• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 33.00mm - 132.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Panasonic DMC-FS7 advantages over Sony A6100

  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 59 mm
    Thinner
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Sony A6100 advantages over Panasonic DMC-FS7

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.92 vs 1.58 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    4 months vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 2.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    76 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-W230

Panasonic DMC-FS7
Sony DSC-W230
  • $160
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A6100
Sony DSC-W230
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic DMC-F3

Panasonic DMC-FS7
Panasonic DMC-F3
  • $160
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $96
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Sony A6100
Panasonic DMC-F3
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $96
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Canon SD1300 IS

Panasonic DMC-FS7
Canon SD1300 IS
  • $160
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A6100
Canon SD1300 IS
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm X-T100

Panasonic DMC-FS7
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $160
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Thinner
  • Longer exposure
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Sony A6100
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A6400

Panasonic DMC-FS7
Sony A6400
  • $160
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Thinner
  • Longer exposure
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A6100
Sony A6400
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Higher extended ISO
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