Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 vs Sony DSC-W800

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50
Sony DSC-W800

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
Vastly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has a maximum aperture of 6.9, however the Sony DSC-W800 is only a unknown maximum aperture digital camera (6.9 bigger).
130mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is a 130mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 130mm longer than the Sony DSC-W800 (unknownmm).
Bigger extra / smart zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is an 8x extra / smart zoom digital camera. That's 8x bigger than the Sony DSC-W800 (unknownx).
Significantly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is an 8s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 2s maximum shutter speed digital camera (6s shorter). Read more

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

61MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has an internal memory of 90MB, however the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 29MB internal memory digital camera (61MB smaller).
100% wider field of view Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has a field of view of 100%, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is only a unknown% field of view digital camera (100% narrower).
29% lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is an 85g digital camera. That's 24g lighter than the Sony DSC-W800 (109g). 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 bit shorter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is a 54.6mm tall digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is a 55.5mm tall digital camera (0.9mm taller).
16% thinner Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has a depth of 18mm, however the Sony DSC-W800 is a 20.8mm deep digital camera (2.8mm thicker).
3.8mm narrower Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has a width of 93mm, however the Sony DSC-W800 is a 96.8mm wide digital camera (3.8mm wider).
690mAh bigger battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is a 690mAh battery digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is only a unknownmAh battery digital camera (690mAh smaller).
Sixty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is a digital camera that takes 260.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 only takes 200.00 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.

5 Reasons For
4MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is only a 16.1MP digital camera (4MP 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a total megapixel count of 20MP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is only a 16.6MP digital camera (3.4MP less).
36x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a digital zoom of 40x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (36x smaller). 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.

A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 lower).
Moderately higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a display resolution of 230,400 pixels, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (400 pixels lower).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
25% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has a megapixel count of 16.1MP, however the Sony DSC-W800 is a 20.1MP digital camera (4MP 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.

3.4MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has a total megapixel count of 16.6MP, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is a 20MP digital camera (3.4MP more).
9x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has a digital zoom of 4x, but the Sony DSC-W800 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera (36x 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.

Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has a maximum ISO speed of 1,600, but the Sony DSC-W800 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 higher).
400 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera (400 pixels higher).
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Eight months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is older than the Sony DSC-W800 by eight months.
7 Reasons Against
3x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-W800 is only 2s maximum shutter speed, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is an 8s maximum shutter speed digital camera (6s longer). Read more

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

Three times smaller internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has an internal memory of 29MB, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is a 90MB internal memory digital camera (61MB bigger).
Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 109g digital camera. That's 24g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 (109g). 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.

0.9mm taller Edit
Sony DSC-W800 is 55.5mm tall, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is a 54.6mm tall digital camera (0.9mm shorter).
2.8mm thicker Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 20.8mm deep digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is an 18mm deep digital camera (2.8mm thinner).
Slightly wider Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 96.8mm wide digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is a 93mm wide digital camera (3.8mm narrower).
Sixty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-W800 is 200.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 only takes 260.00 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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
BEST
 2/3"
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2560 x 1920
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2560 x 1920
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.6MP 20MP
BEST
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
5x 5x
Digital Zoom
4x 40x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
130mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 21.5 4.6 - 23
Extra / Smart Zoom
8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
6/5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 -∞/ 1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
1.00 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range
1.00 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 3,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
8s
BEST
2s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1 - 1.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.4 - 4.4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

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

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSDXC
BEST
Internal Memory
90MB
BEST
29MB
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Daylight
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Daylight
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
On Screen Display Language
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
85g
BEST
109g
Height
54.6mm
BEST
55.5mm
Depth
18mm
BEST
20.8mm
Width
93mm
BEST
96.8mm
Weight Including Battery
100g
BEST
125g

Battery

Power Source
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BN
Battery Capacity
690mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
260 shots
BEST
200 shots
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.0 LE, Adobe Reader Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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