We compare the Panasonic DC FZ82 to the Panasonic DC TZ96: Which digital camera has the better sensor? Which has the better viewfinder or monitor? Which is faster?
Both cameras belong to the Superzoom category.
Here are both models side by side. The Panasonic DC FZ82 is on the left, the Panasonic DC TZ96 on the right:
For a more detailed size comparison, see the section further down below.
Panasonic DC FZ82 vs Panasonic DC TZ96: Specifications at a glance
All specs: Main page for DC FZ82
All specs: Main page for DC TZ96
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DC FZ82 vs DC TZ96: The sensors
Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.
The Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).
DC FZ82 vs DC TZ96: The viewfinders
The DC FZ82 uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 1.16 megapixel. The magnifcation is c. 0.46x.
The DC TZ96 features an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.33 megapixel and a magnification of around 0.53x.
This infographic illustrates the viewfinder magnifications of both cameras. The black area represents a magnification of 1x, corresponding to natural size; indicated in red is a magnification of 0.85x, the highest value in a any camera on the market today.
DC FZ82 (0.46x)
DC TZ96 (0.53x)
Advantage: Panasonic DC TZ96
Comparing features and further specs of both cameras, data for the Panasonic DC FZ82 on the left, the Panasonic DC TZ96 in the right column:
Advantage Panasonic DC FZ82...
(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)
|Faster (4, frames/second)||10||5|
|Sensitivity (4)||125 - 12800 ISO||80 - 3200 ISO|
|Better Video (2)||4096 x 2160||3840 x 2160|
Conclusion: Advantages of the DC FZ82 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the superior video recording.
The DC FZ82 scores 10 points.
...and here's where the Panasonic DC TZ96 has an edge...
(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)
|Higher resolution (5, megapixel)||18.10||20.30|
|Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)||1.16||2.33|
|Articulated monitor (2)|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||330||380|
|Weighs less (2)||616g|
|More portable (2)||1464cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the DC TZ96 are the higher resolution, the better viewfinder and the articulated display. A recommendation of the DC TZ96 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the DC FZ82 and the more compact size.
Yields 18 points for the DC TZ96.
...and here's what both have in common
|Monitor resolution (megapixel)||1.04||1.04|
Comparing the dimensions of both cameras; Panasonic DC FZ82 again on the left, Panasonic DC TZ96 on the right:
Front view of the DC FZ82 and the DC TZ96...
...and here we have both Panasonics from above:
Comparing features and specifications of both cameras yields the following score:
Panasonic DC FZ82
Panasonic DC TZ96
CameraCreativ recommends the Panasonic DC TZ96.
Our rating of the Panasonic DC FZ82
A portable and affordable superzoom, the Panasonic FZ82 (US: FZ80) brings a whopping 60x zoom with a maximum focal length of 1200mm. The camera has an excellent and very comprehensive feature set with support for 4K video recording. Battery life is acceptable at around 330 shots per charge. Recommended for travelling, vacation and birding.
The larger and more expensive sibling FZ2000 US: FZ2500) brings a larger sensor (1") for better sensitivity and less noise in difficult lighting situations.
Our rating of the Panasonic DC TZ96
Panasonic'c TZ96 (US: ZS80, UK: TZ95) is a portable superzoom with a 30x lens and a compact sensor with a resolution of 20 megapixel. Typical for Panasonic, the camera has a very comprehensive feature set: Wifi, five axis stabilizer, 4K video, even a (smallish) electronic viewfinder is built-in. Continuous drive stands at five photos per second with AF-C, a very good value. The camera supports creating time-lapses and has a dedicated panoramic mode.
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