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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ35

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
470 shots vs 350 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
118×76×89 mm vs 130×95×122 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ35's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Thickness
Thinner
3.5" vs 4.8"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
367 g vs 590 g
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Around 40% lighter
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-H300

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
35x vs 18x
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Around 4x more zoom
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$139.98 vs $750.00
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The best price we've seen is $610 cheaper (5.4x less)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-H300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DMC-FZ35470 shots
              DSC-H300350 shots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              DMC-FZ351/2000s
              DSC-H3001/1500s
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-FZ352.3 fps
              DSC-H3000.8 fps
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-FZ353.5"
              DSC-H3004.8"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              DMC-FZ35230k dots
              DSC-H300460k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-FZ351,600 ISO
              DSC-H3003,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              DMC-FZ351/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
              DSC-H3001/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              DMC-FZ359.8 MP
              DSC-H3009.7 MP

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              DMC-FZ35367 g
              DSC-H300590 g
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-FZ3518x
              DSC-H30035x
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              DMC-FZ3527 mm
              DSC-H30025 mm

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              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
              Lumix DMC-FZ35
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