• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic FZ1000 advantages over Sony RX100 IV

  • 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
  • More telephoto lens reach
    400 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 360 vs 280 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    73 vs 40 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Sony RX100 IV advantages over Panasonic FZ1000

  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 130 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    295g vs 833g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    16.0 fps vs 9.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    28 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.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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

  • Vastly improved burst speeds with deep buffer; Great performance with very fast autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals; High-quality 4K video with uncompressed HDMI out; Super-fast High Frame Rate video; Same great pocket-friendly design.

  • Pricey for a compact camera; JPEGs can look over-processed at higher ISOs; Lens doesn't offer as much telephoto reach; Battery life not as good as predecessor; 24-70mm-equivalent lens can feel limiting.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX10

Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX10
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Top deck display
  • Integrated ND filter
Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX10
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX100 III
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $748
  • 1 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Integrated ND filter
Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 III
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $748
  • 1 inch

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Panasonic FZ1000
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1149
  • 1 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Sony RX100 IV
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $1149
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Panasonic FZ1000
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony RX100 IV
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony RX100 V

Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX100 V
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $994
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 V
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $994
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Faster JPEG shooting
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