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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 vs Sony DSC-HX90

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 vs Sony DSC-HX90

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70
Sony DSC-HX90

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
0.2 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a minimum aperture number of 3.3, however the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 larger).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 1,040,000 pixels display resolution. That's 118,400 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-HX90 (921,600 pixels).
A bit lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a weight of 217g, but the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 218g digital camera (1g 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.

Moderately better user reviews
Based on 167 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 91%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-HX90 is 88% (based on 148 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is an 18.2MP digital camera. That's 6.1MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (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.

97% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a 120x digital zoom digital camera. That's 116x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (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.

390.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony DSC-HX90 is 390.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Cheaper by £45
The Sony DSC-HX90 costs £45 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.
12 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-HX90 is 94% based on 5 reviews, however the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 80% (based on 35 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
51% lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 6.1MP lower than the Sony DSC-HX90 (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.

29x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 116x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX90 (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.

Only 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 300.00, but the Sony DSC-HX90 only takes 390.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 £45
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is £45 more expensive than the Sony DSC-HX90.
Less retailers
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only stocked by 2 stores, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 is stocked by 14 retailers. 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-TZ70 is three months older than the Sony DSC-HX90.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70's average expert score is 80%, however the Sony DSC-HX90's is 94% (based on 5 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Slightly larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a minimum aperture number of 3.5, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-HX90 is only 921,600 pixels display resolution. That's 118,400 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (921,600 pixels).
1g heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a weight of 218g, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 217g digital camera (1g 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.

User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Sony DSC-HX90's average user score is 88%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70's is 91% (based on 167 reviews).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
12.1MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 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
BEST
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 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
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
 4896 x 3264
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 EXIF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 EXIF
Total Megapixels
12.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 30x
Digital Zoom
4x 120x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.3
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
720mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 129 4.1 - 123
Extra/Smart Zoom
58.6x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
15 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.03 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
2m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
2 - 3.3 2.5 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
0.6 - 6.4 0.3 - 5.4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At 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
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
86MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" Unknown - Click to provide data
Magnification
2.59x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Push
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Push
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Auto
 Scene
Photo Effects
 Skin tones
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,5,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Scene Modes
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
217g
BEST
218g
Height
64.6mm 58.1mm
Depth
34.4mm 35.4mm
Width
110.7mm 102mm
Weight (including Battery)
243g
BEST
245g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
1,250mAh
BEST
1,240mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 390 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.6V 3.6V

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6PE, LoiLoScope, Adobe Reader Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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