Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 vs Sony DSC-WX500

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71
Sony DSC-WX500

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
1.6 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is an 8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 1.6 smaller than the Sony DSC-WX500 (6.4).
0.2 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has a minimum aperture of 3.3, however the Sony DSC-WX500 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 larger).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is 60s maximum shutter speed. That's 30s longer than the Sony DSC-WX500 (30s). Read more

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

Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 118,400 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-WX500 (921,600 pixels).
Better expert reviews
Based on 4 reviews, the average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is 83%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-WX500 is 77% (based on 11 reviews).
Marginally better user reviews
Based on 4 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is 85%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-WX500 is 83% (based on 46 reviews).
6 Reasons For
6.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 has a megapixel count of 18.2MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (6.1MP 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 bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 has a digital zoom of 120x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (118x 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.

4% lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 is a 209g digital camera. That's 8g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 (209g). 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.

One hundred more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-WX500 is 400.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 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.

£82 cheaper
The Sony DSC-WX500 costs £81.96 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71.
Available from 17 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
51% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 6.1MP lower than the Sony DSC-WX500 (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.

Fifty-nine times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 118x smaller than the Sony DSC-WX500 (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.

Moderately heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has a weight of 217g, but the Sony DSC-WX500 is a 209g digital camera (8g 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.

Only 300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is 300.00, but the Sony DSC-WX500 only takes 400.00 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 £82
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is £81.96 more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX500.
Less retailers
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is only stocked by 1 seller, whereas the Sony DSC-WX500 is stocked by 18 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by three months
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is three months older than the Sony DSC-WX500.
6 Reasons Against
1.6 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 has a maximum aperture of 6.4, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is an 8 maximum aperture digital camera (1.6 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 (3.5).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-WX500 is only 30s maximum shutter speed, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 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.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (118,400 pixels higher).
Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-WX500's average expert rating is only 77%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71's is 83% (based on 4 reviews).
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-WX500's average user rating is 83%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71's is 85% (based on 4 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
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
 4896 x 3264
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Total Megapixel Count
12.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 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
2x 120x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
8
BEST
6.4
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
Extra / Smart Zoom
58.6x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
60x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
2 - inf Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - inf Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 80
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 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
 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

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
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-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
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
86MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
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" 0.2"
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
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Shutter priority
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Shutter 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
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Twilight
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Twilight
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
217g 209g
BEST
Height
34.4mm 58.1mm
Depth
64.6mm 35.5mm
Width
110.7mm 101.6mm
Weight Including Battery
243g 236g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.33h
Battery Capacity
1,250mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 400 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-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
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
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Speaker
 Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
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