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Panasonic FZ300 vs Sony HX95

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (called Panasonic FZ330 in some regions) and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX95 are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in July 2015 and August 2018. Both the FZ300 and the HX95 are fixed lens compact cameras that are equipped with a 1/2.3-inch sensor. The Panasonic has a resolution of 12 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 18 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Panasonic FZ300
versus
Sony HX95
Panasonic FZ300   Sony HX95
Fixed lens compact camera Fixed lens compact camera
25-600mm f/2.8 24-720mm f/3.5-6.4
12 MP – 1/2.3" sensor 18 MP – 1/2.3" sensor
4K/30p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-6,400 ISO 80-3,200 (80 - 6,400)
Electronic viewfinder (1440k dots) Electronic viewfinder (638k dots)
3.0" LCD – 1040k dots 3.0" LCD – 922k dots
Swivel touchscreen Tilting screen (no touchscreen)
12 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
380 shots per battery charge370 shots per battery charge
132 x 92 x 117 mm, 691 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm, 242 g
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Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX95? 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.

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Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Panasonic FZ300 and the Sony HX95 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Panasonic FZ300 vs Sony HX95
Compare FZ300 versus HX95 top
Comparison FZ300 or HX95 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony HX95 is considerably smaller (51 percent) than the Panasonic FZ300. Moreover, the HX95 is substantially lighter (65 percent) than the FZ300. It is worth mentioning in this context that the FZ300 is splash and dust resistant, while the HX95 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

Concerning battery life, the FZ300 gets 380 shots out of its Panasonic DMW-BLC12 battery, while the HX95 can take 370 images on a single charge of its Sony NP-BX1 power pack. The power pack in the HX95 can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
  empty Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price
Street
Price
1.
 
Panasonic FZ300 132 mm 92 mm 117 mm 691 g 380 Y Jul 2015 EUR 449 amazon.com
2.
 
Sony HX95 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 242 g 370 n Aug 2018 EUR 499ebay.com
3.
 
Canon G3 X 123 mm 77 mm 105 mm 733 g 300 Y Jun 2015 EUR 899ebay.com
4.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II 98 mm 58 mm 31 mm 206 g 235 n Jan 2017 EUR 499ebay.com
5.
 
Canon SX1 128 mm 88 mm 88 mm 615 g .. n Sep 2008 EUR 579ebay.com
6.
 
Canon SX60 128 mm 93 mm 114 mm 650 g 340 n Sep 2014 EUR 529ebay.com
7.
 
Fujifilm X30 119 mm 72 mm 60 mm 423 g 470 n Aug 2014 EUR 549ebay.com
8.
 
Kodak AZ901 139 mm 104 mm 119 mm 777 g 400 n Jan 2016 EUR 519 amazon.com
9.
 
Panasonic FZ100 124 mm 82 mm 92 mm 540 g 410 n Jul 2010 EUR 529ebay.com
10.
 
Panasonic FZ150 124 mm 82 mm 92 mm 528 g 410 n Aug 2011 EUR 529ebay.com
11.
 
Panasonic FZ200 125 mm 87 mm 110 mm 588 g 540 n Jul 2012 EUR 599ebay.com
12.
 
Panasonic LX5 110 mm 65 mm 43 mm 271 g 400 n Jul 2010 EUR 529ebay.com
13.
 
Sony HX90V 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 245 g 360 n Apr 2015 EUR 469ebay.com
14.
 
Sony HX99 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 242 g 370 n Aug 2018 EUR 519ebay.com
15.
 
Sony HX400V 130 mm 93 mm 103 mm 660 g 300 n Feb 2014 EUR 499ebay.com
16.
 
Sony WX800 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 233 g 370 n Oct 2018 EUR 399ebay.com
17.
 
Sony ZV-1F 106 mm 60 mm 46 mm 256 g 360 n Oct 2022 EUR 649 amazon.com
Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. 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 HX95 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 28 percent) than the FZ300, which puts it into a different market segment. 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. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature a 1/2.3-inch sensor and have a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 5.6. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the review cameras among the smaller-sensor digicams that favor affordability and compact design. Both cameras feature a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 4:3.

Panasonic FZ300 and Sony HX95 sensor measures

While the two cameras under review share the same sensor size, the HX95 offers a higher resolution of 18 megapixels, compared with 12 MP of the FZ300. This megapixels advantage translates into a 22 percent gain in linear resolution. On the other hand, these sensor specs imply that the HX95 has a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 1.25μm versus 1.53μm for the FZ300). However, it should be noted that the HX95 is much more recent (by 3 years and 1 month) than the FZ300, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that compensate for the smaller pixel size. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that neither of the two cameras has an anti-alias filter installed, so they are able to capture all the detail the sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Sony HX95 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the HX95 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 24.5 x 18.4 inches or 62.2 x 46.6 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 19.6 x 14.7 inches or 49.7 x 37.3 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 16.3 x 12.2 inches or 41.5 x 31.1 cm. The corresponding values for the Panasonic FZ300 are 20 x 15 inches or 50.8 x 38.1 cm for good quality, 16 x 12 inches or 40.6 x 30.5 cm for very good quality, and 13.3 x 10 inches or 33.9 x 25.4 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX95 are ISO 80 to ISO 3200, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 80-6400.

