Sony NEX 3K 14.2MP DSLR Camera vs Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ40 20MP DSLR Camera comparison

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key specs
Camera TypeDSLR CameraDSLR Camera
Effective Pixels14.2 MP20 MP
Sensor TypeCMOSCCD
Display TypeTFT LCD-
Display Size3 inch3 inch
Battery TypeLithium ionLithium ion
general
BrandSonyPanasonic
ModelNEX 3K 14.2MP DSLR CameraLumix DMC LZ40 20MP DSLR Camera
Model NameNEX 3KLumix DMC LZ40
ColorBlackBlack
TypeDSLR CameraDSLR Camera
Effective Pixels14.2 MP20 MP
Dimensions(WxHxD)117.2 x 62.6 x 33.4 mm12.6 x 9.4 x 8.71 cm
Weight239 GM-
Face DetectionYesYes
Temperature0 to 400 to 40
PortsHDMI, USB-
Wide Angle-Yes
sensor features
Sensor TypeCMOSCCD
Sensor Size23.4x15.6mm-
Maximum ISO12800 ISO-
Maximum FPS29.97-
Sensor TechnologyAPS HD CMOS-
ISO Rating-ISO 80 - 1600
lens features
Compatible LensSony E-mount lenses-
Color FilterPrimary RGB Color FilterPrimary color filter
Dust ReductionYes-
Digital Zoom-4x
Optical Zoom-42x
Aperture Range-F3.0 - F6.5
Other Lens Features-Aperture F3.0 - 6.5 / 2 Step F3.0 - F8.6 W, F6.5 - F18.9 T
focus features
Focus ModeAF-S Single-shot AF / AF-C Continuous AF selectable-
Focus RangeEV0-20 ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached-
Auto FocusYesYes
Focus PointsMulti 25 points / Center / Flexible spot selectable-
Metering ModesMulti / Center / Spot selectableLight Metering Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
White BalancingAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C. temp./Filter 2500- 9900k with 19-step Magenta/Green compensationAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set, White Balance Adjustment Except Auto
Other Focus FeaturesPredictive control, Focus lock, Built-in AF illuminator Distance approx. 0.3-4.0m with E 16 F2.8 lens, approx. 0.5-3.0m with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSSExtra Optical Zoom EZ 66.3x 43 / 8 M, 105.0x 43 / 3 M, Focusing Area Normal Wide 30 cm - Infinity, Tele 160 cm - Infinity, AF Macro, Intelligent Auto, Motion Picture Wide 1 cm - Infinity, Tele 160 cm - Infinity, AF Assist Lamp On / Off, AF Metering Face, AF Tracking, 1-area, 9-area, Spot
exposure features
Exposure ModeProgrammed AE iAUTO, P, Aperture priority A, Shutter-speed priority S, Manual M-
AE Lock/Exposure LockYes-
Spot MeterYes-
Exposure Compensation+/-2.0EV in 1/3EV steps1/3 EV Step +/- 3 EV
Dynamic Range AdjustmentYes-
Manual Exposure-Yes
shutter features
Shutter TypeElectronically controlled, vertical traverse, focal-plane type-
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb-
Self-timerYesYes
Continuous ShotsContinuous mode max. 2.3 fps, Speed-priority continuous mode max 7 fps *3Full Resolution Image 1.1 frames/sec, High-speed Burst 3 frames/sec, Recorded in 3 M for 43, 2.5 M for 32, 2 M for 169, 2.5 M for 11
flash features
Built-in FlashYesYes
External FlashYes-
Flash ModesFlash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.-
Flash Compensation2EV in 1/3 EV steps-
Other Flash FeaturesExternal flash supplied, attachable to Smart Accessory TerminalBuilt-in Flash Auto, Forced On, Slow Sync, Forced Off, 0.6 - 10.8 m Wide / ISO Auto, 1.6 - 4.9 m Tele / ISO Auto
image features
Image FormatJPEG DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant, RAW Sony ARW 2.2 format, RAW & JPEGFile Format Still Image JPEG DCF / EXIF 2.3, Motion Picture QuickTime Motion JPEG
Aspect Ratio32, 169-
Gross Pixel14.6 MP20.5 MP
Red Eye ReductionOn/Off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash modeYes
Image SizingL 4592 x 3056 14M, M 3344 x 2224 7.4M, S 2288 x 1520 3.5MStill Picture Recording 32 5152 x 3432 17.5 M, 3264 x 2176 7 M EZ, 2048 x 1360 2.5 M EZ, 11 3856 x 3856 15 M, 1536 x 1536 2.5 M EZ
Still Image Size1280 x 7205152 x 2896 14.5 M, 1920 x 1080 2 M EZ
Smile DetectionSelectable from 3 steps-
Image Stabilizer-Yes
display features
Display TypeTFT LCD-
Display Size3 inch3 inch
Display Resolution921,600 dots-
LCD DisplayXtra Fine LCD-
LCD Display Image Resolution921600 dots460000 dots
LCD Display Video Resolution-1280 x 720
Other Display Features-Playback Mode Normal Play, Slide Show, Category Selection, Calendar, Thumbnails 12, 30, Calendar Display Yes Menu / Zoom Lever, Show Histogram, Set Protection, Field of View 100%, Power Monitor Mode, Auto Power Monitor Mode, High-angle Mode
connectivity features
HDMIYes-
USBYes-
storage and power features
Card TypeSD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC memory cardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Power SupplyBattery charger BC-VW1supplied, AC Adaptor AC-PW20AM*5-
Battery TypeLithium ionLithium ion
Battery LifeApprox. 330 images CIPA standard320 h
Number of Batteries1-
Inbuilt Memory-80 MB
Upgradable Memory-Yes
audio and video features
Audio FeaturesMPEG-4 AAC-LC-
Video FormatMP4-
Microphone-Mono
Speaker-Mono
modes and functions features
Shooting ModesSingle-shot, Continuous shooting, Speed-priority continuous shooting, Self-timerMode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, M, Panorama Shot, Scene, Creative Control, Portrait, Scenery
Scene ModesPortrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Hand-held Night ShotSoft Skin, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby 1, Baby 2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky
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