Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Sony Cyber-shot WX500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot WX500 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Sony Cyber-shot WX500 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 WX500

  • Introduced in April 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.5-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 101.6 x 58.1 x 35.5mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
  • 209g (6.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot WX500

DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot WX500: The sensors

The DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot WX500 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 WX500'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 WX500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot WX500

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1210
Auto Focus points (4)491
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)440400

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, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the DMC FZ1000 II is made easy by the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 29 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot WX500

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot WX500

Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 12800 ISO
Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
209g
(6.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
210cm³
(13 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot WX500 are the larger sensitivity, the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 8 points for the Cyber-shot WX500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot WX500

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Sony Cyber-shot WX500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and Cyber-shot WX500

DMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot WX500, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot WX500, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot WX500, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot WX500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Sony Cyber-shot WX500

29
8

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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