• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS80 advantages over Panasonic FZ1000 II

  • Less expensive
    $448 vs $898
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 400 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 131 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    327g vs 808g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    32 vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Panasonic FZ1000 II advantages over Panasonic ZS80

  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • 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
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.74x vs 0.53x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 10.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.0 fps vs 9.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Panasonic ZS80
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1077
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1077
  • 1 inch

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Panasonic ZS80
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Panasonic ZS80
Panasonic ZS70
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic ZS70
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Panasonic ZS80
Canon SX740 HS
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Canon SX740 HS
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon A1000

Panasonic ZS80
Nikon A1000
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Nikon A1000
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
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