Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

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Panasonic Lumix FZ72

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Panasonic Lumix FZ72

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
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
 

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic FZ72

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Zoom
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
Help
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$343.97 vs $398.00
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The best price we've seen is $54 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              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
              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
              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

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              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

              $349 - $500

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              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

              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

              $320 - $397

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              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

              $350 - $598

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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $278 - $288

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              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

              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

              $168 - $184

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom

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