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Canon EOS 650D vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 650D. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100.

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Advantages of the Canon 650D

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 80% more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 650D's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
269 ms vs 300 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.7"
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Around 20% thinner
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 650D's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 5 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Size
Slightly smaller
124x81x95 mm vs 133x99x78 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$349.95 vs $659.87
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The best price we've seen is $310 cheaper (around 50% less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
539 g vs 575 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              650DPentamirror
              DMC-FZ100Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              650D3.1"
              DMC-FZ1003.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              650D575 g
              DMC-FZ100539 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Size Large Help
              650D133x99x78 mm
              DMC-FZ100124x81x95 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $589 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $420 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $726 body only

              $950 with 55-300mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $612 with 75-300mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $479 - $650 body only

              $799 - $899 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $330 - $598

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Significantly larger
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $200 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $700 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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