Panasonic LX5 with Sony H20 Comparison

Panasonic LX5 and Sony H20 Main Features

  • December, 2011
  • May, 2009
  • 10 MP 1/1.63 CCD Sensor
  • 10 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 24-90 mm (3.8x) F2.0-3.3 Zoom Lens
  • 38-380 mm (10x) F3.5-4.4 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • -
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 2.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 110 x 65 x 43 mm, 271g.
  • 107 x 69 x 47 mm, 250g.
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Panasonic LX5 Scores


Imaging score
41
Features score
51
Value for money score
67
Portability score
93
Overall score
52

Sony H20 Scores


Imaging score
19
Features score
41
Value for money score
57
Portability score
93
Overall score
40

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Overview


Let's compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20. These models are included in the Small Sensor Compact cameras. Panasonic LX5 was released in 2011, and Sony H20 in 2009. Lumix DMC-LX5 is newer, which is a plus. Cyber-shot DSC-H20 2 years older. However 2 years, the difference is not so bad.
These two cameras have the same sensor resolution - 10 MP. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (Cyber-shot DSC-H20), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Panasonic LX5, the maximum ISO is greater by 9600. Both cameras have Optical image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch fixed screen.
Lumix DMC-LX5 has electronic (optional) viewfinder, and the Cyber-shot DSC-H20 doesn’t have. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 has 2.0 fps continuous shooting. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 has 2.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Lumix DMC-LX5 Cyber-shot DSC-H20
Brand Panasonic Sony
Model Lumix DMC-LX5 Cyber-shot DSC-H20
Announced December, 2011 May, 2009
Body Type Compact Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 1 2
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 23 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.20 7.10
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/1.63 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD CCD
Sensor Dimensions 7.85 x 5.89 mm 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 46.2 mm² 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 12800 3200
Min Native ISO 80 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Video Formats AVCHD Lite
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model NP-BG1
Physical
Weight 271 g 250 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 65 x 43 mm 107 x 69 x 47 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

Interesting Small Sensor Compact

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70

16MP | 1/2.3 CCD | fixed lens mount

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

12MP | 1/2.3 CCD | fixed lens mount

Olympus Stylus 7040
Olympus Stylus 7040

14MP | 1/2.3 CCD | fixed lens mount

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

10MP | 1/2.4 BSI-CMOS | fixed lens mount

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650

16MP | 1/2.3 CCD | fixed lens mount

Nikon Coolpix L28
Nikon Coolpix L28

20MP | 1/2.3 CCD | fixed lens mount

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

18MP | 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS | fixed lens mount

Nikon Coolpix L26
Nikon Coolpix L26

16MP | 1/2.3 CCD | fixed lens mount

Olympus Stylus 9000
Olympus Stylus 9000

12MP | 1/2.3 CCD | fixed lens mount

Olympus FE-47
Olympus FE-47

14MP | 1/2.3 CCD | fixed lens mount