• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 384.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS15 advantages over Canon N

  • More telephoto lens reach
    384 mm vs 224 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 260 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 2.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon N advantages over Panasonic ZS15

  • 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
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Head-turning (funky, but cool) design and solid build; 8x optical zoom lens with 28-224m-equivalent reach; Built-in Wi-Fi for easy image sharing (Facebook Ready version posts directly to the social site); Full HD 1080p video at 24fps.

  • Unintuitive (almost clumsy) physical controls; Inconsistent exposure and decision-making in Auto mode; Image quality not that much better than good smartphone cameras; Poor battery life (just 200 shots); Only uses microSD cards; Weak LED flash.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS10

Panasonic ZS15
Panasonic ZS10
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon N
Panasonic ZS10
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic ZS8

Panasonic ZS15
Panasonic ZS8
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
Canon N
Panasonic ZS8
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic ZS20

Panasonic ZS15
Panasonic ZS20
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon N
Panasonic ZS20
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Canon A4000 IS

Panasonic ZS15
Canon A4000 IS
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Canon N
Canon A4000 IS
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Canon 330 HS

Panasonic ZS15
Canon 330 HS
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon N
Canon 330 HS
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
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