• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 384.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S1000pj advantages over Panasonic ZS8

  • Thinner
    23 mm vs 33 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    155g vs 210g
    Lighter weight

Panasonic ZS8 advantages over Nikon S1000pj

  • Less expensive
    $280 vs $430 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.3 vs f/3.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    384 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • More pixels
    14.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

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

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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S70

Nikon S1000pj
Nikon S70
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
Panasonic ZS8
Nikon S70
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Olympus Tough-6020

Nikon S1000pj
Olympus Tough-6020
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
Panasonic ZS8
Olympus Tough-6020
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out

Compared to Nikon S1100pj

Nikon S1000pj
Nikon S1100pj
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
Panasonic ZS8
Nikon S1100pj
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Panasonic ZS10

Nikon S1000pj
Panasonic ZS10
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
Panasonic ZS8
Panasonic ZS10
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Sony H90

Nikon S1000pj
Sony H90
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
Panasonic ZS8
Sony H90
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
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