Fujifilm F900EXR vs Panasonic ZS80

Portability
90
Imaging
42
Features
55
Overall
47
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
Portability
86
Imaging
49
Features
70
Overall
57

Fujifilm F900EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 Key Specs

Fujifilm F900EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Expand to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-500mm (F3.5-5.3) lens
  • 232g - 105 x 61 x 36mm
  • Revealed January 2013
  • Superseded the Fujifilm F800EXR
Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 327g - 112 x 69 x 42mm
  • Introduced February 2018
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Old Model is Panasonic ZS70
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Fujifilm F900EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 Overview

Following is a in-depth assessment of the Fujifilm F900EXR and Panasonic ZS80, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by brands FujiFilm and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the F900EXR (16MP) and the ZS80 (20MP) is pretty comparable but the F900EXR (1/2") and ZS80 (1/2.3") enjoy totally different sensor measurements.

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The F900EXR was unveiled 6 years prior to the ZS80 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a complete comparison, below is a simple overview of how the F900EXR matches up vs the ZS80 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm F900EXR over the Panasonic ZS80

 F900EXR ZS80 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Fujifilm F900EXR

 ZS80 F900EXR 
IntroducedFebruary 2018January 2013More modern by 61 months
Manually focus More precise focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1040k920kClearer screen (+120k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm F900EXR and Panasonic ZS80

 F900EXR ZS80 
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurements

Fujifilm F900EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry around your camera, you're going to have to consider its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm F900EXR features physical dimensions of 105mm x 61mm x 36mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.4") accompanied by a weight of 232 grams (0.51 lbs) while the Panasonic ZS80 has measurements of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") and a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs).

Examine the Fujifilm F900EXR and Panasonic ZS80 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are using during that time. Here is the front view measurements comparison of the F900EXR and the ZS80.

Fujifilm F900EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the F900EXR and ZS80 is 90 and 86 respectively.

Fujifilm F900EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm F900EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is difficult to visualise the difference in sensor sizes only by seeing technical specs. The picture here may give you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the F900EXR and ZS80.

As you can tell, both of these cameras posses different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The F900EXR having a bigger sensor will make getting shallower depth of field simpler and the Panasonic ZS80 will provide more detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The more aged F900EXR will be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm F900EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm F900EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm F900EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm F900EXR Portrait photography details
Panasonic ZS80 Portrait photography details
45
decent MP (16 megapixels)
includes face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
lack of manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2")
56
you can focus manually
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
comes with face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm F900EXR as a Street photography camera
Panasonic ZS80 as a Street photography camera
69
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW files
lighter than average in class (232g)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2")
76
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
includes focus by touch
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm F900EXR Sports photography details
Panasonic ZS80 Sports photography details
56
amazing zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
comes with phase detect autofocus
sensor size is small (1/2")
not so great battery life (260 per charge)
62
amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
better than average battery power (380 per charge)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm F900EXR as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic ZS80 as a Travel photography camera
66
lighter than average in class (232g)
decent MP (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (25mm)
long zoom (500mm)
no Time Lapse mode
not so great battery life (260 CIPA)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
79
better than average battery power (380 CIPA)
supports bluetooth
includes focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
pretty wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm F900EXR Landscape photography factors
Panasonic ZS80 Landscape photography factors
48
really wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (16MP)
delivers RAW files
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
sensor size is small (1/2")
not so great battery life (260 CIPA)
no Time Lapse mode
63
you can focus manually
pretty wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
exports RAW formats
better than average battery power (380 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm F900EXR
Vlogging with Panasonic ZS80
34
really wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than average in class (232g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no external mic port
74
pretty wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
missing microphone jack
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Fujifilm F900EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm F900EXR and Panasonic ZS80
 Fujifilm FinePix F900EXRPanasonic Lumix DC-ZS80
General Information
Make FujiFilm Panasonic
Model type Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80
Also called - Lumix DC-TZ95
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2013-01-30 2018-02-18
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor EXR II Venus Engine
Sensor type EXRCMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.4 x 4.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 30.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 5184 x 3888
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest boosted ISO 12800 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-500mm (20.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.3 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focusing range 5cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.6 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 920k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,330k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.53x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 secs 4 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Highest silent shutter speed - 1/16000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 11.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.70 m (Wide: 15 cm–3.7 m / Tele: 90 cm–2.4m) 5.60 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 3840 x 2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 232g (0.51 lbs) 327g (0.72 lbs)
Dimensions 105 x 61 x 36mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.4") 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 260 images 380 images
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-50A -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat)) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $380 $448