• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic FZ1000 advantages over Sony RX10 III

  • Less expensive
    $698 vs $1298
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 2.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Lighter weight
    833g vs 1095g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    73 vs 44 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.0 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Sony RX10 III advantages over Panasonic FZ1000

  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.4 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 400 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    18 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.2 fps vs 9.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    29 vs 11 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Extremely compact compared to interchangeable-lens camera with similar lenses; Comfortable grip and controls; Bright, far-reaching 16x zoom lens; Excellent electronic viewfinder; Versatile tilt/swivel LCD; Excellent performance; Great image quality

  • Body materials feel a bit plasticky; Connector compartment door is fiddly; Limited raw buffer depth; Battery life below average for class; No built-in neutral density filter

  • Versatile all-in-one replacement for a DSLR or mirrorless camera; Great handling and build; Excellent image quality; Spectacular zoom reach; Swift performance with generous buffer depths; Extremely capable video capture; Comprehensive remote control; Quick-and-easy image sharing

  • Extremely expensive for a fixed-lens camera; Fairly heavy for fixed-lens camera; Somewhat soft in the corners at wide-angle or tele; Noise reduction intrudes at higher sensitivities; No built-in ND filter; Not as fast when shooting raws; Slow buffer clearing

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX10

Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX10
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Top deck display
  • Integrated ND filter
Sony RX10 III
Sony RX10
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Panasonic FZ1000
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Sony RX10 III
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Canon G3X

Panasonic FZ1000
Canon G3X
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $799
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony RX10 III
Canon G3X
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $799
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Panasonic FZ1000
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony RX10 III
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony RX10 IV

Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX10 IV
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
Sony RX10 III
Sony RX10 IV
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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