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Panasonic FZ2000 vs Sony A1

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 (called Panasonic FZ2500 in some regions) and the Sony A1 are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in September 2016 and January 2021. The FZ2000 is a fixed lens compact, while the A1 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on an one-inch (FZ2000) and a full frame (A1) sensor. The Panasonic has a resolution of 20 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 49.8 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Panasonic FZ2000
versus
Sony A1
Panasonic FZ2000   Sony A1
Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
24-480mm f/2.8-4.5 Sony E mount lenses
20 MP, 1" Sensor 49.8 MP, Full Frame Sensor
4K/30p Video 8k/30p Video
ISO 125-12,800 (80 - 25,600) ISO 100-32,000 (500 - 102,400)
Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots) Electronic viewfinder (9437k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1040k dots 3.0 LCD, 1440k dots
Swivel touchscreen Tilting touchscreen
12 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
Lens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
350 shots per battery charge530 shots per battery charge
138 x 102 x 135 mm, 915 g 129 x 97 x 81 mm, 737 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 and the Sony A1? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Panasonic FZ2000 and the Sony A1 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Panasonic FZ2000 vs Sony A1
Compare FZ2000 versus A1 top
Comparison FZ2000 or A1 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A1 is notably smaller (11 percent) than the Panasonic FZ2000. It is noteworthy in this context that the A1 is splash and dust-proof, while the FZ2000 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the FZ2000 has a lens built in, whereas the A1 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the A1 and their specifications in the Sony FE Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the FZ2000 gets 350 shots out of its DMW-BLC12 battery, while the A1 can take 530 images on a single charge of its NP-FZ100 power pack. The power pack in the A1 can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Panasonic FZ2000 138 mm 102 mm 135 mm 915 g 350 n Sep 2016 1,199 i
2.
 
Sony A1 129 mm 97 mm 81 mm 737 g 530 Y Jan 2021 6,499 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X100F 127 mm 75 mm 52 mm 469 g 390 n Jan 2017 1,299 i
4.
 
Kodak AZ901 139 mm 104 mm 119 mm 777 g 400 n Jan 2016 499 i
5.
 
Leica V-LUX Typ 114 137 mm 99 mm 131 mm 830 g 360 n Sep 2014 1,349 i
6.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II 136 mm 97 mm 131 mm 810 g 350 n Feb 2019 899 i
7.
 
Panasonic LX100 II 115 mm 66 mm 65 mm 392 g 300 n Aug 2018 999 i
8.
 
Panasonic TZ90 112 mm 67 mm 41 mm 322 g 380 n Apr 2017 449 i
9.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 137 mm 99 mm 131 mm 831 g 360 n Jun 2014 899 i
10.
 
Sony A7S III 127 mm 97 mm 81 mm 699 g 600 Y Jul 2020 3,499 i
11.
 
Sony A7R IV 129 mm 96 mm 78 mm 665 g 670 Y Jul 2019 3,499 i
12.
 
Sony A7R III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 650 Y Oct 2017 3,199 i
13.
 
Sony A9 127 mm 96 mm 63 mm 673 g 650 Y Apr 2017 4,499 i
14.
 
Sony RX100 V 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 299 g 220 n Oct 2016 999 i
15.
 
Sony A7R II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 625 g 290 Y Jun 2015 3,199 i
16.
 
Sony RX10 II 129 mm 88 mm 102 mm 813 g 400 Y Jun 2015 1,299 i
17.
 
Sony RX100 IV 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 298 g 280 n Jun 2015 999 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The FZ2000 was launched at a lower price than the A1, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Panasonic FZ2000 features an one-inch sensor and the Sony A1 a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the A1 is 643 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.7 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Technology-wise, both cameras are equipped with BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensors.

