Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71
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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 number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is 8 maximum aperture, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (5.2 bigger).
30s longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has a slowest 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.

Nine hundred and seventy more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 takes 1250.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 only takes 280.00 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.

User reviews are significantly better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has an average user review score of 85% based on 4 reviews, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has an average rating of 40% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a megapixel 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 number Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a minimum aperture number of 1.8. That's 1.5 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 (1.8).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is 1,228,800 pixels display resolution, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is only a 1.04 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,228,798.96 pixels lower).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Hugely lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has a megapixel 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 number 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 (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has a display resolution (numeric) 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).
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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 number Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is an 8 maximum aperture digital camera (5.2 smaller).
Shorter slowest 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.

Nine hundred and seventy less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is 280.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 only takes 1250.00 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.

Vastly Lower user review Score
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100's average user rating is only 40%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71's is 85% (based on 4 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

25 months Ago 20 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
12.1MP 20.1MP
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
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixels
12.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
2.9x
Digital Zoom
2x 11x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
8
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture Number
3.3 1.8
BEST
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 24 - 70
Extra/Smart Zoom
58.6x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
60x Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Aspheric Elements
5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
2 - inf Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
0.5 - inf Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
 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

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 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
Flash Range (tele)
2 - 3.3 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Range (wide)
0.6 - 6.4 0.4 - 10.2

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
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
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
Magnification
2.59x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,5,10
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Scene Modes
 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
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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
217g
BEST
271g
Height
34.4mm 58.1mm
Depth
64.6mm 41mm
Width
110.7mm 101.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
243g
BEST
298g

Battery

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
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(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers
 Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data
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