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

Zoom
Great zoom
50x
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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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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
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300

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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
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
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 0 ms vs 550 ms
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Almost the same
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly 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
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
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 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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        Compared to recent digicams

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $319 - $377

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix FZ72

        Panasonic Lumix FZ72

        Super zoom

        $421 - $437

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $409 - $552

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $390 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $449 - $520 body only

        $545 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX70 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Casio Exilim EX-Z70

        Casio Exilim EX-Z70

        Compact

        Weight Slightly lighter
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Ultra compact

        $110 - $170

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77

        Compact

        $230

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Super zoom

        $468

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        GPS Has a GPS
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $447

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Super zoom

        $469

        GPS Has a GPS
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Zoom Significantly less zoom
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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