• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS30 advantages over Canon 360 HS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • More telephoto lens reach
    480 mm vs 300 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon 360 HS advantages over Panasonic ZS30

  • Less expensive
    $179 vs $319
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    147g vs 198g
    Lighter weight

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Compared to Sony HX10V

Panasonic ZS30
Sony HX10V
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon 360 HS
Sony HX10V
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Panasonic ZS30
Panasonic ZS25
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon 360 HS
Panasonic ZS25
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon S9500

Panasonic ZS30
Nikon S9500
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon 360 HS
Nikon S9500
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon 170 IS

Panasonic ZS30
Canon 170 IS
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
Canon 360 HS
Canon 170 IS
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon 350 HS

Panasonic ZS30
Canon 350 HS
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Canon 360 HS
Canon 350 HS
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
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