In terms of underlying technology, the FZ300 is build around a BSI-CMOS sensor, while the HX95 uses a CMOS imager. Both cameras use a Bayer filter for capturing RGB colors on a square grid of photosensors. This arrangement is found in most digital cameras.

FZ300 versus HX95 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 following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
  empty Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Panasonic FZ300 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30004K/30p19.311.09738
2.
 
Sony HX95 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p20.612.1105751
3.
 
Canon G3 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.412.352163
4.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.912.552265
5.
 
Canon SX1 1/2.3 10.0 3648 27361080/30p19.010.314435
6.
 
Canon SX60 1/2.3 14.2 4608 30721080/60p19.210.812739
7.
 
Fujifilm X30 2/3 12.0 4000 30001080/60p20.411.2-31249
8.
 
Kodak AZ901 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/30p20.311.780648
9.
 
Panasonic FZ100 1/2.3 14.0 4320 32401080/60i19.410.730639
10.
 
Panasonic FZ150 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30001080/60p19.410.913240
11.
 
Panasonic FZ200 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30001080/60p19.110.811437
12.
 
Panasonic LX5 1/1.7 10.0 3648 2736720/60p19.610.813241
13.
 
Sony HX90V 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36721080/60p20.211.673847
14.
 
Sony HX99 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p20.612.1105851
15.
 
Sony HX400V 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/60p20.111.462945
16.
 
Sony WX800 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p20.612.2107051
17.
 
Sony ZV-1F 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.312.890467
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.

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, and both provide the same movie specifications (4K/30p).

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The two cameras under consideration are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the FZ300 offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the HX95 (1440k vs 638k dots). The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Panasonic FZ300, the Sony HX95, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
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Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Max
Shutter
Speed *
Max
Shutter
Flaps *
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Panasonic FZ3001440 n3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 12.0/s Y Y
2.
 
Sony HX95638 n3.0 / 922 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0/s Y Y
3.
 
Canon G3 Xoptional n3.2 / 1620 tilting Y 1/2000s 5.9/s Y Y
4.
 
Canon G9 X Mark IInone n3.0 / 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 8.2/s Y Y
5.
 
Canon SX1202 n2.8 / 230 swivel n 1/3200s 4.0/s Y Y
6.
 
Canon SX60922 n3.0 / 922 swivel n 1/2000s 6.4/s Y Y
7.
 
Fujifilm X302360 n3.0 / 920 tilting n 1/4000s 12.0/s Y Y
8.
 
Kodak AZ901202 n3.0 / 920 swivel n 1/2000s 5.0/s Y Y
9.
 
Panasonic FZ100202 n3.0 / 460 swivel n 1/2000s 11.0/s Y Y
10.
 
Panasonic FZ150202 n3.0 / 460 swivel n 1/2000s 12.0/s Y Y
11.
 
Panasonic FZ2001312 n3.0 / 460 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0/s Y Y
12.
 
Panasonic LX5optional n3.0 / 460 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5/s Y Y
13.
 
Sony HX90V638 n3.0 / 921 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0/s Y Y
14.
 
Sony HX99638 n3.0 / 922 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0/s Y Y
15.
 
Sony HX400V210 n3.0 / 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0/s Y Y
16.
 
Sony WX800none n3.0 / 922 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0/s Y Y
17.
 
Sony ZV-1Fnone n3.0 / 922 swivel Y 1/2000s 16.0/s n n
Note: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The FZ300 has a touchscreen, while the HX95 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

Both cameras have an articulated rear screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This feature will be particularly appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies.

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, the FZ300 is one of those camera that have an additional 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 FZ300 has 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.

Both the FZ300 and the HX95 have zoom lenses built in. The FZ300 has a 25-600mm f/2.8-2.8 optic and the HX95 offers a 24-720mm f/3.5-6.4 (focal lengths in full frame equivalent terms). Hence, the Sony provides a wider angle of view at the short end, as well as more tele-photo reach at the long end than the Panasonic. The FZ300 offers the faster maximum aperture.

The FZ300 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the HX95 uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The FZ300 supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s), while the HX95 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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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-FZ300 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX95 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
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Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Mic / Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Panasonic FZ300Ystereo / monoY-mini2.0Y--
2.
 
Sony HX95-stereo / mono--micro2.0YYY
3.
 
Canon G3 XYstereo / monoYYmini2.0YY-
4.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II-stereo / mono--micro2.0YYY
5.
 
Canon SX1Ystereo / mono--YES2.0---
6.
 
Canon SX60Ystereo / monoY-mini2.0YY-
7.
 
Fujifilm X30Ystereo / mono--micro2.0Y--
8.
 
Kodak AZ901-stereo / mono--micro2.0Y--
9.
 
Panasonic FZ100Ystereo / mono--mini2.0---
10.
 
Panasonic FZ150Ystereo / ---mini2.0---
11.
 
Panasonic FZ200Ystereo / monoY-mini2.0---
12.
 
