• 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 - 450.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS30 advantages over Canon SX610 HS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.3 vs f/3.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • 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 SX610 HS advantages over Panasonic ZS30

  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS19

Panasonic ZS30
Panasonic ZS19
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
Canon SX610 HS
Panasonic ZS19
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Panasonic ZS30
Panasonic ZS25
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Canon SX610 HS
Panasonic ZS25
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon S9500

Panasonic ZS30
Nikon S9500
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon SX610 HS
Nikon S9500
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More dots on screen
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony WX300

Panasonic ZS30
Sony WX300
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon SX610 HS
Sony WX300
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Higher-res screen
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon SX600 HS

Panasonic ZS30
Canon SX600 HS
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $248
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
Canon SX610 HS
Canon SX600 HS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $248
  • 1/2.3 inch
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