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

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Differences

Sony HX50V advantages over Panasonic ZS80

  • Less expensive
    $368 vs $448
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

Panasonic ZS80 advantages over Sony HX50V

  • 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
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • 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 Panasonic ZS40

Sony HX50V
Panasonic ZS40
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Hot shoe
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic ZS80
Panasonic ZS40
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Sony WX500

Sony HX50V
Sony WX500
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
Panasonic ZS80
Sony WX500
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Sony HX90V

Sony HX50V
Sony HX90V
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • Faster shutter
  • $373
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic ZS80
Sony HX90V
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $373
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Sony HX50V
Panasonic ZS70
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Hot shoe
  • $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

Sony HX50V
Canon SX740 HS
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
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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