Fujifilm XP80 vs Panasonic ZS8

Portability
93
Imaging
42
Features
35
Overall
39
Fujifilm XP80 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 front
Portability
92
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38

Fujifilm XP80 vs Panasonic ZS8 Key Specs

Fujifilm XP80
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 179g - 104 x 67 x 26mm
  • Released January 2015
  • Succeeded the Fujifilm XP70
  • Successor is Fujifilm XP90
Panasonic ZS8
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-384mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 210g - 105 x 58 x 33mm
  • Announced July 2011
  • Also referred to as Lumix DMC-TZ18
  • Previous Model is Panasonic ZS7
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Fujifilm XP80 vs Panasonic ZS8 Overview

Here, we are contrasting the Fujifilm XP80 and Panasonic ZS8, one is a Waterproof and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by manufacturers FujiFilm and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm XP80 (16MP) and the ZS8 (14MP) is fairly similar and both cameras provide the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm XP80 was released 3 years after the ZS8 which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the Fujifilm XP80 matches up versus the ZS8 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XP80 over the Panasonic ZS8

 Fujifilm XP80 ZS8 
AnnouncedJanuary 2015July 2011Newer by 43 months
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS8 over the Fujifilm XP80

 ZS8 Fujifilm XP80 
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Common features in the Fujifilm XP80 and Panasonic ZS8

 Fujifilm XP80 ZS8 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly display Absent Touch friendly display

Fujifilm XP80 vs Panasonic ZS8 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to travel with your camera, you should factor its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm XP80 enjoys external dimensions of 104mm x 67mm x 26mm (4.1" x 2.6" x 1.0") having a weight of 179 grams (0.39 lbs) whilst the Panasonic ZS8 has measurements of 105mm x 58mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 210 grams (0.46 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm XP80 and Panasonic ZS8 in the latest 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 at that time. Underneath is a front view sizing comparison of the Fujifilm XP80 versus the ZS8.

Fujifilm XP80 vs Panasonic ZS8 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm XP80 and ZS8 is 93 and 92 respectively.

Fujifilm XP80 vs Panasonic ZS8 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XP80 vs Panasonic ZS8 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be tough to imagine the gap between sensor dimensions merely by going over a spec sheet. The pic below may give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm XP80 and ZS8.

Clearly, the 2 cameras come with the identical sensor size but different MP. You should anticipate the Fujifilm XP80 to deliver more detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The newer Fujifilm XP80 provides an advantage in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm XP80 vs Panasonic ZS8 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XP80 vs Panasonic ZS8 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XP80 vs Panasonic ZS8 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XP80 Portrait photography details
Panasonic ZS8 Portrait photography details
36
decent MP (16MP)
features face detection focus
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
30
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XP80 Street photography info
Panasonic ZS8 Street photography info
63
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (210g)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XP80 Sports photography factors
Panasonic ZS8 Sports photography factors
46
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
weather sealing
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
not so great battery pack (210 per charge)
does not have phase detect auto focus
47
long zoom range (24-384mm 16.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14MP)
comes with tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XP80 Travel photography information
Panasonic ZS8 Travel photography information
65
weather sealing
decent MP (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
rather wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse function
not so great battery pack (210 shots)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.9)
69
lighter than average (210g)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
very long reach (384mm)
no Time Lapse recording
does not feature selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XP80 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic ZS8 Landscape photography advice
41
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (16MP)
weather sealing
no manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
not so great battery pack (210 CIPA)
no Time Lapse function
44
relatively wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XP80 Vlogging features
Panasonic ZS8 Vlogging features
34
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
no external mic jack
30
relatively wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (210 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not feature selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
no mic jack
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Fujifilm XP80 vs Panasonic ZS8 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XP80 and Panasonic ZS8
 Fujifilm XP80Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Panasonic
Model type Fujifilm XP80 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8
Alternate name - Lumix DMC-TZ18
Class Waterproof Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2015-01-14 2011-07-19
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Venus Engine FHD
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points - 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 24-384mm (16.0x)
Max aperture f/3.9-4.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 9cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 460k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.40 m (with Auto ISO) 5.00 m
Flash modes Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AEB
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 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format H.264 MPEG-4
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 179 gr (0.39 lbs) 210 gr (0.46 lbs)
Physical dimensions 104 x 67 x 26mm (4.1" x 2.6" x 1.0") 105 x 58 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 210 photographs 340 photographs
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-45S -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, group) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail pricing $149 $275