• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 550.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS19 advantages over Nikon S9500

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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 S9500 advantages over Panasonic ZS19

  • Slower slow-motion
    3015 fps vs 220 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • More dots on screen
    614k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    18.1 vs 14.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • 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 Panasonic ZS8

Panasonic ZS19
Panasonic ZS8
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Faster shutter
Nikon S9500
Panasonic ZS8
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Sony H90

Panasonic ZS19
Sony H90
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Nikon S9500
Sony H90
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Leica V-LUX 40

Panasonic ZS19
Leica V-LUX 40
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch
Nikon S9500
Leica V-LUX 40
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Panasonic ZS19
Panasonic ZS30
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon S9500
Panasonic ZS30
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Panasonic ZS19
Panasonic ZS25
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer exposure
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S9500
Panasonic ZS25
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
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