• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 450.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S9300 advantages over Panasonic ZS80

  • Thinner
    30 mm vs 41 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    215g vs 327g
    Lighter weight

Panasonic ZS80 advantages over Nikon S9300

  • 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 No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 450 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 380 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    3 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.1 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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

  • 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 Pentax RZ18

Nikon S9300
Pentax RZ18
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • HDMI out
  • $210
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
Panasonic ZS80
Pentax RZ18
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $210
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Fujifilm F660EXR

Nikon S9300
Fujifilm F660EXR
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $131
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic ZS80
Fujifilm F660EXR
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $131
  • 1/2 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Panasonic ZS20

Nikon S9300
Panasonic ZS20
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More dots on screen
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic ZS80
Panasonic ZS20
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Nikon S9300
Panasonic ZS70
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $365
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic ZS80
Panasonic ZS70
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $365
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Nikon S9300
Canon SX740 HS
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner
  • $408
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic ZS80
Canon SX740 HS
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $408
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
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