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
Light-weight
Weight
367 g
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ35

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Screen size
Much larger screen
2.7" vs 2.0"
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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
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
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
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Battery life Great battery life Help
DMC-FZ35:470 shots
DMC-FZ50:360 shots
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Common Weaknesses
Thickness Quite thick Help
DMC-FZ35:3.5"
DMC-FZ50:5.6"
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
DMC-FZ35:6,400 ISO
DMC-FZ50:3,200 ISO
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
DMC-FZ35:335 ms
DMC-FZ50:440 ms
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
DMC-FZ35:2.3 fps
DMC-FZ50:2 fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DMC-FZ35:230k dots
DMC-FZ50:207k dots
Screen size Very small screens Help
DMC-FZ35:2.7"
DMC-FZ50:2.0"
Size Large Help
DMC-FZ35:118x76x89 mm
DMC-FZ50:141x86x142 mm
Movie format Poor movies Help
DMC-FZ35:720p @ 30fps
DMC-FZ50:848 x 480 @ 10fps
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
DMC-FZ35:27 mm
DMC-FZ50:35 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-FZ35:18x
DMC-FZ50:12x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$298

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$344 - $598

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$618

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$400

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom

$342

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$302 - $527 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

$470

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Competitors

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Disadvantages

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

Pro digicam

$1,113

Size Slightly smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
True resolution Lower true resolution

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