Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
In this overview, we are going to take a look at two different camera models that fall into different categories: the first model we are about to review, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 is a camera from Small Sensor Superzoom category. It features CCD sensor with a resolution of 12.0 MP. The second model we are looking at, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95, falls into a Semi-Pro Mirrorless category and it is equipped with CMOS sensor that has a resolution of 20.3 MP.
Without a doubt, these two categories have a few considerable distinctive features. However, it is worth saying that cameras from SuperZoom category create serious competition to models that fall into MirrorLess category. Such an intense competition between these two categories is explained by the significant advantages of cameras from the first category in terms of size and weight. In addition, thanks to the latest enhancement, this type of cameras come with increased focus speeds. This fact makes our comparison overview even more exciting.
Now, before we can move on to our comparison, let's take a moment to look at the key characteristics of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Key Features:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 Key Features:
|Flash Range||9.5 vs 6.4||3.1 better flash range|
|Battery Life||400 shots vs 290 shots||110 more frames with a single charge|
|Weight||498 g vs 536 g||38 g lighter|
|Wireless Connectivity||Built-In vs No||Better connectivity|
|Bluetooth||Yes vs No||Connect your camera to other devices via Bluetooth|
|Timelapse Recording||Yes vs No||Creative shooting|
|Sensor Resolution||20.3 MP vs 12.0 MP||40.9% more pixels|
|Sensor Area||224.9 mm2 vs 27.72 mm2||87.7% larger pixel area|
|Raw Support||Yes vs No||Better image quality|
|Continuous Shooting||9 fps vs 4 fps||5 fps faster|
|External Flash||Yes vs No||Connect off-camera flash|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 vs 1/2000||Faster shutter speed|
|Number Of Focus Points||49 vs 23||26 more focus points|
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated vs Fixed Type||Flexible shooting positions|
|Screen Resolution||1,240k dots vs 460k dots||62.9% higher resolution screen|
|Touch Screen||Yes vs No||Easy control of camera functions|
|Environmental Sealing||Yes vs No||Shoot at tough conditions|
|Max Video Resolution||3840 x 2160 vs 1920 x 1080||Higher Resolution Video|
|Microphone Port||Yes vs No||High quality audio recording option|
|Headphone Port||Yes vs No||Has headphone port|
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.74 vs No||0.74 better magnification|
|Screen Size||3″ | 3″||Large display|
|Viewfinder||Electronic | Electronic||Better framing and control|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes | Yes||Very handy for portraits|
|Bracketing||Yes | Yes||Useful for tough lighting conditions and HDR|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Image Stabilization||Yes | Yes||Built-in stabilization|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP | 20.3 MP||Small sensor resolution|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 38g less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 any different in terms of sensor type?
In fact, that's exactly what makes these two models really different. Thus, it is a good point to consider if your are choosing between these two cameras. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 features a 12.0 MP 1/2.33" sized CCD sensor and boasts of a Venus Engine FHD processor . Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95, in its turn, comes with a 20.3 MP Four Thirds sized CMOS sensor and Venus Engine processor , which makes it significantly different from the first model.
Take a look below to find the comparison of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 by the size of their sensors.
One more distinctive feature of compared models is the sensor size. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 is equipped with a sensor that is 0.1x larger than the one featured in Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47. Compared to the cameras with smaller sensor area, the ones with larger sensors ensure more control on the blurry background and depth of field if you shoot in the same aperture and focal length. Thus, the first model has a significant advantage here.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47||Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95|
No Significant Advantages
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 deserves a higher Total Score than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47||Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95|
|Model||Lumix DMC-FZ47||Lumix DMC-G95|
|Announced||Jul 21, 2011||Apr 05, 2019|
|Body Type||SLR-like (bridge)||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Sensor Size||1/2.33"||Four Thirds|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.08 x 4.56 mm||17.3 x 13 mm|
|Sensor Area||27.72 mm2||224.90 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP||20.3 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4000 x 3000||5184 x 3888|
|Max Native ISO||1,600||25,600|
|Max Boosted ISO||6,400||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||100||200|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens||Micro Four Thirds|
|Number of Lenses||n/a||98|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a||2x|
|Macro Focus Range||1|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||23||49|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type||Fully Articulated|
|Screen Resolution||460k dots||1,240k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots||2,360k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||60 s||60 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||4.0 fps||9.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-eye, Slow Sync||Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)||3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080||3840 x 2160|
|Video Formats||AVCHD||MPEG-4, AVCHD|
|USB||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Weight||498 g||536 g|
|Physical Dimensions||120 x 80 x 92 mm||130 x 94 x 77 mm|
|Battery Life||400 shots||290 shots|
|Battery Type||Battery Pack||Battery Pack|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal||SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)|