• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 288.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 128.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic SZ8 advantages over Panasonic TS7

  • Less expensive
    $226 vs $297
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    288 mm vs 128 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    26 mm vs 37 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    159g vs 319g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Panasonic TS7 advantages over Panasonic SZ8

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • 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 720p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    8 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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
    1037k 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
  • More pixels
    20.4 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
    10.0 fps vs 1.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 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

  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Nikon S6300

Panasonic SZ8
Nikon S6300
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Panasonic TS7
Nikon S6300
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S800c

Panasonic SZ8
Nikon S800c
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
Panasonic TS7
Nikon S800c
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon S6400

Panasonic SZ8
Nikon S6400
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • HDMI out
Panasonic TS7
Nikon S6400
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

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
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
Panasonic TS7
Nikon S6500
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Panasonic SZ8
Samsung WB50F
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
Panasonic TS7
Samsung WB50F
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
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