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

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

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

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

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

  • Introduced in July 2014
  • 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
  • 137 x 98.5 x 130.7mm³ (5.4" x 3.9" x 5.1")
  • 831g (26.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000

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

The Cyber-shot HX50 (V) features a Compact sized sensor, while the DMC FZ1000 uses a 1" sensor.

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the DMC FZ1000's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the Cyber-shot HX50 (V) employs at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Compact sized chips.

Better choice: Panasonic DMC FZ1000

Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) a better choice

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

DMC FZ1000

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4020.10
Longer battery life (3, photos)400360
Weighs less (2)272g
(8.8 oz.)
831g
(26.8 oz.)
More portable (2)263cm³
(17 cu.in.)
1764cm³
(111 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX50 (V) are the higher resolution, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000. Another advantage over the DMC FZ1000: the more compact size and the built-in GPS.

The Cyber-shot HX50 (V) scores 14 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ1000

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

DMC FZ1000

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1012
Auto Focus points (4)149
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10804096 x 2160
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 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, the articulated display and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the DMC FZ1000 is made easy by the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 23 points for the DMC FZ1000.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

DMC FZ1000

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
WiFi
Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Dimensions

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

Panasonic DMC FZ1000

14
23

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 as better choice.

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