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Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS80

Portability
67
Imaging
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Features
39
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
Portability
86
Imaging
47
Features
70
Overall
56

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS80 Key Specs

Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Introduced January 2012
Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • 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
  • Announced February 2018
  • Also Known as Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Replaced the Panasonic ZS70
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS80 Overview

Here is a thorough review of the Fujifilm SL300 versus Panasonic ZS80, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Panasonic. There exists a huge gap among the image resolutions of the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) and ZS80 (20MP) but both cameras have the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm SL300 was manufactured 7 years prior to the ZS80 and that is a fairly significant gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras have different body design with the Fujifilm SL300 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic ZS80 being a Compact camera.

Before getting right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the Fujifilm SL300 grades against the ZS80 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Panasonic ZS80

 Fujifilm SL300 ZS80 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Fujifilm SL300

 ZS80 Fujifilm SL300 
AnnouncedFebruary 2018January 2012Fresher by 74 months
Manual focus More exact focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1040k460kSharper display (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm SL300 and Panasonic ZS80

 Fujifilm SL300 ZS80 
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display dimensions

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS80 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry your camera often, you'll have to factor in its weight and size. The Fujifilm SL300 enjoys physical measurements of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") with a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs) while the Panasonic ZS80 has specifications of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") with a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs).

Analyze the Fujifilm SL300 versus Panasonic ZS80 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are employing at the time. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the Fujifilm SL300 vs the ZS80.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS80 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm SL300 and ZS80 is 67 and 86 respectively.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS80 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS80 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very hard to envision the gap in sensor sizing simply by checking out technical specs. The photograph here will provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm SL300 and ZS80.

As you have seen, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Panasonic ZS80 to provide extra detail due to its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will let you crop photos a bit more aggressively. The older Fujifilm SL300 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS80 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS80 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm SL300
Portrait photography with Panasonic ZS80
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MP count good (14 megapixels)
features face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
54
you can focus manually
good resolution (20 megapixels)
offers face detection focus
supports RAW files
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm SL300
Street photography with Panasonic ZS80
43
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
more heavy than competition in class (510g)
75
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
features focus by touch
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography features
Panasonic ZS80 Sports photography features
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incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
features tracking autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
quiet shutter (1/16,000s)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20MP)
offers tracking autofocus
great battery pack (380 shots)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography info
Panasonic ZS80 Travel photography info
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MP count good (14MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition in class (510 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.1)
79
great battery pack (380 shots)
connects via bluetooth
features focus by touch
good resolution (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
decently wide (24mm)
great zoom (720mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic ZS80 as a Landscape photography camera
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quite wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
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you can focus manually
decently wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
supports RAW files
great battery pack (380 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic ZS80 as a Vlogging camera
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quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection autofocus
slow max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external microphone jack
more heavy than competition in class (510g)
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decently wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
does not have external mic port
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm SL300 and Panasonic ZS80
 Fujifilm FinePix SL300Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Panasonic
Model Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80
Also called as - Lumix DC-TZ95
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4288 x 3216 5184 x 3888
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Max enhanced ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Max aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focus range 2cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 460k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,330k dot
Viewfinder coverage 97 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.53x
Features
Min shutter speed 8 seconds 4 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Max quiet shutter speed - 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in 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 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
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported 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)
Max video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video data format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 510 gr (1.12 pounds) 327 gr (0.72 pounds)
Physical 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 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 300 pictures 380 pictures
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-85 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Storage slots Single Single
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