Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Sony Cyber-shot HX90 (V) Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot HX90 (V) - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Sony Cyber-shot HX90 (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 HX90 (V)

  • Introduced in April 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 12800 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")
  • 246g (7.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot HX90 (V)

DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot HX90 (V): The sensors

DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot HX90 (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 HX90 (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

DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot HX90 (V): Viewfinder

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

The Cyber-shot HX90 (V) 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 HX90 (V) (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot HX90 (V)

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Sony Cyber-shot HX90 (V) Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot HX90 (V)

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1210
Auto Focus points (4)491
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 better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the Cyber-shot HX90 (V): that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 33 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot HX90 (V)

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot HX90 (V)

Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 12800 ISO
Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
246g
(7.9 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
210cm³
(13 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX90 (V) are the larger sensitivity, the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.

Yields 10 points for the Cyber-shot HX90 (V).

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot HX90 (V)

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Sony Cyber-shot HX90 (V) Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and Cyber-shot HX90 (V)

DMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX90 (V), front viewDMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX90 (V), front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX90 (V), view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX90 (V), view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Sony Cyber-shot HX90 (V)

33
10

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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