• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 2000.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS80 advantages over Nikon P950

  • Less expensive
    $398 vs $797
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 380 vs 290 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 149 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    327g vs 1005g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 5 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.1 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    102 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon P950 advantages over Panasonic ZS80

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    2,000 mm vs 720 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • 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 Nikon P900

Panasonic ZS80
Nikon P900
  • $423
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $597
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger lens aperture
Nikon P950
Nikon P900
  • $849
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $597
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Panasonic ZS80
Canon SX730 HS
  • $423
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon P950
Canon SX730 HS
  • $849
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Panasonic ZS80
Panasonic ZS70
  • $423
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $365
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Nikon P950
Panasonic ZS70
  • $849
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $365
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon P1000

Panasonic ZS80
Nikon P1000
  • $423
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1081
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger lens aperture
Nikon P950
Nikon P1000
  • $849
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $1081
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Panasonic ZS80
Canon SX740 HS
  • $423
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $408
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon P950
Canon SX740 HS
  • $849
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $408
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
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