Panasonic FZ2000 and Sony A1 sensor measures

With 49.8MP, the A1 offers a higher resolution than the FZ2000 (20MP), but the A1 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.16μm versus 2.41μm for the FZ2000) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the A1 is a much more recent model (by 4 years and 4 months) than the FZ2000, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the A1 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A1 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A1 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 43.2 x 28.8 inches or 109.7 x 73.2 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 34.6 x 23 inches or 87.8 x 58.5 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 28.8 x 19.2 inches or 73.2 x 48.8 cm. The corresponding values for the Panasonic FZ2000 are 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm for good quality, 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm for very good quality, and 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

The A1 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

Unlike the FZ2000, the A1 has the capacity to capture high quality composite images (YESMP) by combining multiple shots after shifting its sensor by miniscule distances. This multi-shot, pixel-shift mode is most suitable for photography of stationary objects (landscapes, studio scenes).

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 80-25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony A1 are ISO 100 to ISO 32000, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 500-102400.

FZ2000 versus A1 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Panasonic FZ2000 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..
2.
 
Sony A1 Full Frame 49.8 8640 57608k/30p...... ..
3.
 
Fujifilm X100F APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p...... ..
4.
 
Kodak AZ901 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/30p...... ..
5.
 
Leica V-LUX Typ 114 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..
6.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..
7.
 
Panasonic LX100 II Four Thirds 16.8 4736 35524K/30p...... ..
8.
 
Panasonic TZ90 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p19.110.6106 36
9.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.111.7517 64
10.
 
Sony A7S III Full Frame 12.0 4240 28324K/120p23.713.92520 86
11.
 
Sony A7R IV Full Frame 60.2 9504 63364K/30p26.014.83344 99
12.
 
Sony A7R III Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.014.73523 100
13.
 
Sony A9 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.913.33517 92
14.
 
Sony RX100 V 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.4586 70
15.
 
Sony A7R II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.013.93434 98
16.
 
Sony RX10 II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p23.012.6531 70
17.
 
Sony RX100 IV 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.6591 70

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the A1 provides a better video resolution than the FZ2000. It can shoot movie footage at 8k/30p, while the Panasonic is limited to 4K/30p.

Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The two cameras under review are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the A1 offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the FZ2000 (9437k vs 2360k dots). The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Panasonic FZ2000 and Sony A1 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Panasonic FZ20002360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
2.
 
Sony A19437 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
3.
 
Fujifilm X100F2360 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
4.
 
Kodak AZ901202 n 3.0 920 swivel n 1/2000s 5.0 Y Y
5.
 
Leica V-LUX Typ 1142359 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
6.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II2360 n 3.0 1240 swivel Y 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
7.
 
Panasonic LX100 II2764 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/4000s 11.0 n Y
8.
 
Panasonic TZ901166 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
9.
 
Panasonic FZ10002359 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
10.
 
Sony A7S III9440 n 3.0 1440 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
11.
 
Sony A7R IV5760 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
12.
 
Sony A7R III3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
13.
 
Sony A93686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
14.
 
Sony RX100 V2359 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 24.0 Y Y
15.
 
Sony A7R II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
16.
 
Sony RX10 II2359 Y 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/3200s 14.0 Y Y
17.
 
Sony RX100 IV2359 n 3.0 1228 tilting n 1/2000s 16.0 Y Y

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The FZ2000 has one, while the A1 does not. While the built-in flash of the FZ2000 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The FZ2000 has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the A1 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, both cameras under consideration feature an electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Panasonic FZ2000 and the Sony A1 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The FZ2000 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the A1 uses CFexpress or SDXC cards. The A1 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the FZ2000 only has one slot. The A1 supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the FZ2000 can use UHS-I cards (up to 104 MB/s).

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 and Sony A1 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Panasonic FZ2000YstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y--
2.
 
Sony A1YstereomonoYYfull3.2Y-Y
3.
 
Fujifilm X100FYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
4.
 
Kodak AZ901-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
5.
 
Leica V-LUX Typ 114YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
6.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 IIYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
7.
 
Panasonic LX100 IIYstereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
8.
 
Panasonic TZ90-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
9.
 
Panasonic FZ1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
10.
 
Sony A7S IIIYstereomonoYYfull3.2Y-Y
11.
 
Sony A7R IVYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
12.
 
Sony A7R IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
13.
 
Sony A9YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY
14.
 
Sony RX100 V-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony A7R IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony RX10 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony RX100 IV-stereomono--micro2.0YY-

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Sony A1 (unlike the FZ2000) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Both the FZ2000 and the A1 are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The FZ2000 replaced the earlier Panasonic FZ1000, while the A1 does not have a direct predecessor. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Panasonic and Sony websites.

