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Nikon A900 vs Panasonic ZS80

Portability
88
Imaging
46
Features
58
Overall
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Nikon Coolpix A900 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
Portability
86
Imaging
47
Features
70
Overall
56

Nikon A900 vs Panasonic ZS80 Key Specs

Nikon A900
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-840mm (F3.4-6.9) lens
  • 289g - 113 x 67 x 40mm
  • Introduced February 2016
  • Replacement is Nikon A1000
Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Expand to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 327g - 112 x 69 x 42mm
  • Launched February 2018
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Succeeded the Panasonic ZS70
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Nikon A900 vs Panasonic ZS80 Overview

Below, we will be contrasting the Nikon A900 vs Panasonic ZS80, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by companies Nikon and Panasonic. The resolution of the A900 (20MP) and the ZS80 (20MP) is pretty similar and they feature the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The A900 was released 24 months earlier than the ZS80 which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a more detailed comparison, below is a quick summary of how the A900 scores versus the ZS80 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon A900 over the Panasonic ZS80

 A900 ZS80 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Nikon A900

 ZS80 A900 
LaunchedFebruary 2018February 2016More recent by 24 months
Manual focus Dial precise focusing
Screen resolution1040k921kSharper screen (+119k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Nikon A900 and Panasonic ZS80

 A900 ZS80 
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen size

Nikon A900 vs Panasonic ZS80 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to lug around your camera frequently, you have to take into account its weight and size. The Nikon A900 enjoys external dimensions of 113mm x 67mm x 40mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6") and a weight of 289 grams (0.64 lbs) while the Panasonic ZS80 has specifications of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") along with a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs).

Examine the Nikon A900 vs Panasonic ZS80 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Here is the front view physical size comparison of the A900 versus the ZS80.

Nikon A900 vs Panasonic ZS80 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the A900 and ZS80 is 88 and 86 respectively.

Nikon A900 vs Panasonic ZS80 top view buttons comparison

Nikon A900 vs Panasonic ZS80 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is difficult to visualise the gap between sensor measurements simply by going over technical specs. The photograph underneath might provide you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the A900 and ZS80.

As you can tell, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the same exact resolution and you can expect similar quality of images though you will need to factor the launch date of the products into consideration. The older A900 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon A900 vs Panasonic ZS80 sensor size comparison

Nikon A900 vs Panasonic ZS80 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon A900 vs Panasonic ZS80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon A900 Portrait photography details
Panasonic ZS80 Portrait photography details
40
good resolution (20MP)
features face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
54
focusing manually
MP count good (20MP)
features face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Nikon A900 Street photography information
Panasonic ZS80 Street photography information
69
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (289 grams)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
75
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
provides focus via touch
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Nikon A900 Sports photography highlights
Panasonic ZS80 Sports photography highlights
56
excellent zoom range (24-840mm 35.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20MP)
features tracking autofocus
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
61
amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
quiet shooting (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20MP)
features tracking autofocus
good battery power (380 CIPA)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon A900 Travel photography details
Panasonic ZS80 Travel photography details
74
lighter than average (289g)
supports bluetooth
good resolution (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
very long zoom (840mm)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
79
good battery power (380 CIPA)
connects via bluetooth
provides focus via touch
MP count good (20MP)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
quite wide (24mm)
very long reach (720mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon A900 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic ZS80 as a Landscape photography camera
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fairly wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
62
focusing manually
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
exports RAW formats
good battery power (380 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon A900 Vlogging details
Panasonic ZS80 Vlogging details
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fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
lighter than average (289g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
does not have external mic support
73
quite wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
lack of external microphone jack
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Nikon A900 vs Panasonic ZS80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon A900 and Panasonic ZS80
 Nikon Coolpix A900Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Panasonic
Model type Nikon Coolpix A900 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80
Also referred to as - Lumix DC-TZ95
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2016-02-23 2018-02-18
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 20MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3888 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Maximum boosted ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-840mm (35.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.4-6.9 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focusing range 1cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Tilting Tilting
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 921k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,330k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.53x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Highest quiet shutter speed - 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 7.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 6.00 m (at Auto ISO) 5.60 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash modes - Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p, 25p) 3840 x 2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video 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 289 grams (0.64 lbs) 327 grams (0.72 lbs)
Dimensions 113 x 67 x 40mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6") 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 300 pictures 380 pictures
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL12 -
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 secs) Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Storage slots Single Single
Retail cost $400 $448