Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 vs Sony DSC-HX90

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
7% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Sony DSC-HX90 (3.5).
GPS Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a GPS, however the Sony DSC-HX90 does not have a GPS. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 214g digital camera. That's 4g lighter than the Sony DSC-HX90 (218g). 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.

1mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a depth of 34.4mm, however the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 35.4mm deep digital camera (1mm thicker).
10mAh bigger battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 1,250mAh battery digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 is only a 1,240mAh battery digital camera (10mAh smaller).
£11 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 costs £238.99, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 is £249.99.
More popular
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2369 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Sony DSC-HX90 ranks No. 2559.
User reviews are a little better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has an average user review score of 91%, but the Sony DSC-HX90 has an average rating of 89% (based on 143 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is an 18.2MP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (18.2MP). 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.

97% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a 120x digital zoom digital camera. That's 116x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (120x). 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.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,600 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (921,600 pixels).
11% shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a height of 58.1mm. That's 6.2mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (58.1mm).
Narrower Edit
Sony DSC-HX90 is 102mm wide. That's 8.6mm narrower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (102mm).
390.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 takes 390.00 shots per battery charge, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 only takes 300.00 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.

8 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-HX90 is 94%, whereas the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 84% (based on 49 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Moderately lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a megapixel count of 18.1MP, however the Sony DSC-HX90 is an 18.2MP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP 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-TZ60 has a digital zoom of 4x, but the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 120x digital zoom digital camera (116x 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.

Slightly lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,600 pixels higher).
6.2mm taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 64.3mm tall digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 58.1mm tall digital camera (6.2mm shorter).
A bit wider Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a width of 110.6mm, however the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 102mm wide digital camera (8.6mm narrower).
Ninety less shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 only takes 390.00 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 16 shops sells the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60, however 24 retailers sell the Sony DSC-HX90. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Four months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is older than the Sony DSC-HX90 by four months.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has an average expert rating of 84%, but the Sony DSC-HX90 has an average expert rating of 94% (based on 5 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Moderately larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
Does not have a GPS Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 does not have a GPS, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a GPS. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

4g heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a weight of 218g, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 214g digital camera (4g 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.

3% thicker Edit
Sony DSC-HX90 is 35.4mm deep. That's 1mm thicker than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (35.4mm).
1% smaller battery capacity Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a battery capacity of 1,240mAh. That's 10mAh smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (1,240mAh).
More expensive by £11
The Sony DSC-HX90 is £11 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2559 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 ranks No. 2369.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-HX90 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 91% (based on 126 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
18.1MP 18.2MP
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
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
BEST
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3672
BEST
 4896 x 3672
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
Total Megapixel Count
18.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x 30x
Digital Zoom
4x 120x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.3
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
840mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 129 4.1 - 123
Extra / Smart Zoom
71.7x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
15 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 detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
2 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 12800
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 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)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
2 - 3.3 2.5 - 3
Flash Range
0.6 - 6.4 0.3 - 5.4

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
12MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
19.6x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

GPS
 GPS
BEST
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Push
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Push
Shooting Mode
 Aperture priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Scene Mode
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
214g
BEST
218g
Height
64.3mm 58.1mm
BEST
Depth
34.4mm
BEST
35.4mm
Width
110.6mm 102mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
240g
BEST
245g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
1,250mAh
BEST
1,240mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 390 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.6V 3.6V

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Other Features

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