• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 384.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Panasonic ZS8 advantages over Nikon A900

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.42 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Lighter weight
    210g vs 289g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon A900 advantages over Panasonic ZS8

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 720p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    840 mm vs 384 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    3 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 14.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 1.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    7 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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

User reviews

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Nikon A900

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS10

Panasonic ZS8
Panasonic ZS10
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon A900
Panasonic ZS10
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Panasonic ZS15

Panasonic ZS8
Panasonic ZS15
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
Nikon A900
Panasonic ZS15
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony H90

Panasonic ZS8
Sony H90
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon A900
Sony H90
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Panasonic ZS8
Panasonic ZS60
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • $354
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon A900
Panasonic ZS60
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $354
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Panasonic ZS8
Canon SX730 HS
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon A900
Canon SX730 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
Compare Other Cameras?