Panasonic Lumix FZ72 vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FZ72

Great zoom
Zoom
60x
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
20 mm
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
0 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix FZ72. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300.

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic FZ72

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
20 mm vs 24 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
60x vs 50x
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More than 40% more zoom
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
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
9.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$259.99 vs $312.84
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The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              FZ7260x
              DSC-HX30050x
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              FZ72606 g
              DSC-HX300650 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              FZ724.6"
              DSC-HX3004.1"
              Size Large Help
              FZ72130x97x118 mm
              DSC-HX300130x93x103 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              FZ729 fps
              DSC-HX30010 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $319 - $430

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $411 - $428

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $345 - $349

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $330 - $398

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Zoom Has significantly less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $265 - $268

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $200 - $327

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $499 - $500

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Panasonic Lumix FZ72 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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              Siva (1:36 AM, April 28, 2014)
              Good comparison. helps me a lot.