• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS35 advantages over Nikon S6900

  • More telephoto lens reach
    480 mm vs 300 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Nikon S6900 advantages over Panasonic ZS35

  • Less expensive
    $230 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Lighter weight
    181g vs 250g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Sony HX10V

Panasonic ZS35
Sony HX10V
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon S6900
Sony HX10V
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony HX20V

Panasonic ZS35
Sony HX20V
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
Nikon S6900
Sony HX20V
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Nikon S800c

Panasonic ZS35
Nikon S800c
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon S6900
Nikon S800c
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Nikon S810c

Panasonic ZS35
Nikon S810c
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon S6900
Nikon S810c
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic ZS45

Panasonic ZS35
Panasonic ZS45
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More dots on screen
Nikon S6900
Panasonic ZS45
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
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