Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Hugely bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has an optical zoom of 30x, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is only a 2.9x optical zoom digital camera (27.1x smaller). 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.

Hugely smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has a maximum aperture of 8, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (5.2 bigger).
30s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60s, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

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

PictBridge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 supports PictBridge, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 does not support PictBridge.
25% lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 217g digital camera. That's 54g lighter than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 (271g). 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.

23.7mm shorter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has a height of 34.4mm, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 58.1mm tall digital camera (23.7mm taller).
Twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 only takes 280.00 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 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (8MP 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.

9x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a digital zoom of 11x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (9x 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.

84% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.5 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 (1.8).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a display resolution of 1,228,800 pixels, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is only a 1.04 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,228,798.96 pixels lower).
23.6mm thinner Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 41mm deep digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 64.6mm deep digital camera (23.6mm thicker).
Slightly narrower Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 101.6mm wide digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 110.7mm wide digital camera (9.1mm wider).
£107 cheaper
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 costs £106.95 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71.
Available from 14 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Hugely lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 20.1MP digital camera (8MP 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-TZ71 has a digital zoom of 2x, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is an 11x digital zoom digital camera (9x 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.

46% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.5 larger than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 (1.8).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has a display resolution of 1.04 pixels, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,228,798.96 pixels higher).
23.6mm thicker Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is 64.6mm deep, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 41mm deep digital camera (23.6mm thinner).
A bit wider Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is 110.7mm wide, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 101.6mm wide digital camera (9.1mm narrower).
£107 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is more expensive than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 by £106.95.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 retailer sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71, but 15 stores sell the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Five months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is older than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 by five months.
7 Reasons Against
27.1x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has an optical zoom of 2.9x, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (27.1x bigger). 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.

Two times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a maximum aperture of 2.8, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is an 8 maximum aperture digital camera (5.2 smaller).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 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.

Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 does not support PictBridge, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 does.
Heavier Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 271g digital camera. That's 54g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 (271g). 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.

23.7mm taller Edit
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is 58.1mm tall, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 34.4mm tall digital camera (23.7mm shorter).
Twenty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is 280.00, 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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 20.1MP
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
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
 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
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
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
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
2.9x
Digital Zoom
2x 11x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
8
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture
3.3 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
720mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 129 24 - 70
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
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
2 - inf Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - inf Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 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
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
2 - 3.3 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Range
0.6 - 6.4 0.4 - 10.2

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1.04 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST
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
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS
 GPS
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
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
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Twilight
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Close-up (macro)
 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
BEST
271g
Height
34.4mm
BEST
58.1mm
Depth
64.6mm 41mm
BEST
Width
110.7mm 101.6mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
243g
BEST
298g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity
1,250mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots
BEST
280 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
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
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Other Features

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

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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