• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon EOS-1D C advantages over Panasonic ZS19

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2.33 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.94 vs 1.42 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    18.1 vs 14.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic ZS19 advantages over Canon EOS-1D C

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 82 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    202g vs 1545g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Canon 1DX

Canon EOS-1D C
Canon 1DX
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Headphone jack
  • $5999
  • 35mm
Panasonic ZS19
Canon 1DX
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon D4

Canon EOS-1D C
Nikon D4
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $6248
  • 35mm
Panasonic ZS19
Nikon D4
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica V-LUX 40

Canon EOS-1D C
Leica V-LUX 40
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic ZS19
Leica V-LUX 40
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Canon EOS-1D C
Panasonic ZS30
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic ZS19
Panasonic ZS30
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon D4S

Canon EOS-1D C
Nikon D4S
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO
Panasonic ZS19
Nikon D4S
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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