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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)'s lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
20 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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More than 4x larger sensor
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)'s maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.27x vs 0.09x
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More than 10x larger viewfinder
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures

Advantages of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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Size
Much smaller
102×58×36 mm vs 138×102×135 mm
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8.9x smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
1.4" vs 5.3"
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3.7x thinner
Weight
Much lighter
242 g vs 915 g
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3.8x lighter
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 20x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
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