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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic 3D1

Portability
86
Imaging
47
Features
70
Overall
56
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 front
Portability
93
Imaging
36
Features
36
Overall
36

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic 3D1 Key Specs

Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Push 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 referred to as Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Replaced the Panasonic ZS70
Panasonic 3D1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.9-5.7) lens
  • 193g - 108 x 58 x 24mm
  • Announced November 2011
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic 3D1 Overview

Following is a comprehensive overview of the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic 3D1, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and they are both sold by Panasonic. There is a crucial difference between the resolutions of the ZS80 (20MP) and 3D1 (12MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The ZS80 was brought out 6 years after the 3D1 which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a full comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the ZS80 matches up against the 3D1 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Panasonic 3D1

 ZS80 3D1 
AnnouncedFebruary 2018November 2011More modern by 77 months
Manually focus More exact focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1040k460kSharper screen (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Panasonic 3D1 over the Panasonic ZS80

 3D1 ZS80 
Screen dimensions3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic 3D1

 ZS80 3D1 
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic 3D1 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry around your camera frequently, you are going to need to think about its weight and proportions. The Panasonic ZS80 features physical measurements of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") with a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs) while the Panasonic 3D1 has measurements of 108mm x 58mm x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9") having a weight of 193 grams (0.43 lbs).

Analyze the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic 3D1 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you choose at that time. The following is a front view size comparison of the ZS80 versus the 3D1.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic 3D1 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the ZS80 and 3D1 is 86 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic 3D1 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic 3D1 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be tough to picture the difference between sensor sizes purely by reading through specs. The picture underneath might offer you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the ZS80 and 3D1.

All in all, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different resolution. You should expect the Panasonic ZS80 to give greater detail having its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop shots a bit more aggressively. The fresher ZS80 provides a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic 3D1 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic 3D1 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic 3D1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic ZS80
Portrait photography with Panasonic 3D1
54
you can focus manually
MP count good (20 megapixels)
features face detection autofocus
supports RAW files
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
27
features face detection focus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Street photography information
Panasonic 3D1 Street photography information
75
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
comes with focus by touch
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
boasts touch to focus
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic 3D1 as a Sports photography camera
61
incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
quiet shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
better than average battery pack (380 per charge)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
30
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking autofocus
low max shutter speed (1/1,300s)
lack of shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
not so great battery (200 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Travel photography information
Panasonic 3D1 Travel photography information
79
better than average battery pack (380 shots)
has bluetooth
comes with focus by touch
MP count good (20MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
decently wide (24mm)
great zoom (720mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
59
boasts touch to focus
built-in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
not so great battery (200 per charge)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic 3D1 as a Landscape photography camera
62
you can focus manually
decently wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20MP)
supports RAW files
better than average battery pack (380 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
36
pretty wide (25mm)
lovely big screen (3.5")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
manual exposure not possible
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
not so great battery (200 per charge)
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic ZS80
Vlogging with Panasonic 3D1
73
decently wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
built-in touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have external microphone support
34
pretty wide (25mm)
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
missing external mic jack
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic 3D1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic 3D1
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1
Also called as Lumix DC-TZ95 -
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2018-02-18 2011-11-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS 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 20 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5184 x 3888 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points - 23
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.9-5.7
Macro focus distance 3cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3.5"
Resolution of screen 1,040 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology - TFT Full Touch Screen with AR coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,330 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1300s
Maximum silent shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shooting speed 10.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.60 m (with Auto ISO) 3.50 m
Flash settings Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
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), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, Motion JPEG
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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 327g (0.72 pounds) 193g (0.43 pounds)
Physical dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 108 x 58 x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9")
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 380 images 200 images
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $448 $670