Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V vs Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

62

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS30

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix ZS30.
Explore our gallery of 22 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V.

competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$428

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$251

Aperture Wider aperture
Macro focus Better macro capability
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Travel zoom

$300

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom

Panasonic Lumix ZS30 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$251

Zoom More zoom
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$315 - $319

Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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Avatar for David Engensperger David Engensperger (9:22 PM, September 15, 2013)
I thoroughly enjoy my Lumix ZS-10 and recommend the HDR feature as well as the GPS and great zoom. Super travel companion. Also have an older TZ-5 which got me hooked on Panasonic and is still going strong after lots of use. Great image stabilization on both cameras.