• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS45 advantages over Nikon A1000

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $397
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Lighter weight
    249g vs 330g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon A1000 advantages over Panasonic ZS45

  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    840 mm vs 480 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    7 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • 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 Sony H90

Panasonic ZS45
Sony H90
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon A1000
Sony H90
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon S9500

Panasonic ZS45
Nikon S9500
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Shoots 60p video
Nikon A1000
Nikon S9500
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

Panasonic ZS45
Panasonic ZS35
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More dots on screen
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
Nikon A1000
Panasonic ZS35
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Panasonic ZS45
Canon SX740 HS
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Nikon A1000
Canon SX740 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Touchscreen
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels

Compared to Panasonic ZS80

Panasonic ZS45
Panasonic ZS80
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon A1000
Panasonic ZS80
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
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