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

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Great battery life
Battery life
470 shots
Light-weight
Weight
367 g
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

Items often bought with the DMC-FZ35 or DMC-FZ50

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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ35

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Screen size
Much larger screen
2.7" vs 2"
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Around 40% larger screen
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
27 mm vs 35 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Size
Much smaller
118×76×89 mm vs 141×86×142 mm
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2.2x smaller
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
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
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 2 f-stops 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
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" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$548.19 vs $587.09
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (around 10% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
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 Very long exposure times Help
60 seconds
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Thickness Quite thick Help
DMC-FZ353.5"
DMC-FZ505.6"
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
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
DMC-FZ352.3 fps
DMC-FZ502 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DMC-FZ35230k dots
DMC-FZ50207k dots
Screen size Very small screens Help
DMC-FZ352.7"
DMC-FZ502"
Size Large Help
DMC-FZ35118×76×89 mm
DMC-FZ50141×86×142 mm
Movie format Poor movies Help
DMC-FZ35720p @ 30fps
DMC-FZ50848 x 480 @ 10fps
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
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Zoom Poor zoom Help
DMC-FZ3518x
DMC-FZ5012x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$362 - $398

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$220 - $228

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$450

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$428

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$220

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$620 - $798

Movie format Records very high quality movies
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$350

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Weight Is slightly heavier

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$598 - $1,557

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Battery life Shorter battery life
Placeholder

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70)

Travel zoom

$484

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Narrower aperture
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310

Super zoom

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50.

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