• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 128.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic TS7 advantages over Sony HX99

  • Less expensive
    $198 vs $473
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony HX99 advantages over Panasonic TS7

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 128 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Lighter weight
    242g vs 319g
    Lighter weight
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.50x vs 0.45x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    103 vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Sony WX500

Panasonic TS7
Sony WX500
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Sony HX99
Sony WX500
  • $473
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony HX90V

Panasonic TS7
Sony HX90V
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony HX99
Sony HX90V
  • $473
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer video battery life

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Panasonic TS7
Panasonic ZS60
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
Sony HX99
Panasonic ZS60
  • $473
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon A900

Panasonic TS7
Nikon A900
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Sony HX99
Nikon A900
  • $473
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony HX80

Panasonic TS7
Sony HX80
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Sony HX99
Sony HX80
  • $473
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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