Review summary

So how do things add up? Is there a clear favorite between the Panasonic FZ2000 and the Sony A1? Which camera is better? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Arguments in favor of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (12 vs 10 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Ready to shoot: Has a lens built-in, whereas the A1 requires a separate lens.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in September 2016).

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Advantages of the Sony A1:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (49.8 vs 20MP), which boosts linear resolution by 58%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • Better image quality: Is equipped with a larger and more technologically advanced sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (8k/30p vs 4K/30p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (9437k vs 2360k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.9x vs 0.74x).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1440k vs 1040k dots).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • More flexible: Takes interchangeable lenses and can thus be used with specialty optics.
  • More compact: Is smaller (129x97mm vs 138x102mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (530 versus 350) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 vs 2.0).
  • More solid recording: Has a full-sized HDMI port for a sturdy connection to an external recorder.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More modern: Reflects 4 years and 4 months of technical progress since the FZ2000 launch.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the A1 is the clear winner of the contest (25 : 8 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

FZ2000 08:25 A1

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Panasonic FZ2000 and the Sony A1 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Superzoom Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the FZ2000 or the A1 perform in practice. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Panasonic FZ2000..+82/1004.5/55/5 Sep 2016 1,199 i
2.
 
Sony A15/5o93/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2021 6,499 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X100F5/5+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 1,299 i
4.
 
Kodak AZ901......3.5/53/5 Jan 2016 499 i
5.
 
Leica V-LUX Typ 114........5/5 Sep 2014 1,349 i
6.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II....83/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 899 i
7.
 
Panasonic LX100 II4.5/5+82/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2018 999 i
8.
 
Panasonic TZ90..+ +..4/54/5 Apr 2017 449 i
9.
 
Panasonic FZ10004/5+ +82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2014 899 i
10.
 
Sony A7S III..+ +91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 3,499 i
11.
 
Sony A7R IV5/5+91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2019 3,499 i
12.
 
Sony A7R III..+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2017 3,199 i
13.
 
Sony A95/5+ +89/1005/55/5 Apr 2017 4,499 i
14.
 
Sony RX100 V4.5/5+ +83/1004/54.5/5 Oct 2016 999 i
15.
 
Sony A7R II5/5+ +90/1005/55/5 Jun 2015 3,199 i
16.
 
Sony RX10 II5/5+ +82/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2015 1,299 i
17.
 
Sony RX100 IV4.5/5+ +85/1004/54.5/5 Jun 2015 999 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Panasonic FZ2000 vs Sony A1

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Panasonic FZ2000 Sony A1
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens 24-480mm f/2.8-4.5 Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2016 January 2021
    Launch Price USD 1,199 USD 6,499
    Sensor Specs Panasonic FZ2000 Sony A1
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format 1" Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8 mm 35.9 x 24.0 mm
    Sensor Area 116.16 mm2 861.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 15.9 mm 43.2 mm
    Crop Factor 2.7x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 20 Megapixels 49.8 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5472 x 3648 pixels 8640 x 5760 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 2.41 μm 4.16 μm
    Pixel Density 17.18 MP/cm2 5.78 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 8k/30p Video
    ISO Setting 125 - 12,800 ISO 100 - 32,000 ISO
    ISO Boost 80 - 25,600 ISO 500 - 102,400 ISO
    Image Processor Venus Dual BIONZ XR
    Screen Specs Panasonic FZ2000 Sony A1
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.74x 0.9x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots 9437k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 1440k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Panasonic FZ2000 Sony A1
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 12 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sup to 1/32000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards CFexpress or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Panasonic FZ2000 Sony A1
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.2
    HDMI Port micro HDMI full HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Panasonic FZ2000 Sony A1
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type DMW-BLC12 NP-FZ100
    Battery Life (CIPA)350 shots per charge530 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 138 x 102 x 135 mm
    (5.4 x 4.0 x 5.3 in)
    129 x 97 x 81 mm
    (5.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 in)
    Camera Weight 915 g (32.3 oz) 737 g (26.0 oz)

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