 II are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, that the display has a higher resolution 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 26 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC TZ96

DMC FZ1000 II

DC TZ96

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.30
Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
328g
(10.6 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
321cm³
(20 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC TZ96 are the higher resolution, the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 9 points for the DC TZ96.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

DC TZ96

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DC TZ96 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and DC TZ96

DMC FZ1000 II und DC TZ96, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und DC TZ96, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und DC TZ96, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und DC TZ96, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DC TZ96

26
9

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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