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
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
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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
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 0 ms vs 550 ms
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Almost the same
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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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

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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
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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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

        $304 - $347

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $365 - $598

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $656 body only

        $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348 - $448

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Super zoom

        $260 - $305

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227 - $255

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Thickness Is thicker

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX70 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

        Compact

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

        Ultra compact

        $179

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Canon IXUS 500 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

        Ultra compact

        $229 - $622

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

        Panasonic Lumix TZ30

        Travel zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Super zoom

        $478

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        GPS Has a GPS
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $427 - $447

        Zoom More zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

        Super zoom

        $288 - $298

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Super zoom

        $349

        GPS Has a GPS
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Zoom Significantly less zoom
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Panasonic Lumix FZ72

        Panasonic Lumix FZ72

        Super zoom

        $421

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

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        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX70 Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
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