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Panasonic FZ1000 vs. Sony RX10

Now the battle begins, we currently have only two 1 inch sensor in the world 1. Panasonic FZ1000 and 2. Sony RX10, the FZ1000 is a recently announced camera and RX10 is only few months old…. but if we look at the specification the FZ1000 look bit better than RX10…

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 1

Major Difference

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Specification Comparison Table.

Panasonic FZ1000 vs. Sony RX10

Panasonic FZ1000 Sony RX10
$897.99 $1,298.00

Optical Zoom: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 has 7.7x more optical Zoom than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10.

Aperture Range: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Comes with fixed F2.8 aperture zoom lens, the Panasonic FZ1000 has variable aperture but also offers more zoom lens, so at the its your choice that your prefer a small but fixed aperture zoom lens  or variable aperture lens…..Bright lenses help you to capture more light, sensor captures less noise during low-light condition, create more DOF, better colour and contrast reproduction.

Image Stabilization:

  • HYBRID O.I.S. The Panasonic FZ1000 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-RX10 has conventional sensor shift based / optical based image stabilization system.
  • Optical IS in RX10 – The Sony RX10 features traditional optical image stabilization.

AF System: The Panasonic FZ1000 features improved contrast based system with DFD technology; the system allows you to acquire AF in just 0.09 sec. + More AF Points in Panasonic FZ1000 features 49 point AF system; on the other hand the S Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 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-RX10, 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-RX10 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-RX10.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 has fast shooting speed (12 fps vs. 10 fps) compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10.

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 RX10 Video Mode: Sony RX10 features full HD video recording @ 60 and 24 fps frame rate.

Supported formats – RX10 also supports  AVCHD Ver. 2.0 and web ready MP4 format.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 2

Display: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 features 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Swivel (921,000 pixels) on the other hand Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 have 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,229,000 pixels).

Battery Life (CIPA): Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 battery rating is 420 shots and other hand Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 battery rating is 360 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is smaller than Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000.

Weight: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 light-weight than Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000.

High ISO Test Between Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 5Image Analysis: at ISO 6400 we may see a bit color disorientation in Panasonic FZ1000 but details are also present and on the different side we have RX10 with bit strong noise filters (details are smashed, see the image border), at ISO 12800 both images are un-usable.

 Verdict: With bit sacrifice in image quality we get more optical zoom, 4K video recording, 5 axis image stabilization, advance AF system, more ISO and shutter range,
 + the price factor you save $400 when you buy Panasonic Fz1000, we highly recommend you to buy Panasonic FZ1000.

2 comments to Panasonic FZ1000 vs. Sony RX10

  • Dirk

    Dear Abhisek,
    Please correct this misleading mistake: You compared minimal wide angle Focus distance(3 cm Panasonic) with minimal Focus distance at 200 mm FFeqivalent of the Sony (30 cm). The RX-10 has also a minimal Focus distance of 3 cm in wide angle.
    Best regards
    Dirk

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