In this review, we will be comparing FZ1000 and RX10 II, two Large Sensor Superzoom cameras from Panasonic and Sony. Panasonic FZ1000 was introduced to market in June 2014 and Sony RX10 II was launched in June 2015. There is 12 months difference between FZ1000 and RX10 II so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger RX10 II, especially in sensor tech.
Both Panasonic FZ1000 and Sony RX10 II cameras have 20.0MP 1" sensors. We can expect this to be a close match up because both models are ranked amongst the best in Large Sensor Superzoom cameras. Out of 9 cameras in this class, Panasonic FZ1000 is ranked #6
with an overall score of 72 and Sony RX10 II is ranked #4
with an overall score of 73.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Panasonic FZ1000 and Sony RX10 II before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Panasonic FZ1000 and Sony RX10 II compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.