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Comparisons / Comparison of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30

Comparison of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30 [S]ave

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30
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General
ModelPanasonic Lumix DMC-FX500Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30
BrandPanasonicSony
Manufacturer urlhttps://www.panasonic.comhttps://www.sony.com/
Model numberDMC-FX500DSC-T30
Alternate model number(s)
  • dmc-fx520
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Camera formatUltra CompactUltra Compact
Release year (year)20082006
Tripod mount++
Length (mm)9595
Width (mm)2323
Height (mm)5757
Weight (g)176169
Waterproof--
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCCDCCD
Sensor manufacturerPanasonic-
Effective megapixels (MP)10.107.20
Sensor format1/2.33 inch1/2.5 inch
Sensor area (mm²)28.2024.71
Sensor width (mm)6.135.76
Sensor height (mm)4.604.29
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)1.681.88
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
  • 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)
  • 2560 x 1440(3.7 mp 16:9)
  • 2560 x 1712(4.4 mp 3:2)
  • 2560 x 1920(4.9 mp 4:3)
  • 3072 x 1728(5.3 mp 16:9)
  • 3072 x 2048(6.3 mp 3:2)
  • 3072 x 2304(7.1 mp 4:3)
  • 3648 x 2056(7.5 mp other)
  • 3648 x 2432(8.9 mp 3:2)
  • 3648 x 2736(10.0 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
  • 1632 x 1224(2.0 mp 4:3)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2592 x 1944(5.0 mp 4:3)
  • 3072 x 2048(6.3 mp 3:2)
  • 3072 x 2304(7.1 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
Image file format
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
  • jpeg
Continuous-mode (fps)1.801.10
Video Capture
Can take movies+-
Movie resolution
  • 1280x720
  • 320x240
  • 640x480
  • 848x480
  • 160x120
  • 640x480
Image Storage
Movie file formatQuickTime (Motion JPEG)MPEG VX
Composite video out++
Ntsc/pal switchable video++
Hd video out+-
Hd video connectionComponent-
Lens and Optics
LensLEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT, 7 elements in 6 groupsCarl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)25.00 - 125.0038.00 - 114.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)4.00 - 22.003.00 - 19.00
Zoom ratio (x)5.003.00
Aperture range (f)0.17 - 0.360.23 - 0.29
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)5050
Optical image stabilization+-
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 4
  • 2
  • 14
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus typeContrast Detect: Face / 1-point/ 1-point high speed/ 3-point high speed/ 9-point/ Spot / Touch AF5-area Contrast detect
Auto focus assist light++
Manual focus-+
Viewfinder
ViewfinderLCDLCD
Focus peaking--
Display
Eye-level viewfinder--
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)3.003.00
Rear display resolution (dots)230,000230,000
Touchscreen--
Articulating screen--
Tilt swivel screen--
Selfie screen--
Max playback zoom (x)-5
Exposure
Iso settingsAuto,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, (High Sensitivity Mode : Auto(1600 - 6400) )Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000
Auto iso mode+-
White balance settings
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • halogen
  • shade
  • white set
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • flash
  • fluorescent
  • incandescent
Shutter speed range (s)1/2000 - 601/1000 - 1
Bulb mode--
Exposure compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modesIntelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, SpotMulti-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Program auto exposure++
Aperture priority+-
Shutter priority+-
Full manual exposure+-
Creative exposure modesPortrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, PetTwilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, High-Speed Shutter, Candle, Magnifying Glass (Super Macro)
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 description0.6 - 6.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)0.3 - 11.2 ft, (0.1 - 3.4m)
Usable memory types
  • sd
  • sdh
  • ms duo
  • ms pro du
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support--
Included memory (MB)5058
Included memory typeInternalInternal
Connectivity
Built-in wi-fi--
NFC--
Bluetooth--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack--
Headphone jack--
External connections
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • 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)1.761.44
Camera penalizes early shutter press+-
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)1.801.10
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)35
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)0.610.37
Shutter lag (full af, tele) (s)0.640.49
Shutter lag (manual focus) (s)-0.35
Shutter lag (full af, with flash) (s)0.87-
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.010.01
Startup time (s)2.702.00
Play -> record time (s)0.901.10
Flash cycle time, full power (s)5.607.20
Power
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)280420
Battery form factorProprietaryProprietary NP-FR1
Usable battery types
  • lithium-ion rechargeable
  • lithium ion echargeable
Batteries included1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable1 x Proprietary NP-FR1 Info-Lithium rechargeable
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)++
Software
Included software
  • arcsoft (mediaimpression / panorama maker)
  • photofunstudio -viewer-
  • usb driver
  • cyber-shot viewer 1.0
Os compatibility
  • mac os
  • windows
  • mac os
  • windows
Miscellaneous
Notes and featuresTouch-screen LCD, wide-angle lens (25-125mm), MEGA O.I.S., Intelligent ISO, Intelligent Exposure, Digital Red-eye Correction-



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