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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 118x76x89 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Weight
Light-weight
367 g
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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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
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
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Battery life Longer battery life 470 shots vs 360 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Weight Much lighter 367 g vs 734 g
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2x lighter
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 335 ms vs 440 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $489.77 vs $528.29
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
Lowest price Very expensive Help
DMC-FZ35:$489.77
DMC-FZ50:$528.29
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
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
DMC-FZ35:2.3 fps
DMC-FZ50:2 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
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
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
DMC-FZ35:27 mm
DMC-FZ50:35 mm

Compared to recent super zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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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-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$365 - $598

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-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$315

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$600

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$379

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
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 Slightly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom

$704

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $656 body only

$399 - $477 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-FZ35 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$370 - $400 body only

$485 - $590 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Larger

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Super zoom

$273 - $421

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Supports RAW No RAW support

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