• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 350 HS advantages over Panasonic ZS80

  • Less expensive
    $209 vs $448
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 41 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    147g vs 327g
    Lighter weight

Panasonic ZS80 advantages over Canon 350 HS

  • 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 300 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 380 vs 185 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • 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
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.1 fps vs 2.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Canon 340 HS

Canon 350 HS
Canon 340 HS
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Panasonic ZS80
Canon 340 HS
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon 170 IS

Canon 350 HS
Canon 170 IS
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Panasonic ZS80
Canon 170 IS
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon 360 HS

Canon 350 HS
Canon 360 HS
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $238
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Panasonic ZS80
Canon 360 HS
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $238
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Canon 350 HS
Panasonic ZS70
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic ZS80
Panasonic ZS70
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon A1000

Canon 350 HS
Nikon A1000
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $486
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Panasonic ZS80
Nikon A1000
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $486
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
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