• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 486.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 875.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm S8100fd advantages over Panasonic LZ30

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Lighter weight
    405g vs 558g
    Lighter weight

Panasonic LZ30 advantages over Fujifilm S8100fd

  • More telephoto lens reach
    875 mm vs 486 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    6 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-H50

Fujifilm S8100fd
Sony DSC-H50
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic LZ30
Sony DSC-H50
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon P80

Fujifilm S8100fd
Nikon P80
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic LZ30
Nikon P80
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus SP-565UZ

Fujifilm S8100fd
Olympus SP-565UZ
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Hot shoe
Panasonic LZ30
Olympus SP-565UZ
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm S6800

Fujifilm S8100fd
Fujifilm S6800
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
Panasonic LZ30
Fujifilm S6800
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 1080p video

Compared to Nikon L830

Fujifilm S8100fd
Nikon L830
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $218
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic LZ30
Nikon L830
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure
  • $218
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
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