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

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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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
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"
 
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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 Slightly cheaper $323.71 vs $348.00
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The best price we've seen is $24 cheaper (around 10% 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 Common Weaknesses

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

              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $398 - $433

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $429

              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

              $339 - $397

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $248 - $303

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $343 - $600

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $167 - $227

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $230

              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

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $400

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX40

              Compact

              $427

              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              HP Photosmart M525

              HP Photosmart M525

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix FX80

              Panasonic Lumix FX80

              Compact

              $146

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $148

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Super zoom

              $392

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

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 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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