• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S6800 advantages over Panasonic ZS45

  • Less expensive
    $147 vs $199
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 32 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    145g vs 249g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic ZS45 advantages over Nikon S6800

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    480 mm vs 300 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 170 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Longer exposure
    30 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Sony WX150

Nikon S6800
Sony WX150
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher extended ISO
Panasonic ZS45
Sony WX150
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony H90

Nikon S6800
Sony H90
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic ZS45
Sony H90
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Fujifilm T550

Nikon S6800
Fujifilm T550
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic ZS45
Fujifilm T550
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon S6500

Nikon S6800
Nikon S6500
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
Panasonic ZS45
Nikon S6500
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

Nikon S6800
Panasonic ZS35
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic ZS45
Panasonic ZS35
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More dots on screen
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
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