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Panasonic Lumix FZ72

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
0 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FZ72

Zoom
Great zoom
60x
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
20 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic FZ72

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 60x vs 50x
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More than 40% more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle 20 mm vs 24 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Battery life Longer battery life 400 shots vs 310 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight Slightly lighter 606 g vs 650 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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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 130x93x103 mm vs 130x97x118 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The DSC-HX300's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 4.1" vs 4.6"
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More than 10% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 10 fps vs 9 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 9.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $398.00 vs $421.39
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The best price we've seen is $23 cheaper (around 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Incredible zoom Help
              FZ72:60x
              DSC-HX300:50x
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              FZ72:1080p @ 30fps
              DSC-HX300:1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              FZ72:$421.39
              DSC-HX300:$398.00
              Weight Heavy Help
              FZ72:606 g
              DSC-HX300:650 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              FZ72:4.6"
              DSC-HX300:4.1"
              Size Large Help
              FZ72:130x97x118 mm
              DSC-HX300:130x93x103 mm
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $409 - $552

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Zoom Has way more less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $320 - $377

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $389 - $449

              Size Is much smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $249 - $352

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Panasonic Lumix FZ72 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Panasonic Lumix FZ72.

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $469

              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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