• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 336.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic DMC-ZR1 advantages over Canon 530 HS

  • Less expensive
    $280 vs $350 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 330 vs 190 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More pixels
    12.1 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon 530 HS advantages over Panasonic DMC-ZR1

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    336 mm vs 200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 26 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.9 fps vs 2.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • 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 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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Review Excerpt

  • Slim and stylish camera body designed with Canon's classic "box-and-circle" look; highly portable, versatile 12x lens; gorgeous 3.2-inch screen.

  • Built-in WiFi could be easier to use; not everyone will like the touchscreen; average image quality and below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FH20

Panasonic DMC-ZR1
Panasonic DMC-FH20
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Canon 530 HS
Panasonic DMC-FH20
  • $325
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Panasonic DMC-ZR3

Panasonic DMC-ZR1
Panasonic DMC-ZR3
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $236
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More pixels
Canon 530 HS
Panasonic DMC-ZR3
  • $325
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $236
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Fujifilm JZ500

Panasonic DMC-ZR1
Fujifilm JZ500
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video
Canon 530 HS
Fujifilm JZ500
  • $325
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon 510 HS

Panasonic DMC-ZR1
Canon 510 HS
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 530 HS
Canon 510 HS
  • $325
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Canon 520 HS

Panasonic DMC-ZR1
Canon 520 HS
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $441
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
Canon 530 HS
Canon 520 HS
  • $325
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $441
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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