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Canon PowerShot SX610 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71

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Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 8.1MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 (12.1MP). 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.

50% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 (2x). 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.

50g lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a weight of 167g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 217g digital camera (50g 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.

Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is 90% based on 947 reviews, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is 85% (based on 4 reviews).
8 Reasons For
40% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 12x bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (30x). 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.

14% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has a maximum aperture number of 8. That's 1.1 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (8).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is 3.3 minimum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 3.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger).
A lot longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is only a 450mm maximum focal length digital camera (270mm shorter).
5% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is 24mm minimum focal length. That's 1mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (24mm).
118,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 118,000 pixels higher than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (1,040,000 pixels).
300.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS only takes 270.00 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.

Much better expert reviews
Based on 4 reviews, the average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is 83%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is 73% (based on 12 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is an 18x optical zoom digital camera. That's 12x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 (30x). 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.

16% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a maximum aperture number of 6.9. That's 1.1 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 (8).
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is 3.8 minimum aperture, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).
270mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 450mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera (270mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is 25mm minimum focal length. That's 1mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 (24mm).
118,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 922,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 118,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 (1,040,000 pixels).
Only 270.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a digital camera that takes 270.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 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.

Older by over one year
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is 14 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS only has an average expert score of 73%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has an average expert rating of 83% (based on 4 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
67% lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 8.1MP lower than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (12.1MP). 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (2x). 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.

50g heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has a weight of 217g, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 167g digital camera (50g 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 Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has an average user score of 85%, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has an average user rating of 90% (based on 947 reviews).

Awards

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
12.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1360
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 MPO
BEST
Total Megapixels
21.1MP
BEST
12.8MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
18x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.9 8
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.8 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
450mm 720mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 81 4.3 - 129
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 58.6x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
11/8 12/9
Combined Zoom
72x
BEST
60x
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 5

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞, 1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - inf
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.05 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
1 - ∞ 0.5 - inf
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
BEST
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 60s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Forced off
Flash Range (tele)
1 - 2 2 - 3.3
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 3.5 0.6 - 6.4
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1080 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1080 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 86MB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

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% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
922,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Shade
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
10,2 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Children
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Children
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Languages Support
 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
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
167g
BEST
217g
Height
61mm 34.4mm
Depth
26.7mm 64.6mm
Width
105.3mm 110.7mm
Weight (including Battery)
191g
BEST
243g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NB-6L/NB-6LH Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (max)
5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
270 shots 300 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.7V 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
CameraWindow DC,Map Utility,Image Transfer Utility Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
 Wrist strap included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Speakers
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