Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 vs. Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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Dec 18, 2015
Jan 5, 2015
Sep 1, 2018
Jul 31, 2018
 
$399
$449 / €520
$399
 
Compact
Compact
Ultracompact
 
4000 x 3000
4896 x 3672
5184 x 3888
4:3 (3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480), 3:2 (4000 x 2672, 3264 x 2176, 2560 x 1712, 2048 x 1360, 640 x 424), 16:9 (4000 x 2248, 3840 x 2160, 2560 x 1440, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360), 1:1 (2992 x 2992, 2448 x 2448, 1920 x 1920, 1536 x 1536, 480 x 480)
4896 x 3264, 4896 x 2752, 3664 x 3664, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2056, 2736 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 2592 x 1728, 1920 x 1920, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480
 
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
12 megapixels
18 megapixels
21 megapixels
13 megapixels
21 megapixels
20 megapixels
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
 
Bionz X
Digic 8
sRGB
sRGB
sRGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 80-6400
Auto, 80-12800
Auto, 100-3200
4
8
5
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical
Optical
Optical
5-axis hybrid OIS
 
 
RAW
RAW
No
Fine, standard
Fine, standard
Super fine, fine
  • JPEG (DCF Exif 2.3)
  • RAW (RW2)
  • MPO (3D)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.31)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.31)
 
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Sharpness
  • Creative Style
  • Quality
 
 
24–720 mm
24–720 mm
24–960 mm
30×
30×
40×
F3.3–6.4
F3.5–6.4
F3.3–6.9
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (2X-4X)
Yes (120x)
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
50 cm (19.69)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
3 cm (1.18)
5 cm (1.97)
1 cm (0.39)
23
 
 
 
Fixed
Tilting
Tilting
3
3
3
1,040,000
921,000
922,000
No
Yes
No
TFT LCD with AR coating
TFT-LCD
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
None
100%
100%
 
0.46×
0.5×
 
1,166,000
638,400
 
 
4 sec
30 sec
15 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/3200 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Custom 1/2
  • Panorama Shot
  • Scene
  • Creative Control
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Superior Auto
  • Program Auto
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual exposure
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Portrait
  • Soft Skin
  • Scenery
  • Sports
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Scenery
  • Handheld Night Shot
  • Food
  • Baby 1/2
  • Pet
  • Sunset
  • High Sensitivity
  • Glass Through
  • HDR
  • Starry Sky
  • High Speed Video
  • 3D Photo
  • Portrait
  • Advanced Sports Shooting
  • Landscape
  • Sunset
  • Night Scene
  • Handheld Twilight
  • Night Portrait
  • Anti Motion Blur
  • Pet Mode
  • Gourmet
  • Beach
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Soft Skin
  • High Sensitivity
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
6.40 m
5.40 m (with Auto ISO)
5.00 m
No
No
No
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Auto, flash on, slow sync, flash off, rear sync
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
 
  • Single
  • Continuous shooting
  • Self-timer
  • Cont. bracketing
  • Single bracketing
  • WB bracketing
  • DRO bracketing
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
10.0 fps
10.0 fps
10.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom self-timer)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±1 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
No
Yes
 
 
1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/30p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p, 120p)
 
MPEG-4, AVCHD
AVCHD, XAVC S
MPEG-4, H.264
 
 
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, AAC
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
86MB
 
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro HDMI)
No
No
No
No
No
No
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
802.11 b/g/n with NFC
with NFC
802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone)
 
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-ion battery and charger
NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery & charger
300
 
265
243 g (0.54 lb / 8.57 oz)
242 g (0.53 lb / 8.54 oz)
299 g (0.66 lb / 10.55 oz)
111 x 65 x 34 mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.34)
102 x 58 x 36 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.42)
110 x 64 x 40 mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.57)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
Yes (up to 4K)
None
None
None