Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FP1

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1 front

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FP1 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
  • Introduced February 2018
  • Also referred to as Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Previous Model is Panasonic ZS70
Panasonic FP1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 151g - 99 x 59 x 19mm
  • Revealed January 2010
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FP1 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic FP1, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Ultracompact and both are sold by Panasonic. There exists a sizable gap among the sensor resolutions of the ZS80 (20MP) and FP1 (12MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The ZS80 was introduced 8 years later than the FP1 and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras have different body design with the Panasonic ZS80 being a Compact camera and the Panasonic FP1 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before delving into a full comparison, here is a brief view of how the ZS80 scores vs the FP1 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Panasonic FP1

 ZS80 FP1 
RevealedFebruary 2018January 2010More recent by 99 months
Focus manually Very exact focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1040k230kCrisper screen (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP1 over the Panasonic ZS80

 FP1 ZS80 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic FP1

 ZS80 FP1 

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FP1 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to lug around your camera frequently, you're going to have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic ZS80 features outside dimensions 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 FP1 has dimensions of 99mm x 59mm x 19mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") with a weight of 151 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you select at that time. Below is a front view proportions comparison of the ZS80 versus the FP1.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FP1 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the ZS80 and FP1 is 86 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FP1 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FP1 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is hard to envision the gap in sensor measurements merely by going through specs. The photograph underneath should give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the ZS80 and FP1.

All in all, both of those cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same resolution. You can expect the Panasonic ZS80 to provide extra detail using its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop pictures a bit more aggressively. The newer ZS80 is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FP1 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FP1 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FP1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic FP1 Portrait photography highlights
focusing manually
megapixel count decent (20MP)
provides face detect autofocus
saves RAW formats
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Street photography highlights
Panasonic FP1 Street photography highlights
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
comes with touch to focus
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
more heavy than others in class (151 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Sports photography highlights
Panasonic FP1 Sports photography highlights
long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
provides tracking focus
good battery (380 CIPA)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
has image stabilization (Optical)
painfully slow continuous shooting (6.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Travel photography info
Panasonic FP1 Travel photography info
good battery (380 shots)
supports bluetooth
comes with touch to focus
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
really wide (24mm)
very long reach (720mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than others in class (151g)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic ZS80
Landscape photography with Panasonic FP1
focusing manually
really wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
saves RAW formats
good battery (380 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
manual mode not possible
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Vlogging details
Panasonic FP1 Vlogging details
really wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have microphone jack
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone jack
more heavy than others in class (151g)
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FP1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic FP1
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1
Also called as Lumix DC-TZ95 -
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Ultracompact
Introduced 2018-02-18 2010-01-06
Body design Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine Venus Engine IV
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5184 x 3888 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points - 9
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 35-140mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focus range 3cm 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 1,040k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,330k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Lowest shutter speed 4 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames/s 6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.60 m (with Auto ISO) 4.90 m (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 Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Wireless Built-In None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 327g (0.72 pounds) 151g (0.33 pounds)
Physical dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 99 x 59 x 19mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7")
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
Battery life 380 photos -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $448 $153