• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 288.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic SZ8 advantages over Nikon S810c

  • Less expensive
    $170 vs $350 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lighter weight
    159g vs 216g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon S810c advantages over Panasonic SZ8

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 270 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 1.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • 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
  • 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

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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 Sony HX10V

Panasonic SZ8
Sony HX10V
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon S810c
Sony HX10V
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon S800c

Panasonic SZ8
Nikon S800c
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon S810c
Nikon S800c
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon S6500

Panasonic SZ8
Nikon S6500
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 1080p video
Nikon S810c
Nikon S6500
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Panasonic SZ8
Samsung WB50F
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
Nikon S810c
Samsung WB50F
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Samsung WB35F

Panasonic SZ8
Samsung WB35F
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
Nikon S810c
Samsung WB35F
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
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