Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 vs Sony Alpha A6000

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330
Sony Alpha A6000

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 24x optical zoom digital camera. That's 21x bigger than the Sony Alpha A6000 (3x). 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.

3mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a maximum focal length of 108mm, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 is only a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera (3mm shorter).
Significantly shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 4.5mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 19.5mm shorter than the Sony Alpha A6000 (24mm).
50% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s longer than the Sony Alpha A6000 (30s). Read more

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

380.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a digital camera that takes 380.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 only takes 360.00 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.

Moderately better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is 88%, but the average rating of the Sony Alpha A6000 is 87% (based on 106 reviews).
13 Reasons For
Vastly higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a megapixel count of 24.3MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (12.2MP lower). 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.

Vastly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a maximum aperture of 22, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (19.2 bigger).
7 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 7 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (4).
Smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 0.25m closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.05m smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (0.25m).
One hundred and thirty more auto focus points Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has 179.00 auto focus points, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 only has 49.00 auto focus points.
Hugely higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 lower).
Two times lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 285g digital camera. That's 406g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (285g). 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.

24.6mm shorter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 66.9mm tall digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 91.5mm tall digital camera (24.6mm taller).
72mm thinner Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a depth of 45.1mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 117.1mm deep digital camera (72mm thicker).
Slightly narrower Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a width of 120mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 131.6mm wide digital camera (11.6mm wider).
£6 cheaper
The Sony Alpha A6000 costs £419.00, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is £425.37.
Available from 9 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Twenty more awards
The Sony Alpha A6000 has 23 awards, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has 3 awards.

Reasons Against

14 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 12.2MP lower than the Sony Alpha A6000 (24.3MP). 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.

7x bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 19.2 bigger than the Sony Alpha A6000 (22).
Hugely larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a minimum aperture of 11, but the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 4 minimum aperture digital camera (7 smaller).
Larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a closest focusing distance of 0.3m, but the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 0.25m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.05m smaller).
Only 49.00 auto focus points Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has 49.00 auto focus points, however the Sony Alpha A6000 only has 179.00 auto focus points.
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 44,800 lower than the Sony Alpha A6000 (51,200).
406g heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a weight of 691g, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 285g digital camera (406g lighter). 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.

27% taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 91.5mm tall digital camera. That's 24.6mm taller than the Sony Alpha A6000 (66.9mm).
62% thicker Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a depth of 117.1mm. That's 72mm thicker than the Sony Alpha A6000 (45.1mm).
Wider Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a width of 131.6mm. That's 11.6mm wider than the Sony Alpha A6000 (120mm).
More expensive by £6
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is £6.37 more expensive than the Sony Alpha A6000.
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is only stocked by 16 shops, however the Sony Alpha A6000 is stocked by 25 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by eleven months
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is eleven months older than the Sony Alpha A6000.
Twenty less awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has only received 3 awards, however the Sony Alpha A6000 has received 23 awards.
6 Reasons Against
21x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has an optical zoom of 3x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 24x optical zoom digital camera (21x bigger). 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.

Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (105mm).
Hugely longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 4.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (19.5mm shorter).
30s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

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

Twenty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a digital camera that takes 360.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 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.

Marginally Lower expert review Score
The Sony Alpha A6000 has an average expert rating of 87%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has an average expert rating of 88% (based on 8 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
stuff.tv/my/: Gadget Award 2015
23 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
3dnews.ru: Editor's Choice
Camera Labs: Recommended
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

35 months Ago 23 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
BEST
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 EXIF
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 EXIF
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.7MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
BEST

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
24x
BEST
3x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
2.8 22
BEST
Minimum Aperture
11 4
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
108mm
BEST
105mm
Minimum Focal Length
4.5mm
BEST
24mm
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 108 16 - 70
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 30mm
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 16/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m 0.25m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 3.0
Auto Focus Point
49 179
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

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
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 80
 160
 200
 320
 800
 1600
 3200
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 80
 160
 200
 320
 800
 1600
 3200
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Guide
9m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
BEST
Internal Memory
128MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.07x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-B
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Venus Engine BIONZ X
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
691g 285g
BEST
Height
91.5mm 66.9mm
BEST
Depth
117.1mm 45.1mm
BEST
Width
131.6mm 120mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 308g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 66.6mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 344g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5h
Shot Per Battery Charge
380 shots
BEST
360 shots

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

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
 Built-in flash
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
0.69kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB,HDMI,AV output,Remote input,External microphone input Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
91.5 x 117.1 x 131.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
4.5 - 108 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
4.5 - 108 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama Mode
 Panorama mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
60 secs - 1/16000th Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Release Terminal
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Mode
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Out Port
 TV out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cable
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Apps
Panasonic Image App Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Continuous Shooting
6 fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Shooting
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
View On TV
 View on TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 pixels
Magnifier
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Magnifier
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
Lens Cap Included
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Technology
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
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