• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 875.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung WB2100 advantages over Panasonic ZS80

  • More telephoto lens reach
    875 mm vs 720 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic ZS80 advantages over Samsung WB2100

  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 56 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    6 months vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    327g vs 503g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • 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 Nikon L820

Samsung WB2100
Nikon L820
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 1080p video
Panasonic ZS80
Nikon L820
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon L830

Samsung WB2100
Nikon L830
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
Panasonic ZS80
Nikon L830
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm S8600

Samsung WB2100
Fujifilm S8600
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $295
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Integrated ND filter
Panasonic ZS80
Fujifilm S8600
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $295
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Samsung WB2100
Panasonic ZS70
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic ZS80
Panasonic ZS70
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Samsung WB2100
Canon SX740 HS
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Panasonic ZS80
Canon SX740 HS
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
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