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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 
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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
Sensor size Larger sensor Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 8.5x larger sensor
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Size Smaller 124x90x74 mm vs 122x87x93 mm
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Around 20% smaller
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
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 1 f-stop better
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness Thinner 2.9" vs 3.7"
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More than 20% thinner
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 Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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 Cheaper $419.99 vs $765.99
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The best price we've seen is $346 cheaper (around 50% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-G10:2.9"
              DSC-HX100v:3.7"
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              DMC-G10:124x90x74 mm
              DSC-HX100v:122x87x93 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $298 body only

              $399 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $375 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $320 - $377

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $440 - $450 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-G2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $900 with 14-42mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $509 body only

              $450 - $622 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $309 body only

              $415 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $699 with 20mm lens

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $469

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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