Panasonic LX5Ymono / mono--mini2.0---
13.
 
Sony HX90V-stereo / mono--micro2.0YY-
14.
 
Sony HX99-stereo / mono--micro2.0YYY
15.
 
Sony HX400VYstereo / mono--micro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony WX800-stereo / mono--micro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony ZV-1F-stereo / monoY--3.0Y-Y

It is notable that the FZ300 has a hotshoe, while the HX95 does not. This socket makes it possible to easily attach optional accessories, such as an external flash gun.

The FZ300 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. In contrast, the HX95 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on ebay). There has not been a direct replacement model for the HX95 from Sony. Further information on the features and operation of the FZ300 and HX95 can be found, respectively, in the Panasonic FZ300 Manual (free pdf) or the online Sony HX95 Manual.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Which of the two cameras – the Panasonic FZ300 or the Sony HX95 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Reasons to prefer the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300:

  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (1440k vs 638k dots).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1040k vs 922k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/4000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (12 vs 10 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Better light gathering: Has a lens with a wider maximum aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5).
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in July 2015).

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Arguments in favor of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX95:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (18 vs 12MP), which boosts linear resolution by 22%.
  • Wider view: Has a wider-angle lens that facilitates landscape or interior shots.
  • More tele-reach: Has a longer tele-lens for perspective compression and subject magnification.
  • More compact: Is smaller (102x58mm vs 132x92mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 449g or 65 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (28 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More modern: Reflects 3 years and 1 month of technical progress since the FZ300 launch.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the FZ300 is the clear winner of the match-up (14 : 10 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

FZ300 14:10 HX95

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Panasonic FZ300 and the Sony HX95 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Superzoom Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the FZ300 or the HX95. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], digitalcameraworld [DCW], 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
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 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DCW 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price
Street
Price
1.
 
Panasonic FZ300..+ +....4.5/54.5/5 Jul 2015 EUR 449 amazon.com
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Sony HX95............ Aug 2018 EUR 499ebay.com
3.
 
Canon G3 X3.5/5+....4.5/54/5 Jun 2015 EUR 899ebay.com
4.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II4/5..4/575/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 EUR 499ebay.com
5.
 
Canon SX1..+ +..+..3.5/5 Sep 2008 EUR 579ebay.com
6.
 
Canon SX603/5+ +..75/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2014 EUR 529ebay.com
7.
 
Fujifilm X304/5....76/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2014 EUR 549ebay.com
8.
 
Kodak AZ901........3.5/53/5 Jan 2016 EUR 519 amazon.com
9.
 
Panasonic FZ100..+....4.5/54.5/5 Jul 2010 EUR 529ebay.com
10.
 
Panasonic FZ1503/5+ +..76/1004/54.5/5 Aug 2011 EUR 529ebay.com
11.
 
Panasonic FZ2003/5+ +..80/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2012 EUR 599ebay.com
12.
 
Panasonic LX54/5+..73/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2010 EUR 529ebay.com
13.
 
Sony HX90V4/5+ +....4/54.5/5 Apr 2015 EUR 469ebay.com
14.
 
Sony HX99........4/54.5/5 Aug 2018 EUR 519ebay.com
15.
 
Sony HX400V4/5+ +....4/54/5 Feb 2014 EUR 499ebay.com
16.
 
Sony WX800............ Oct 2018 EUR 399ebay.com
17.
 
Sony ZV-1F....4/578/100..4/5 Oct 2022 EUR 649 amazon.com
Note: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. 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 FZ300 vs Sony HX95

    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 FZ300 Sony HX95
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 25-600mm f/2.8 24-720mm f/3.5-6.4
    Launch Date July 2015 August 2018
    Launch Price USD 599 USD 429
    Sensor Specs Panasonic FZ300 Sony HX95
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/2.3" Sensor 1/2.3" Sensor
    Sensor Size 6.17 x 4.55 mm 6.17 x 4.55 mm
    Sensor Area 28.0735 mm2 28.0735 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 7.7 mm 7.7 mm
    Crop Factor 5.6x 5.6x
    Sensor Resolution 12 Megapixels 18 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 pixels 4896 x 3672 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.53 μm 1.25 μm
    Pixel Density 42.74 MP/cm2 64.04 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6,400 ISO 80 - 3,200 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 80 - 6,400 ISO
    Image Processor Venus BIONZ X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 38 ..
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 19.3 ..
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11.0 ..
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 97 ..
    Screen Specs Panasonic FZ300 Sony HX95
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x
    Viewfinder Resolution 1440k dots 638k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 922k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Panasonic FZ300 Sony HX95
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 12 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I no
    Connectivity Specs Panasonic FZ300 Sony HX95
    External Flash Hotshoe no Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Panasonic FZ300 Sony HX95
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Sony NP-BX1
    Battery Life (CIPA)380 shots per charge370 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 132 x 92 x 117 mm
    (5.2 x 3.6 x 4.6 in)
    102 x 58 x 36 mm
    (4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4 in)
    Camera Weight 691 g (24.4 oz) 242 g (8.5 oz)
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