Both camera comes at same price tag, but as you can see in the table below the FZ1000 features advance core specification compared to RX100 M3, take a look for the details below
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Specification Comparison Table.
|Panasonic FZ1000||Sony RX100 III|
Optical Zoom: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 has 13.1x more optical Zoom than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III.
Aperture Range: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III comes with better aperture range compared to Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000. Bright lenses help you to capture more light, sensor captures less noise during low-light condition, create more DOF, better colour and contrast reproduction.
Macro: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 features better macro capture range of 3cm and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III is limited to 5cm; hence Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 will capture bigger life size macro subjects compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III.
HYBRID O.I.S. The Panasonic FZ1000 and Sony RX100 M3 both features advance 5-Axis Image Stabilization system that works very effectively to reduce camera shake. Image stabilization system compensates for camera shakes across five different axes-horizontal, vertical, axis of rotation, vertical rotation, and horizontal rotation-to benefit handheld recording. But the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III has conventional sensor shift based / optical based image stabilization system.
AF System: The Panasonic FZ1000 features improved AF system, thanks to the DFD technology; the system allows you to acquire AF in just 0.09 sec.
More AF Points: The Panasonic FZ1000 loaded with 49 point AF system; on the other hand the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III is limited to 25 AF points only. With more AF point you get more area under AF points under screen, more AF points helps your camera to quickly acquire AF on your subject.
Better low light performance – The Panasonic FZ1000 have more ISO range compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III, The Standard ISO range of Panasonic FZ1000 is 125-12800, the expandable ISO range is 80-25600, on the other hand Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III standard ISO range is 125-12800 and expandable ISO range is 80-12800.
Better Shutter Range: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 features better shutter range compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III.
Top Continuous shooting speed: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 has fast shooting speed (12 fps vs. 10 fps) compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III.
Panasonic Video Mode: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 features 4K video recording @ 30 fps and Full HD recording @60 fps frame rate.
Supported formats AVCHD format, as well as full HD, HD, and SD formats in the MP4 format. Full HD can be recorded in MP4 and AVCHD format.
Sony RX100 III Video Mode: Sony RX100 III features full HD video recording @ 60 and 24 fps frame rate.
Supported formats AVCHD Ver. 2.0 codec is used for highly detailed image quality that translates well to editing and sharing on HDTVs, additionally, an external microphone can be used in conjunction with the multi interface shoe.
Display: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 features bigger and high resolution display compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III.
Or Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 features 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Swivel (921,000 pixels) on the other hand Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III have 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,228,800 pixels), so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000.
Battery Life (CIPA): Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 battery rating is 360 shots and other hand Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III battery rating is 320 shots. According to CIPA.
Dimensions: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III is smaller than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III.
Weight: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III light-weight than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III.
High ISO Test Between Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III