Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 vs Sony DSC-HX90

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70
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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
0.2 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a minimum aperture of 3.3, however the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 larger).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 60s maximum shutter speed. That's 30s longer than the Sony DSC-HX90 (30s). Read more

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

Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 118,400 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-HX90 (921,600 pixels).
A bit lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a weight of 217g, but the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 218g digital camera (1g 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.

Thinner Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 34.4mm deep digital camera. That's 1mm thinner than the Sony DSC-HX90 (35.4mm).
Bigger battery capacity Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 1,250mAh battery. That's 10mAh bigger than the Sony DSC-HX90 (1,240mAh).
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Moderately better user reviews
Based on 168 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 91%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-HX90 is 89% (based on 143 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is an 18.2MP digital camera. That's 6.1MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (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-TZ70 (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.

Shorter Edit
Sony DSC-HX90 is 58.1mm tall. That's 6.5mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (58.1mm).
Narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a 102mm wide digital camera. That's 8.7mm narrower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (102mm).
390.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-HX90 is 390.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 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.

Cheaper by £1
The Sony DSC-HX90 costs £0.68 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-HX90 ranks No. 1923 by number of sales, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 ranks No. 5114.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-HX90 is 94% based on 5 reviews, however the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 80% (based on 34 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
51% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 6.1MP lower than the Sony DSC-HX90 (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.

29x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 116x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX90 (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.

Taller Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 64.6mm tall. That's 6.5mm taller than the Sony DSC-HX90 (58.1mm).
8% wider Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 110.7mm wide digital camera. That's 8.7mm wider than the Sony DSC-HX90 (102mm).
Only 300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 300.00, but 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.

More expensive by £1
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is £0.68 more expensive than the Sony DSC-HX90.
Older by two months
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is two months older than the Sony DSC-HX90.
Less popular
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 5114 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-HX90 ranks No. 1923.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70's average expert score is 80%, however the Sony DSC-HX90's is 94% (based on 5 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Slightly larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-HX90 is only 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (30s). Read more

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

Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 118,400 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (921,600 pixels).
1g heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a weight of 218g, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 217g digital camera (1g 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
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a 35.4mm deep digital camera. That's 1mm thicker than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (35.4mm).
1% smaller battery capacity Edit
Sony DSC-HX90 is only 1,240mAh battery. That's 10mAh smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (1,240mAh).
Less retailers
The Sony DSC-HX90 is only stocked by 23 sellers, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is stocked by 25 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Sony DSC-HX90's average user score is 89%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70's is 91% (based on 168 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 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
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
BEST
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
 4896 x 3264
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 EXIF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 EXIF
Total Megapixel Count
12.8MP 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
 Black
 Black

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
720mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 129 4.1 - 123
Lens Structure
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 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
80 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
60s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash 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
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
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

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
86MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
2.59x 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

Camera

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Sunny
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Push
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Sunny
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Push
Shooting Mode
 Aperture priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Skin tones
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Scene Mode
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Sunset
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Sunset

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
217g
BEST
218g
Height
64.6mm 58.1mm
BEST
Depth
34.4mm
BEST
35.4mm
Width
110.7mm 102mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
243g
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

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
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