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Fujifilm SL240 vs Panasonic ZS80

Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38
Fujifilm FinePix SL240 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
Portability
86
Imaging
48
Features
70
Overall
56

Fujifilm SL240 vs Panasonic ZS80 Key Specs

Fujifilm SL240
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Raise to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-576mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Announced January 2012
Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Boost 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
  • Other Name is Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Older Model is Panasonic ZS70
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Fujifilm SL240 vs Panasonic ZS80 Overview

Its time to look a bit more in depth at the Fujifilm SL240 versus Panasonic ZS80, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Panasonic. There is a big difference among the image resolutions of the Fujifilm SL240 (14MP) and ZS80 (20MP) but they come with the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm SL240 was released 7 years earlier than the ZS80 and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras offer different body type with the Fujifilm SL240 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic ZS80 being a Compact camera.

Before we go in to a in depth comparison, below is a brief summation of how the Fujifilm SL240 matches up vs the ZS80 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL240 over the Panasonic ZS80

 Fujifilm SL240 ZS80 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Fujifilm SL240

 ZS80 Fujifilm SL240 
IntroducedFebruary 2018January 2012Fresher by 74 months
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1040k460kCrisper screen (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm SL240 and Panasonic ZS80

 Fujifilm SL240 ZS80 
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen measurement

Fujifilm SL240 vs Panasonic ZS80 Physical Comparison

If you're going to carry your camera frequently, you will have to think about its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm SL240 offers outside measurements of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") having a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs) while the Panasonic ZS80 has measurements of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") having a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs).

Examine the Fujifilm SL240 versus Panasonic ZS80 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have attached during that time. Underneath is the front view dimension comparison of the Fujifilm SL240 versus the ZS80.

Fujifilm SL240 vs Panasonic ZS80 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm SL240 and ZS80 is 67 and 86 respectively.

Fujifilm SL240 vs Panasonic ZS80 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm SL240 vs Panasonic ZS80 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very hard to picture the gap in sensor sizing just by seeing technical specs. The photograph below will give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm SL240 and ZS80.

As you can tell, both of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different megapixels. You should count on the Panasonic ZS80 to produce more detail as a result of its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop pictures a little more aggressively. The older Fujifilm SL240 will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm SL240 vs Panasonic ZS80 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm SL240 vs Panasonic ZS80 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm SL240 vs Panasonic ZS80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm SL240 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic ZS80 as a Portrait photography camera
38
megapixel count decent (14MP)
provides face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
55
you can focus manually
MP count good (20MP)
comes with face detection focusing
exports RAW files
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm SL240
Street photography with Panasonic ZS80
43
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
more heavy than competitors (510 grams)
76
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
boasts focus by touch
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm SL240 Sports photography features
Panasonic ZS80 Sports photography features
47
amazing zoom range (24-576mm 24.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
provides tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
61
long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
quiet mode (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
better than average battery power (380 CIPA)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm SL240 Travel photography information
Panasonic ZS80 Travel photography information
54
megapixel count decent (14MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (24mm)
great zoom (576mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
more heavy than competitors (510 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
79
better than average battery power (380 CIPA)
connects via bluetooth
boasts focus by touch
MP count good (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
decently wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm SL240 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic ZS80 Landscape photography factors
41
rather wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
62
you can focus manually
decently wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20MP)
exports RAW files
better than average battery power (380 shots)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm SL240 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic ZS80 as a Vlogging camera
24
rather wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection focusing
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external microphone port
more heavy than competitors (510 grams)
74
decently wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
missing external mic jack
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Fujifilm SL240 vs Panasonic ZS80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm SL240 and Panasonic ZS80
 Fujifilm FinePix SL240Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Panasonic
Model Fujifilm FinePix SL240 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80
Also called as - Lumix DC-TZ95
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2012-01-05 2018-02-18
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4288 x 3216 5184 x 3888
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Highest boosted ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-576mm (24.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focus range 2cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 460 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,330 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 97% 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.53x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 secs 4 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Highest quiet shutter speed - 1/16000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm�7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m�3.6 m) 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
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 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 1280x720 3840x2160
Video data format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 510 gr (1.12 pounds) 327 gr (0.72 pounds)
Dimensions 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 300 images 380 images
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-85 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $280 $448