• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS50 advantages over Nikon S7000

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 500 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon S7000 advantages over Panasonic ZS50

  • Less expensive
    $227 vs $291
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lighter weight
    165g vs 243g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Panasonic ZS50
Panasonic ZS25
  • $291
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Nikon S7000
Panasonic ZS25
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Canon SX280 HS

Panasonic ZS50
Canon SX280 HS
  • $291
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon S7000
Canon SX280 HS
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

Panasonic ZS50
Panasonic ZS35
  • $291
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More pixels
Nikon S7000
Panasonic ZS35
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Panasonic ZS50
Canon SX700 HS
  • $291
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $344
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster shutter
Nikon S7000
Canon SX700 HS
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $344
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon SX620 HS

Panasonic ZS50
Canon SX620 HS
  • $291
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
Nikon S7000
Canon SX620 HS
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
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