• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • 31.00mm - 217.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung CL80 advantages over Panasonic DMC-ZR3

  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    20 mm vs 26 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic DMC-ZR3 advantages over Samsung CL80

  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 31 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 16 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • 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 Samsung SL820

Samsung CL80
Samsung SL820
  • $248
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider angle lens
Panasonic DMC-ZR3
Samsung SL820
  • $236
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Panasonic DMC-ZR1

Samsung CL80
Panasonic DMC-ZR1
  • $248
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Wider angle lens
Panasonic DMC-ZR3
Panasonic DMC-ZR1
  • $236
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More pixels
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FP8

Samsung CL80
Panasonic DMC-FP8
  • $248
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $289
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Wider angle lens
Panasonic DMC-ZR3
Panasonic DMC-FP8
  • $236
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $289
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FH20

Samsung CL80
Panasonic DMC-FH20
  • $248
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Wider angle lens
Panasonic DMC-ZR3
Panasonic DMC-FH20
  • $236
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Less shutter lag
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Fujifilm JZ500

Samsung CL80
Fujifilm JZ500
  • $248
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video
Panasonic DMC-ZR3
Fujifilm JZ500
  • $236
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video
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