Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot HX80 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Sony Cyber-shot HX80 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 HX80

  • Introduced in March 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.5-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 102 x 58.1 x 35.5mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
  • 245g (7.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot HX80

DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot HX80: The sensors

DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot HX80 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 HX80'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 Cyber-shot HX80: Viewfinder

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

The Cyber-shot HX80 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.40 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.50x.

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)

Cyber-shot HX80 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot HX80

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot HX80

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1210
Auto Focus points (4)491
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.360.40
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.240.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440390

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 rather comfortable touch screen 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 37 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot HX80

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot HX80

Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
245g
(7.9 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
210cm³
(13 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX80 are the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the Cyber-shot HX80.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot HX80

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and Cyber-shot HX80

DMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX80, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX80, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX80, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX80, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Sony Cyber-shot HX80

37
4

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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