Picking digital cameras can be hard because of the wide range of alternatives out there. The Panasonic and Sony are both solid performers for photographers and camera enthusiasts alike. The Panasonic gets the nod for candid photography and rises above with its high camera resolution, while the Sony deserves praise for its modest weight and is great for travel photography.
|Features||Panasonic DMC-TZ30/DMC-ZS20||Sony DSC-W215|
|Height||5.89 cm||5.65 cm|
|Weight||184 gr||117 gr|
|Integrated Memory size||12 MB||15 MB|
|HDMI Output||Yes||Not Specified|
|Screen Diagonal Size||3"||2.7"|
|Digital Camera Type||Compact||Compact|
|Digital Cameras_Sensor Resolution||14.1 MP||12.2 MP|
|Width||10.49 cm||9.52 cm|
|Max Resolution Video||1920 x 1080||640 x 480|
|Depth||2.82 cm||2.18 cm|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||Not Specified||29.7 - 118.9 mm|
|Flash Type||Not Specified||Built-In|
|Macro Focus Range||Not Specified||1.57 in. to Infinity (w) / 19.69 in. to Infinity (t)|
|Lens Aperture||Not Specified||f5.8 (w) - f2.8 (w)|
The Panasonic has a 14.1 MP sensor resolution, so you can show off stunning detail in your photos. Plus, its built-in flash helps you take good pictures even in low-light conditions. Swap lenses easily thanks to its SLR mechanism. Also, the Panasonic has a 20x optical zoom, so you can capture lots of detail even when far away. Its HDMI connection enables you to plug into a wide range of high-definition video gear. What's more, you can feast your eyes on an expansive viewing area thanks to its 3-inch screen size.
The Sony has a 12.1 MP camera resolution, so you can capture images with detailed clarity. Beyond that, its SLR design enables you to upgrade your lens anytime. You can shoot close looking shots from a distance thanks to its 4x optical zoom. Plus, the Sony has an HDMI connection, so you can connect directly to HD televisions or projectors. Its 2.7-inch screen size helps you display larger-than-life images.
Comparing the Panasonic DMC-TZ30/DMC-ZS20 Vs Sony DSC-W215
On average, the Panasonic edges out the competition and is the one to pick for candid photography and wildlife photography. The Panasonic has a 17% greater camera sensor resolution, so you can create more detailed image enlargements. In addition, its built-in flash enables you to take better pictures in darker settings. Moreover, you can capture greater detail from a distance thanks to its 400% larger optical zoom. What's more, the Panasonic has an 11% larger screen size, allowing you to browse menus and images more easily. On the other hand, the Sony has a 36% lighter weight, allowing you to carry it around with greater ease. Furthermore, the Sony stacks up favourably with a convenient HDMI connection and an advanced SLR design. Therefore, it is great for travel photography.
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