Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) vs Panasonic DC TZ96 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Cyber-shot HX50 (V) vs DC TZ96 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) vs Panasonic DC TZ96 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)

DC TZ96

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112 x 68.8 x 41.6mm³ (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.6")
  • 328g (10.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC TZ96

Cyber-shot HX50 (V) vs DC TZ96: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

The Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) VS Panasonic DC TZ96 Other Specs Comparison

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

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

DC TZ96

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4020.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)105
Longer battery life (3, photos)400380
Weighs less (2)272g
(8.8 oz.)
328g
(10.6 oz.)
More portable (2)263cm³
(17 cu.in.)
321cm³
(20 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX50 (V) are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the DC TZ96: the lower weight than the DC TZ96, the more compact size and the built-in GPS.

The Cyber-shot HX50 (V) scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC TZ96

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

DC TZ96

Auto Focus points (4)149
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.04
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC TZ96 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.

Yields 16 points for the DC TZ96.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

DC TZ96

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) VS Panasonic DC TZ96 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot HX50 (V) and DC TZ96

Cyber-shot HX50 (V) und DC TZ96, front viewCyber-shot HX50 (V) und DC TZ96, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot HX50 (V) und DC TZ96, view from aboveCyber-shot HX50 (V) und DC TZ96, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

Panasonic DC TZ96

18
16

We advise to choose the newest model: Panasonic DC TZ96.

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