• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 advantages over Panasonic ZS80

  • Less expensive
    $349 vs $448
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 41 mm
    Thinner
  • More dots on screen
    2765k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

Panasonic ZS80 advantages over Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 483 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    10 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 16 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung WB850F

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Samsung WB850F
  • $824
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $599
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
Panasonic ZS80
Samsung WB850F
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $599
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Samsung Galaxy Camera
  • $824
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Headphone jack
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
Panasonic ZS80
Samsung Galaxy Camera
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Olympus SH-2

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Olympus SH-2
  • $824
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Built-in GPS
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
Panasonic ZS80
Olympus SH-2
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Panasonic ZS70
  • $824
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $381
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic ZS80
Panasonic ZS70
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $381
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon A1000

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Nikon A1000
  • $824
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Panasonic ZS80
Nikon A1000
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
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