• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS19 advantages over Panasonic ZS80

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.42 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 41 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    202g vs 327g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Panasonic ZS80 advantages over Panasonic ZS19

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 220 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • 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 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 480 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 380 vs 260 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    7 months vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 14.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS8

Panasonic ZS19
Panasonic ZS8
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Faster shutter
Panasonic ZS80
Panasonic ZS8
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung WB150F

Panasonic ZS19
Samsung WB150F
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • HDMI out
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic ZS80
Samsung WB150F
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Samsung WB250F

Panasonic ZS19
Samsung WB250F
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic ZS80
Samsung WB250F
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Panasonic ZS19
Panasonic ZS70
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
Panasonic ZS80
Panasonic ZS70
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Panasonic ZS19
Canon SX740 HS
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic ZS80
Canon SX740 HS
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
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