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Comparisons / Comparison of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

Comparison of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 [S]ave

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50
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General
ModelPanasonic Lumix DMC-FX3Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50
BrandPanasonicSony
Manufacturer urlhttps://www.panasonic.comhttps://www.sony.com/
Model numberDMC-FX3DSC-W50
Camera formatCompactCompact
Release year (year)20062006
Tripod mount++
Length (mm)9489
Width (mm)2423
Height (mm)5157
Weight (g)153157
Waterproof--
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCCDCCD
Effective megapixels (MP)6.006.00
Sensor format1/2.5 inch1/2.5 inch
Sensor area (mm²)24.7124.71
Sensor width (mm)5.765.76
Sensor height (mm)4.294.29
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)2.052.05
Aspect ratio4:3, 16:94:3, 3:2
Color filter typeRGBG-
Self-cleaning--
Sensor shift image stabilization--
On-sensor phase detect--
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 1280 x 960(1.2 mp 4:3)
  • 1600 x 1200(1.9 mp 4:3)
  • 1920 x 1080(2.1 mp 16:9)
  • 2048 x 1360(2.8 mp other)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2816 x 1584(4.5 mp 16:9)
  • 2816 x 1880(5.3 mp 3:2)
  • 2816 x 2112(5.9 mp 4:3)
  • 1920 x 1080(2.1 mp 16:9)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2816 x 1872(5.3 mp 3:2)
  • 2816 x 2112(5.9 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
Image file format
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
  • jpeg
Continuous-mode (fps)3.001.40
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution
  • 320x240
  • 640x480
  • 848x480
  • 160x112
  • 640x480
Image Storage
Movie file formatQuickTime Motion JPEGMPEG VX
Composite video out++
Ntsc/pal switchable video++
Lens and Optics
LensLEICA DC VARIO-ELMARITCarl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)35.00 - 105.0038.00 - 114.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)4.009.00
Zoom ratio (x)3.003.00
Aperture range (f)-0.19 - 0.36
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)5050
Filter thread (mm)-30
Thread type-Body threads w/ adapter
Optical image stabilization--
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 4
  • 2
  • 13
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus type1-point, 1-point high speed, 3-point high speed, 5-point, Spot5-area Contrast Detect
Auto focus assist light++
Manual focus-+
Viewfinder
ViewfinderLCDOptical / LCD
Viewfinder type-Real-image optical zoom
Focus peaking--
Display
Eye-level viewfinder-+
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)2.502.50
Rear display resolution (dots)115,000115,000
Touchscreen--
Articulating screen--
Max playback zoom (x)85
Exposure
Iso settingsAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800*, 1600* (high sensitivity mode)80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000
Auto iso mode--
White balance settings
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • halogen
  • shade
  • white set
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • flash wb
  • fluorescent
  • incandescent
Shutter speed range (s)1/2000 - 601/2000 - 1
Bulb mode--
Exposure compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modesIntelligent MultipleMulti-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Program auto exposure++
Aperture priority--
Shutter priority--
Full manual exposure--
Creative exposure modesPortrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Self-Portrait, Food, Party, Candle, Fireworks, Starry SkyTwilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Beach, Snow, High Sensitivity, Soft Snap
Self timer (s)
  • 2
  • 10
  • 2
  • 10
High resolution composite--
Flash
Built-in flash++
Flash modes
  • auto
  • auto/red-eye reduction
  • forced off
  • forced on
  • slow sync./red-eye reduction
  • auto
  • auto w/ red-eye reduction
  • off
  • on
  • on w/ red-eye reduction
  • slow synch
  • slow synch w/ red-eye reduction
Flash range descriptionWide: 0.3 - 4.0m; Tele: 0.3 - 2.2mISO Auto: 0.6-7.8 ft, (0.2-2.4m)
Usable memory types
  • sd
  • sdh
  • ms duo
  • ms pro du
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support--
Included memory (MB)1332
Included memory typeInternalInternal
Connectivity
Built-in wi-fi--
NFC--
Bluetooth--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack--
Headphone jack--
External connections
  • usb 1.1
  • usb 2.0 high speed
Pictbridge compliant++
Dpof compliant++
Remote control--
Connections (extended)
  • dc input
  • dc input
Performance Timing
Max cycle time for jpeg shooting (s/frame)1.781.27
Camera penalizes early shutter press--
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)3.001.40
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)63
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)1.100.31
Shutter lag (full af, tele) (s)-0.52
Shutter lag (manual focus) (s)-0.21
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.200.01
Startup time (s)1.601.70
Play -> record time (s)-0.90
Flash cycle time, full power (s)6.005.00
Power
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)200390
Battery form factorProprietaryProprietary NP-BG1
Usable battery types
  • lithium ion rechargeable
  • lithium ion rechargeable
Batteries included1 x Proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)++
Software
Included software
  • arcsoft panorama maker
  • arcsoft photobase
  • arcsoft photoimpression
  • lumix simple viewer
  • usb driver
  • cyber-shot viewer v1.0
Os compatibility
  • mac os
  • windows
  • mac os
  • windows



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