Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Comparison



Let’s compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80. Both cameras have 1/2.3 inch sensors but Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a 12.1 MP and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 has a 18.2 MP resolution.

  Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
  Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Front Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Panasonic Sony
Megapixels 12.1 18.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
SLR Type Point & Shoot Point & Shoot
Crop Factor n/a n/a
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3) 4896 x 3672 (18.0 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization No No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 6400 Min 80 - Max 3200
Full ISO Settings Auto, iISO, 100 - 6400 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400*, 12800*; * Achieved by using Multi-Frame NR
Startup Time 1.2 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Contrast Detect: Face/Eye Detection, Tracking, 49-area, 1-area, Pinpoint, Touch AF, Eye Sensor AF Contrast Detection AF: Wide, Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexible Spot, Continuous AF (Advanced sports & Movie Only)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, iISO, 100 - 6400 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400*, 12800*; * Achieved by using Multi-Frame NR
Shutter Speed Range 1/16000 - 60 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes No
JPEG Buffer Size Unlimited 10
AW Buffer Size 25
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen Yes No
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes No
Selfie Screen Yes Yes
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking Yes No
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type 0.39-inch 1,440K-dot OLED, Field of View: approx. 100%, Mag: 0.7x (35mm-eq.), +/- 4 diopter adjustment, eye sensor 0.2-inch 638K-dot OLED, 100% coverage, approx. 0.5x magnification with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1(diopter) (35mm equiv.), -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, eye detector.
Focus Peaking Yes No
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/24p) 1920x1080 (60p/60i/30p/24p)
Video File Format AVCHD or MP4 with stereo sound XAVC S, AVCHD 2.0 or MP4; with stereo audio
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack Yes No
Headphone Jack No No
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/4000 1/2000
Internal connections Micro HDMI (Type D) with Viera Link, 2.5mm Wired Remote Jack, 3.5mm Stereo Microphone Jack Micro (Type-D) HDMI
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No Yes
Bluetooth No No
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 360 shots 360 shots
Battery Types 7.2v 1200mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 25.5 oz (724 g) includes batteries 8.6 oz (245 g) includes batteries
Size 5.2 x 3.6 x 4.6 in. (132 x 92 x 117 mm) 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4 in. (102 x 58 x 36 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $397.99 Buy from Amazon for $304.67
Release Date 2015-10-15 2016-05-15