In this review, we will be comparing RX10 III and FZ1000, two Large Sensor Superzoom cameras from Sony and Panasonic. Sony RX10 III was introduced to market in March 2016 and Panasonic FZ1000 was launched in June 2014. There is 22 months difference between RX10 III and FZ1000 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 III, especially in sensor tech.
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 10 cameras in this class, Sony RX10 III is ranked #6
with an overall score of 71 and Panasonic FZ1000 is ranked #4
with an overall score of 71.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Sony RX10 III and Panasonic FZ1000 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Sony RX10 III and Panasonic FZ1000 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.