Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Sony Cyber-shot W830 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot W830 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Sony Cyber-shot W830 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 W830

  • Introduced in February 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 1 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 67.00mm (2.6") Monitor
  • Zoom 25-200mm (8x), f3.3-6.3
  • No WiFi
  • 93.1 x 52.5 x 22.5mm³ (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9")
  • 120g (3.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot W830

DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot W830: The sensors

The DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot W830 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 W830'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 W830 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot W830

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)121
Auto Focus points (4)491
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.240.23
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601280 x 720
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440210
WiFi (2)

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 that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, 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, that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 37 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot W830

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot W830

Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
120g
(3.9 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
110cm³
(7 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot W830 are the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the Cyber-shot W830.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot W830

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Sony Cyber-shot W830 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and Cyber-shot W830

DMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot W830, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot W830, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot W830, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot W830, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Sony Cyber-shot W830

37
4

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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