Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
21.1x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an optical zoom of 24x, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is only a 2.9x optical zoom digital camera (21.1x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 60s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

PictBridge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 supports PictBridge, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 does not support PictBridge.
One hundred more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 380.00, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 only takes 280.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User reviews are vastly better
Based on 16 reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an average user review score of 94%, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has an average rating of 40% (based on 1 review).
10 Reasons For
40% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 8MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (20.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is an 11x digital zoom digital camera. That's 7x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (11x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

1 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1 larger).
16% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 188,800 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (1,228,800 pixels).
369g lighter Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a weight of 271g, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 640g digital camera (369g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Shorter Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a height of 58.1mm. That's 33.4mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (58.1mm).
Hugely thinner Edit
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is 41mm deep. That's 76.1mm thinner than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (41mm).
30% narrower Edit
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is 101.6mm wide. That's 30mm narrower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (101.6mm).
Cheaper by £222
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is £222.01 cheaper than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300.
12 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
8MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 20.1MP digital camera (8MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is an 11x digital zoom digital camera (7x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1 larger than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 (1.8).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (188,800 pixels higher).
58% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 640g digital camera. That's 369g heavier than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 (271g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A lot taller Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 91.5mm tall, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 58.1mm tall digital camera (33.4mm shorter).
Significantly thicker Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 117.1mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 41mm deep digital camera (76.1mm thinner).
30mm wider Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 131.6mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 101.6mm wide digital camera (30mm narrower).
£222 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is more expensive than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 by £222.01.
Less retailers
Only 2 sellers sells the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300, whereas 14 shops sell the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
6 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 2.9x optical zoom digital camera. That's 21.1x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (2.9x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 does not support PictBridge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 supports PictBridge.
Only 280.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 takes 280.00 shots per battery charge, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 only takes 380.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Older by one month
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is one month older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300.
User review Rating is significantly Worse
The average user rating of the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is only 40%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 94% (based on 16 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 1920 x 1920
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 1920 x 1920
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
12.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Splash Proof
 Splash proof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
24x
BEST
2.9x
Digital Zoom
4x 11x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Minimum Aperture
2.8 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
720mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 108 24 - 70
Extra / Smart Zoom
48x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
14/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ / 2.0 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1 - 8.8 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Range
0.3 - 8.8 0.4 - 10.2

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
3.88x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Ecurity Algorithm
 WPA
 WPA2
 WPA
 WPA2

Camera

GPS
 GPS
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Food
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Sports
 Twilight
 Pet
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Food
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Sports
 Twilight
 Pet
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
640g 271g
BEST
Height
91.5mm 58.1mm
BEST
Depth
117.1mm 41mm
BEST
Width
131.6mm 101.6mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
691g 298g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity
1,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
380 shots
BEST
280 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7PE,SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.3SE,Adobe Reader,LoiLoScope (trial) Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
1,440,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
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