• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 9.1 megapixels
  • 31.00mm - 465.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Sony DSC-H50 advantages over Panasonic ZS100

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    465 mm vs 250 mm
    Capture objects farther away

Panasonic ZS100 advantages over Sony DSC-H50

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.79 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
  • Fast startup
    ~2.30 vs 3.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 86 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    4 years vs 12 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
  • Lighter weight
    309g vs 442g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.10 vs 0.52 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 9.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 31 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.9 fps vs 1.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Panasonic ZS100

Review Excerpt

  • Compact camera body; versatile 10x zoom lens; relatively good high ISO performance; fast autofocus; many good 4K video and photo features.

  • Soft lens at longer focal lengths; no tilting display; small electronic viewfinder; slippery finish on the camera body.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S8100fd

Sony DSC-H50
Fujifilm S8100fd
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer exposure
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Higher extended ISO
Panasonic ZS100
Fujifilm S8100fd
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon P80

Sony DSC-H50
Nikon P80
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Higher extended ISO
Panasonic ZS100
Nikon P80
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ35

Sony DSC-H50
Panasonic DMC-FZ35
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic ZS100
Panasonic DMC-FZ35
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony RX100 VI

Sony DSC-H50
Sony RX100 VI
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX100 VI
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony RX100 VII

Sony DSC-H50
Sony RX100 VII
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX100 VII
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
Compare Other Cameras?