Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) Compare

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DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot HX50 (V) - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) 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

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

  • Introduced in April 2013
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.5-6.3
  • WiFi built-in
  • 108.1 x 64 x 38mm³ (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.5")
  • 272g (8.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot HX50 (V): The sensors

The DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot HX50 (V) 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 Cyber-shot HX50 (V)'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 Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1210
Auto Focus points (4)491
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
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)440400

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 II are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the articulated display. A recommendation of the DMC FZ1000 II is made easy by the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the Cyber-shot HX50 (V): that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 30 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.40
Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
272g
(8.8 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
263cm³
(17 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX50 (V) are the higher resolution, the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.

Yields 11 points for the Cyber-shot HX50 (V).

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

DMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX50 (V), front viewDMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX50 (V), front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX50 (V), view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX50 (V), view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

30
11

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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