Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Weight
Light-weight
381 g
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

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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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
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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              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

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $385 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $470 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $587 with 14-45mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Smaller
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

              Entry-level DSLR

              $950 with 75-300mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $450 with 14-42mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $133 body only

              $280 with 14-42mm lens

              Size Significantly smaller
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $876

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

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398 - $499

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $368

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

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

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