Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Weight
Light-weight
381 g
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v.

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-G10

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Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Size
Smaller
124×90×74 mm vs 122×87×93 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight
Lighter
381 g vs 577 g
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More than 30% lighter
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3.7"
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More than 20% thinner
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-G10's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX100v

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 2.6 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$502.86 vs $675.00
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The best price we've seen is $172 cheaper (around 30% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-G102.9"
              DSC-HX100v3.7"
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              DMC-G10124×90×74 mm
              DSC-HX100v122×87×93 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung GX-10

              Samsung GX-10

              Entry-level DSLR

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $330 body only

              $689 with 14-45mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Smaller
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $160 body only

              $280 with 14-42mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly smaller
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $433 body only

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $916 with 14-42mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $395 - $498

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $630

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $425

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $845 body only

              $725 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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