Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Panasonic ZS80

Portability
59
Imaging
42
Features
57
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
Portability
86
Imaging
49
Features
70
Overall
57

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 Key Specs

Fujifilm HS35EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 687g - 131 x 97 x 126mm
  • Introduced January 2013
  • Superseded the Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • Replacement is Fujifilm HS50 EXR
Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 327g - 112 x 69 x 42mm
  • Released February 2018
  • Also referred to as Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Old Model is Panasonic ZS70
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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 Overview

Following is a extended comparison of the Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Panasonic ZS80, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by brands FujiFilm and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the HS35EXR (16MP) and the ZS80 (20MP) is very comparable but the HS35EXR (1/2") and ZS80 (1/2.3") boast totally different sensor sizing.

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The HS35EXR was unveiled 6 years earlier than the ZS80 which is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras feature different body design with the Fujifilm HS35EXR being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic ZS80 being a Compact camera.

Before getting into a comprehensive comparison, here is a quick view of how the HS35EXR grades versus the ZS80 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm HS35EXR over the Panasonic ZS80

 HS35EXR ZS80 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Fujifilm HS35EXR

 ZS80 HS35EXR 
ReleasedFebruary 2018January 2013More modern by 62 months
Display resolution1040k460kClearer display (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Panasonic ZS80

 HS35EXR ZS80 
Manual focus Dial precise focus
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display size3"3"Same display measurement

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry around your camera often, you should factor in its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm HS35EXR provides outer dimensions of 131mm x 97mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") accompanied by a weight of 687 grams (1.51 lbs) and the Panasonic ZS80 has dimensions of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") and a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the HS35EXR against the ZS80.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the HS35EXR and ZS80 is 59 and 86 respectively.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its tough to see the gap in sensor sizes simply by going through a spec sheet. The picture here will provide you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the HS35EXR and ZS80.

Clearly, the 2 cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The HS35EXR with its larger sensor will make getting shallow DOF easier and the Panasonic ZS80 will provide extra detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop images a good deal more aggressively. The more aged HS35EXR will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm HS35EXR
Portrait photography with Panasonic ZS80
57
you can focus manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
provides face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats
sensor size is very small (1/2")
56
focusing manually
decent MP (20MP)
features face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR as a Street photography camera
Panasonic ZS80 as a Street photography camera
55
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
sensor size is very small (1/2")
heavier than others (687 grams)
76
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
provides touch to focus
sensor is small (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Sports photography advice
Panasonic ZS80 Sports photography advice
56
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
good battery life (600 per charge)
sensor size is very small (1/2")
no phase detect autofocus
62
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20MP)
features tracking autofocus
good battery life (380 CIPA)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Travel photography advice
Panasonic ZS80 Travel photography advice
54
good battery life (600 per charge)
good resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
heavier than others (687 grams)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
79
good battery life (380 per charge)
supports bluetooth
provides touch to focus
decent MP (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
rather wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic ZS80 as a Landscape photography camera
54
you can focus manually
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
delivers RAW formats
good battery life (600 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is very small (1/2")
does not have Time Lapse mode
63
focusing manually
rather wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20MP)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (380 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Vlogging features
Panasonic ZS80 Vlogging features
26
quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have external mic jack
heavier than others (687 grams)
74
rather wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have external mic support
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Panasonic ZS80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm HS35EXR and Panasonic ZS80
 Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXRPanasonic Lumix DC-ZS80
General Information
Company FujiFilm Panasonic
Model Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80
Otherwise known as - Lumix DC-TZ95
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2013-01-07 2018-02-18
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by EXR Venus Engine
Sensor type EXRCMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.4 x 4.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 30.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 5184 x 3888
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest enhanced ISO 12800 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focus distance 1cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.6 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Tilting
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology TFT color LCD monitor with Sunny Day mode -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,330 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.53x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Fastest silent shutter speed - 1/16000s
Continuous shutter rate 11.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.10 m (Wide: 30cm - 7.1m / Tele: 2.0m - 3.8m ) 5.60 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash options 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
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (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 file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 687 gr (1.51 lbs) 327 gr (0.72 lbs)
Physical dimensions 131 x 97 x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 600 photos 380 photos
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W126 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat)) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Card slots One One
Price at release $380 $448