Product Comparison: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Panasonic
Model
DSC-RX10M3
Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Origin
China
Japan
About the Product
Now, nothing is beyond reach. Aim for more dramatic stills and movies from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto. The 24-600mm1 (25x) ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens offers a bright F2.4-4 max aperture that can take full advantage of the large 1” 20.1 MP image sensor. See subjects stand out beautifully in all kinds of scenes from wide-angle landscapes to ultra-telephoto sports action.
The Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 captures amazing imagery. Experience the world of 4K video capture. Enjoy true-to-life, ultra high-resolution images in smooth motion.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.1 MP
20.1 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
MOS
Optical Zoom
25 x
16 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Size & Weight
Height
3.75 in.
3.88 in.
Width
5.25 in.
5.39 in.
Depth
5.75 in.
5.15 in.
Weight
2 lbs.
1.83 lbs.

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (DSC-RX10M3) Camera
  • This obviously is not a pocket size travel camera. But if you've given up carrying a full size DSLR camera and lenses on travel, this camera is a happy compromise.
  • This is a great camera for nature photography, particularly if you are travelling or hiking where weight and size are important.
  • The only real negative is the size and weight, two factors that I knew about in advance of buying the camera. Still, you do need to be aware that this is a big, heavy camera.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • Size is nice, very chunky and feels good in the hand, but NOT pocketable.
  • This is not a pocket sized camera, but is also not big.
  • Since it's going traveling, that light weight could be a really good thing.
  • The camera this way the weight of the camera is't an issue,and if you wear glasses you will find yourself using this mode as default.
  • There is very little to fault here other than size, though that seems tiny to me as I own over a dozen professional cameras and this is the baby.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
8.8 mm.
9.1 mm.
Max. Focal Length
220 mm.
146 mm.
ISO Settings
100–12800, Multi-frame NR: ISO100–25600, Auto (ISO 100-128000)
125 - 12800, Extended: 80 - 25600
Aperture
F2.4 (W)–4.0 (T)
F2.8 (W) - 4.0 (T)
Digital Zoom
100 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW, XAVC S, AVCHD, MP4
JPEG, RAW, DPOF, AVCHD, MP4

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (DSC-RX10M3) Camera
  • I am very happy with this camera and I am glad to be able to take this one camera with me and get all the focal lengths I need without carrying the extra lens's and changing out lens's.
  • Both zoom and focus rings are now on the lens barrel, and can be customized in terms of placement.
  • A good amount of zoom (I like going to zoos, and I want the ability to zoom in on a tiger one moment and take a picture of some trees the next).
  • Eye AF function detects and focuses on a subject’s eye.
  • The focus and zoom ring control systems are both fly-by-wire systems, and lack any version of tactile feedback or immediacy.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • The camera itself is quite nice, with surprisingly decent image quality, dynamic range, and sharpness at all focal lengths.
  • The zoom on the shutter button is very fast.
  • That long zoom and super fast burst mode is perfect for shooting a lot of kids running around everywhere and, if you have kids, you know what I'm talking about.
  • Another menu-less feature I'm enjoying is the drive mode dial, to select between burst, timer, and bracketing.
  • The zoom on the camera lens is not as fast and the shutter button zoom lever is much better.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
2.95 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
1228800 dots
921000 dots
Viewfinder
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED)
0.39" OLED LVF (Live View Finder) (2359K dots)
Vari-angle Display
No
Yes

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

What customers say about "Display"
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (DSC-RX10M3) Camera
  • An additional benefit is the easily-accessible exposure compensation dial so that if I'm shooting on a rainy day I can brighten the image in the viewfinder in real time to the level I want before actually taking the shot.
  • Wonderful zoom. Clear and crisp viewfinder.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • And the images in daylight were great, with plenty of resolution and lack of noise to permit important crops when necessary.
  • 4K resolution is simply stunning outdoors and in bright interiors.
  • The images through the viewfinder are virtually never truly sharp, no matter how much I fiddle with the focusing ring on the side of the viewfinder.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
No
Shooting Modes
AUTO, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall), Movie Mode, HFR Mode, Scene Selection
Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C1 (Custom), C2 (Custom), Scene Guide, Creative Control
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, C.Temp., Filter, Custom
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set1, White Set2, White Set3, White Set4, Color Temperature
Shutter Speeds
30" – 1/2000
60" - 1/16000
What customers say about "Features"
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (DSC-RX10M3) Camera
  • Video IS has options for modes that offer very impressive stabilization, at least in 1080p (if not in 4k).
  • You can use this camera in point and shoot mode but presumably if you're looking at this camera you know about all the other DSLR-like functions it has, all of which work very well.
  • The Sony is much easier to use and the fully point and shoot options are very, very good.
  • Another nice feature that many but not all cameras have is that I can set a minimum shutter speed in Program Mode.
  • It does take great photos when the light is bright and shutters speeds are higher.
  • The panorama mode on this camera actually works, but takes some practice to get right.
  • My only complaint was AF speed and shutter response, it is painfully slow compared to my Micro four thirds system I was hoping to replace.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • The pictures it shoots are breathtakingly gorgeous, the camera is easy to use and I'm having great fun learning all of the advanced features.
  • I just shoot family stuff like sports, events, and outdoor scenery when we go hiking or something.
  • This camera is a bit of a power hog. If you want to shoot a lot of footage Take several spare batteries with you . I think it gets worse when image stabilization is switched on.
  • And the auto white balance is a little cool for my taste. And I don't think a rank amateur will be able to take advantage of all it's features, even though they will get great photos on the automatic settings and preset scene settings.
  • The automatic white balance tends toward warm and green, which is not always great for skin tones, and often makes landscapes look filmy once they're edited (even when shooting raws). The grain is pretty noticeable, I'd say. If that's the look you're going for, though, it's great.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
Yes
NFC Enabled
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPS
No
Yes
Output(s)
USB (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI, Microphone (3.5 mm stereo minijack), Multi Interface Shoe, Headphones
Micro HDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (DSC-RX10M3) Camera
  • It also came with a mini-USB cable for a charger plug.
  • NFC for sharing and remote camera control.
  • It is a great camera. Love the NFC.
  • Camera is pretty slow to download files to computer with supplied USB Cable.
  • A single slot does not allow indefinite recording by relaying between two cards.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • A particularly nice feature is using NFC to control the camera with my smartphone. All in all, a very nice package.
  • Geotagging is accomplished via the Panasonic app and the phone's location services; alas, there is no GPS built in to the camera.
  • When using the HDMI output, it won't record to the SD card. Serious flaw in design. Otherwise, great camera, many filters and settings.
  • I wouldn't recommend this for professionals. It's not possible to get real time video output over the HDMI.
  • The HDMI output is disabled while recording video.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
No
No
Battery Model
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7 Wh)
Number of Batteries
1
1
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
FCC, CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
1399.99 $
599.99 $

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