Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 vs Sony Alpha A6000

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330
Sony Alpha A6000

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
50% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s longer than the Sony Alpha A6000 (30s). Read more

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

380.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a digital camera that takes 380.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Moderately better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is 88%, but the average rating of the Sony Alpha A6000 is 87% (based on 106 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Vastly higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a megapixel of 24.3MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (12.2MP 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.

One hundred and thirty more auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has 179.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 only has 49.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Hugely higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony Alpha A6000 is 51,200 maximum ISO speed, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 lower).
Two times lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 285g digital camera. That's 406g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (285g). 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.

Available from 5 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Twenty more awards
The Sony Alpha A6000 has 23 awards, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has 3 awards.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 12.2MP lower than the Sony Alpha A6000 (24.3MP). 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.

Only 49.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has 49.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Sony Alpha A6000 only has 179.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is only 6,400 maximum ISO speed. That's 44,800 lower than the Sony Alpha A6000 (51,200).
406g heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a weight of 691g, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 285g digital camera (406g 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.

Not as many stockists
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is only stocked by 9 retailers, however the Sony Alpha A6000 is stocked by 14 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Twenty less awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has only received 3 awards, however the Sony Alpha A6000 has received 23 awards.
3 Reasons Against
30s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 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.

Twenty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a digital camera that takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 only takes 380.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Marginally Lower expert review Score
The Sony Alpha A6000 has an average expert rating of 87%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has an average expert rating of 88% (based on 8 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
stuff.tv/my/: Gadget Award 2015
23 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
3dnews.ru: Editor's Choice
Camera Labs: Recommended
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Best in Test
Lydogbilde.no: Best in Test
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M3.idg.se: Recommended
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

36 months Ago 36 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
BEST
Megapixel
12.1MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 EXIF
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 EXIF
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.7MP
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
BEST

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
24x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
108mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
4.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 108 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 3.0
Auto Focus (AF) Points
49 179
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 80
 160
 200
 320
 800
 1600
 3200
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 80
 160
 200
 320
 800
 1600
 3200
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
9m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
BEST
Internal Memory
128MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.07x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Venus Engine BIONZ X
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
691g 285g
BEST
Height
91.5mm 66.9mm
Depth
117.1mm 45.1mm
Width
131.6mm 120mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 344g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
380 shots
BEST
360 shots

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
0.69kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB,HDMI,AV output,Remote input,External microphone input Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH)
91.5 x 117.1 x 131.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
4.5 - 108 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
4.5 - 108 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama
 Panorama
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
60 secs - 1/16000th Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Release Terminal
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Mode
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Out Port
 TV out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cable
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Apps
Panasonic Image App Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Continuous Shooting
6 fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Shooting
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
View On TV
 View on TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Magnifier
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Magnifier
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
Lens Cap Included
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Technology
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
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