Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 vs Sony DSC-W800

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 25x bigger than the Sony DSC-W800 (5x). 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.

Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 higher than the Sony DSC-W800 (3,200).
94% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 28s longer than the Sony DSC-W800 (2s). Read more

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

10% larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony DSC-W800 (2.7"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 689,600 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-W800 (230,400 pixels).
HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has an HDMI port, but the Sony DSC-W800 does not have an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 300.00, but 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.

Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 91%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-W800 is 86% (based on 498 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 2MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 1.1MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (20MP).
90% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera. That's 36x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (40x). 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.

Moderately smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a minimum aperture of 3.2, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
Bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 29MB internal memory digital camera. That's 17MB bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (29MB).
105g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a weight of 109g, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 214g digital camera (105g 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.

Cheaper by £189
The Sony DSC-W800 is £189 cheaper than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60.
14 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.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-W800 ranks No. 90 by number of sales, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 ranks No. 4738.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is an 18.1MP digital camera. That's 2MP lower than the Sony DSC-W800 (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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is an 18.9MP digital camera. That's 1.1MP less than the Sony DSC-W800 (20MP).
36x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 36x smaller than the Sony DSC-W800 (40x). 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.

Marginally larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a minimum aperture of 3.3, however the Sony DSC-W800 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
17MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 12MB internal memory digital camera. That's 17MB smaller than the Sony DSC-W800 (29MB).
105g heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a weight of 214g, but the Sony DSC-W800 is a 109g digital camera (105g 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.

More expensive by £189
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is £189 more expensive than the Sony DSC-W800.
Less retailers
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is only stocked by 11 shops, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 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.
Less popular
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 4738 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-W800 ranks No. 90.
9 Reasons Against
Five times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 25x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (5x). 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.

3,200 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (3,200).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 2s. That's 28s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (2s). Read more

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

Smaller screen size Edit
Sony DSC-W800 is only 2.7" screen. That's 0.3" smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (2.7"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 689,600 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (230,400 pixels).
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 does not have an HDMI port, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Only 200.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 takes 200.00 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.

Older by eleven months
The Sony DSC-W800 is eleven months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-W800 is 86%, 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 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
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
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 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
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
Total Megapixel Count
18.9MP 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
30x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x 40x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.4 6.4
Minimum Aperture
3.3 3.2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
840mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 129 4.6 - 23
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
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
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
BEST
 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
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
2s
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 0.6 - 1.76
Flash Range
0.6 - 6.4 0.4 - 3.5

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 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-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
12MB 29MB
BEST

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels
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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Sepia
 Calm
 Sepia
 Calm
Self-Timer
2,10 12,60
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Movie
 Slide show
Scene Mode
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
214g 109g
BEST
Height
64.3mm 55.5mm
Depth
34.4mm 20.8mm
Width
110.6mm 96.8mm
Weight Including Battery
240g 125g
BEST

Battery

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 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
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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