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Panasonic Lumix TZ40

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Panasonic Lumix TZ40

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TZ40

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic TZ40

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the TZ40's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The TZ40's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Size Slightly smaller 105x59x28 mm vs 108x64x38 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight Lighter 198 g vs 272 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.5"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $239.60 vs $348.00
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The best price we've seen is $108 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX50V

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Zoom More zoom 30x vs 20x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life 400 shots vs 300 shots
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More than 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
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              TZ40:920k dots
              DSC-HX50V:921k dots
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TZ40:f/3.3
              DSC-HX50V:f/3.5

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $490 - $515

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $350

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Travel zoom

              $439

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $288

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

              Panasonic Lumix TZ30

              Travel zoom

              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V.

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