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

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

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

  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Front Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Panasonic
Megapixels 18.2 12.1
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 4896 x 3672 (18.0 MP, 4:3) 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization No No
Native ISO Min 80 - Max 3200 Min 100 - Max 6400
Full ISO Settings Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400*, 12800*; * Achieved by using Multi-Frame NR Auto, iISO, 100 - 6400 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Startup Time 1.2 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Contrast Detection AF: Wide, Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexible Spot, Continuous AF (Advanced sports & Movie Only) Contrast Detect: Face/Eye Detection, Tracking, 49-area, 1-area, Pinpoint, Touch AF, Eye Sensor AF
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400*, 12800*; * Achieved by using Multi-Frame NR Auto, iISO, 100 - 6400 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Shutter Speed Range 1/2000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode No Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 10 Unlimited
AW Buffer Size 25
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen No Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No Yes
Selfie Screen Yes Yes
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking No Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type 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. 0.39-inch 1,440K-dot OLED, Field of View: approx. 100%, Mag: 0.7x (35mm-eq.), +/- 4 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking No Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 1920x1080 (60p/60i/30p/24p) 3840x2160 (30p/24p)
Video File Format XAVC S, AVCHD 2.0 or MP4; with stereo audio AVCHD or MP4 with stereo sound
Memory Card Type MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack No Yes
Headphone Jack No No
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/2000 1/4000
Internal connections Micro (Type-D) HDMI Micro HDMI (Type D) with Viera Link, 2.5mm Wired Remote Jack, 3.5mm Stereo Microphone Jack
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes No
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 Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v 1200mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 8.6 oz (245 g) includes batteries 25.5 oz (724 g) includes batteries
Size 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4 in. (102 x 58 x 36 mm) 5.2 x 3.6 x 4.6 in. (132 x 92 x 117 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $304.67 Buy from Amazon for $397.99
Release Date 2016-05-15 2015-10-15