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Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Sony RX10 II

Portability
55
Imaging
54
Features
82
Overall
65
Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II front
Portability
58
Imaging
52
Features
77
Overall
62

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Sony RX10 II Key Specs

Panasonic FZ1000 II
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Boost to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 25-400mm (F2.8-4.0) lens
  • 808g - 136 x 97 x 132mm
  • Announced February 2019
  • Succeeded the Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX10 II
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-200mm (F2.8) lens
  • 813g - 129 x 88 x 102mm
  • Launched June 2015
  • Previous Model is Sony RX10
  • New Model is Sony RX10 III
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Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Sony RX10 II Overview

Here, we are looking at the Panasonic FZ1000 II versus Sony RX10 II, both Large Sensor Superzoom cameras by companies Panasonic and Sony. The resolution of the FZ1000 II (20MP) and the RX10 II (20MP) is very comparable and both cameras boast the identical sensor dimensions (1").

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The FZ1000 II was brought out 3 years after the RX10 II which is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go right into a in-depth comparison, here is a short summation of how the FZ1000 II scores vs the RX10 II in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ1000 II over the Sony RX10 II

 FZ1000 II RX10 II 
LaunchedFebruary 2019June 2015Newer by 45 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Display resolution1240k1229kCrisper display (+11k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony RX10 II over the Panasonic FZ1000 II

 RX10 II FZ1000 II 

Common features in the Panasonic FZ1000 II and Sony RX10 II

 FZ1000 II RX10 II 
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Display size3"3"Same display sizing

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Sony RX10 II Physical Comparison

If you're going to travel with your camera often, you're going to have to think about its weight and size. The Panasonic FZ1000 II has got exterior dimensions of 136mm x 97mm x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2") along with a weight of 808 grams (1.78 lbs) and the Sony RX10 II has specifications of 129mm x 88mm x 102mm (5.1" x 3.5" x 4.0") along with a weight of 813 grams (1.79 lbs).

Analyze the Panasonic FZ1000 II versus Sony RX10 II in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you choose during that time. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the FZ1000 II versus the RX10 II.

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Sony RX10 II size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the FZ1000 II and RX10 II is 55 and 58 respectively.

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Sony RX10 II top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Sony RX10 II Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its hard to see the contrast in sensor dimensions purely by seeing a spec sheet. The pic underneath should give you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the FZ1000 II and RX10 II.

Clearly, each of the cameras come with the identical sensor size and the same exact resolution so you can expect comparable quality of images however you will want to take the launch date of the cameras into account. The fresher FZ1000 II is going to have an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Sony RX10 II sensor size comparison

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Sony RX10 II Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Sony RX10 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FZ1000 II Portrait photography advice
Sony RX10 II Portrait photography advice
72
you can focus manually
MP count good (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
comes with face detection focusing
supports RAW files
71
focusing manually
good resolution (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
features face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FZ1000 II as a Street photography camera
Sony RX10 II as a Street photography camera
71
screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good sensor size (1")
supports RAW files
comes with focus by touch
72
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is good (1")
saves RAW formats
environment sealing
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FZ1000 II Sports photography info
Sony RX10 II Sports photography info
69
great zoom range (25-400mm 16.0 x zoom)
quiet mode (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
comes with tracking autofocus
no phase detect AF
68
quiet mode (1/32,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
features tracking autofocus
environment sealing
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FZ1000 II as a Travel photography camera
Sony RX10 II as a Travel photography camera
67
supports bluetooth
comes with focus by touch
MP count good (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
fairly wide (25mm)
long zoom (400mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
56
environment sealing
good resolution (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (24mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FZ1000 II Landscape photography factors
Sony RX10 II Landscape photography factors
65
you can focus manually
fairly wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
supports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
62
focusing manually
decently wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
saves RAW formats
environment sealing
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FZ1000 II Vlogging factors
Sony RX10 II Vlogging factors
67
fairly wide (25mm)
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focusing
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does have external mic support
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
31
decently wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
high video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have external mic port
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
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Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Sony RX10 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FZ1000 II and Sony RX10 II
 Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 IISony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
General Information
Brand Panasonic Sony
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
Category Large Sensor Superzoom Large Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2019-02-18 2015-06-10
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine Bionz X
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1" 1"
Sensor dimensions 13.2 x 8.8mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 116.2mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 20MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648
Max native ISO 12800 12800
Max boosted ISO 25600 25600
Minimum native ISO 125 125
RAW data
Minimum boosted ISO 80 64
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 49 25
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-400mm (16.0x) 24-200mm (8.3x)
Max aperture f/2.8-4.0 f/2.8
Macro focusing range 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 2.7 2.7
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Tilting
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 1,240k dot 1,229k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot 2,359k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.74x 0.7x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Maximum quiet shutter speed 1/16000 secs 1/32000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 12.0fps 14.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 13.50 m (with Auto ISO) 10.20 m
Flash settings Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, 1st / 2nd Slow Sync. Auto, fill-flash, slow sync, rear sync, off
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840x2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p) 1280x720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p) ,1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 808g (1.78 lbs) 813g (1.79 lbs)
Physical dimensions 136 x 97 x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2") 129 x 88 x 102mm (5.1" x 3.5" x 4.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 70
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 23.0
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 12.6
DXO Low light rating not tested 531
Other
Battery life 350 photos 400 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID DMW-BLC12PP NP-FW50
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, continuous)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
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