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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Weight
Light-weight
381 g
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 
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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
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 1 f-stop better
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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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 Slightly cheaper $627.16 vs $749.00
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The best price we've seen is $122 cheaper (around 20% 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"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Size Large Help
              DMC-G10:124x90x74 mm
              DSC-HX100v:122x87x93 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $285 body only

              $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $450 - $520 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-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $322 body only

              $450 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $550 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $537 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $324

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $650

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

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $510

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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