Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Really small
Size
Prosumer size 118x76x89 mm
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Great battery life
Battery life
470 shots
Thin
Thickness
3.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ35

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
27 mm vs 35 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Screen size
Much larger screen
2.7" vs 2.0"
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Around 40% larger screen
Size
Much smaller
118x76x89 mm vs 141x86x142 mm
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2.2x smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 848 x 480 @ 10fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video at a higher frame rate
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
470 shots vs 360 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Significantly lighter
367 g vs 734 g
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2x lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.5" vs 5.6"
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Around 40% thinner
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
18x vs 12x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-FZ35's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ50

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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
Startup delay
Less startup delay
1400 ms vs 2000 ms
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30% less delay when turning on
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$548.19 vs $987.16
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The best price we've seen is $439 cheaper (more than 40% less)
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.8
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Battery life Great battery life Help
DMC-FZ35470 shots
DMC-FZ50360 shots
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
DMC-FZ35$987.16
DMC-FZ50$548.19
Thickness Quite thick Help
DMC-FZ353.5"
DMC-FZ505.6"
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
DMC-FZ35335 ms
DMC-FZ50440 ms
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
DMC-FZ356,400 ISO
DMC-FZ503,200 ISO
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
DMC-FZ352.3 fps
DMC-FZ502 fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DMC-FZ35230k dots
DMC-FZ50207k dots
Screen size Very small screens Help
DMC-FZ352.7"
DMC-FZ502.0"
Movie format Poor movies Help
DMC-FZ35720p @ 30fps
DMC-FZ50848 x 480 @ 10fps
Size Large Help
DMC-FZ35118x76x89 mm
DMC-FZ50141x86x142 mm
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
DMC-FZ3527 mm
DMC-FZ5035 mm

Compared to recent super zooms

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Zoom Poor zoom Help
DMC-FZ3518x
DMC-FZ5012x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$330 - $398

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$200 - $248

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$350

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

$309

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Weight Is slightly heavier
Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
Placeholder

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

Pro digicam

$1,170

Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$700 - $798

Movie format Records very high quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Super zoom

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Supports RAW No RAW support

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

$1,199

Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Lowest price Much more expensive

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