Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Winner
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

63

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX70

37

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX70

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX70

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.2
Size
Really small
Compact 103x55x23 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX70

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Size
Much smaller
103x55x23 mm vs 130x93x103 mm
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9.6x smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FX70's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Weight
Much lighter
165 g vs 650 g
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3.9x lighter
Thickness
Much thinner
0.9" vs 4.1"
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4.5x thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$323.71 vs $398.00
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The best price we've seen is $74 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300

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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
0 ms vs 550 ms
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Almost the same
Zoom
Much more zoom
50x vs 5x
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100x more zoom
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 1.8 fps
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More than 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-HX300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $239

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350 - $400

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $180

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S9600

              Fujifilm FinePix S9600

              Pro digicam

              $301

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $278 - $288

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Super zoom

              $356

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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