Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FH25

Portability
86
Imaging
49
Features
70
Overall
57
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 front
Portability
94
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FH25 Key Specs

Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 327g - 112 x 69 x 42mm
  • Released February 2018
  • Other Name is Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Succeeded the Panasonic ZS70
Panasonic FH25
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 159g - 99 x 57 x 28mm
  • Introduced January 2011
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FS35
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FH25 Overview

Below, we will be comparing the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic FH25, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and both are designed by Panasonic. There is a sizeable difference between the resolutions of the ZS80 (20MP) and FH25 (16MP) but they feature the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ZS80 was announced 7 years after the FH25 which is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting through a detailed comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the ZS80 scores versus the FH25 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Panasonic FH25

 ZS80 FH25 
IntroducedFebruary 2018January 2011Newer by 87 months
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1040k230kCrisper screen (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH25 over the Panasonic ZS80

 FH25 ZS80 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic FH25

 ZS80 FH25 

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FH25 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to travel with your camera, you need to think about its weight and measurements. The Panasonic ZS80 enjoys external dimensions of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") with a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FH25 has proportions of 99mm x 57mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") along with a weight of 159 grams (0.35 lbs).

Contrast the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic FH25 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you use at the time. Underneath is the front view scale comparison of the ZS80 against the FH25.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FH25 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the ZS80 and FH25 is 86 and 94 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FH25 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FH25 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be difficult to envision the contrast between sensor dimensions just by reviewing technical specs. The pic underneath will offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the ZS80 and FH25.

As you have seen, both of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same resolution. You should expect the Panasonic ZS80 to offer you greater detail with its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop photographs much more aggressively. The more modern ZS80 will have an advantage in sensor technology.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FH25 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FH25 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FH25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Portrait photography info
Panasonic FH25 Portrait photography info
56
manual focus
megapixel count decent (20MP)
provides face detect autofocus
saves RAW files
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
35
good resolution (16 megapixels)
comes with face detect focusing
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Street photography info
Panasonic FH25 Street photography info
76
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
offers touch to focus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Sports photography details
Panasonic FH25 Sports photography details
62
long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent shutter (1/16,000s)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
better than average battery (380 per charge)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
41
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (4.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Travel photography details
Panasonic FH25 Travel photography details
79
better than average battery (380 per charge)
has bluetooth
offers touch to focus
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
rather wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
65
good resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
doesn't have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FH25 as a Landscape photography camera
63
manual focus
rather wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
saves RAW files
better than average battery (380 CIPA)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
39
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FH25 as a Vlogging camera
74
rather wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
great video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
missing microphone jack
31
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of mic port
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FH25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic FH25
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25
Alternate name Lumix DC-TZ95 Lumix DMC-FS35
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Released 2018-02-18 2011-01-05
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine Venus Engine VI
Sensor type BSI-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 20MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3888 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 6400
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points - 11
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus distance 3cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 2.7"
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology - TFT Screen LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,330 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shooting speed 10.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.60 m (with Auto ISO) 5.80 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
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720p (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 327 gr (0.72 lbs) 159 gr (0.35 lbs)
Dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 99 x 57 x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1")
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 250 images
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Price at launch $448 $180