Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FZ200

Portability
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Imaging
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Features
70
Overall
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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 front
Portability
65
Imaging
37
Features
64
Overall
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FZ200 Key Specs

Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Raise 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
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Replaced the Panasonic ZS70
Panasonic FZ200
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Expand to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8) lens
  • 588g - 125 x 87 x 110mm
  • Launched July 2012
  • Earlier Model is Panasonic FZ100
  • Updated by Panasonic FZ300
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FZ200 Overview

Lets take a closer look at the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic FZ200, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both are sold by Panasonic. There exists a sizeable gap among the sensor resolutions of the ZS80 (20MP) and FZ200 (12MP) but they use the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The ZS80 was introduced 5 years later than the FZ200 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Panasonic ZS80 being a Compact camera and the Panasonic FZ200 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before we go in to a complete comparison, below is a brief summary of how the ZS80 matches up against the FZ200 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Panasonic FZ200

 ZS80 FZ200 
LaunchedFebruary 2018July 2012More recent by 69 months
Screen resolution1040k460kSharper screen (+580k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ200 over the Panasonic ZS80

 FZ200 ZS80 
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic FZ200

 ZS80 FZ200 
Focus manually More accurate focus
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen dimensions
Selfie screen Both good for selfies

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FZ200 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to lug around your camera frequently, you will need to take into account its weight and size. The Panasonic ZS80 comes with 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) while the Panasonic FZ200 has specifications of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") with a weight of 588 grams (1.30 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you choose during that time. Here is the front view measurements comparison of the ZS80 compared to the FZ200.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FZ200 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the ZS80 and FZ200 is 86 and 65 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FZ200 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FZ200 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's tough to picture the difference in sensor measurements just by researching a spec sheet. The visual below might offer you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the ZS80 and FZ200.

Clearly, each of these cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You should expect the Panasonic ZS80 to render greater detail using its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop pictures a little more aggressively. The fresher ZS80 should have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FZ200 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FZ200 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FZ200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic FZ200 Portrait photography highlights
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has manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
has face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
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manual focus
flash sync speed is above average (1/4,000 seconds)
provides face detect focusing
exports RAW files
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic ZS80
Street photography with Panasonic FZ200
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screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
includes touch to focus
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
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screen articulates
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
heavier than others (588 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Sports photography highlights
Panasonic FZ200 Sports photography highlights
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long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
has tracking focus
good battery life (380 per charge)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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great zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
better than average battery power (540 shots)
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic FZ200 as a Travel photography camera
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good battery life (380 shots)
has bluetooth
includes touch to focus
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
rather wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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better than average battery power (540 CIPA)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
decently wide (25mm)
very long zoom (600mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
heavier than others (588g)
low MP (12 megapixels)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic ZS80
Landscape photography with Panasonic FZ200
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has manual focus
rather wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (380 CIPA)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
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manual focus
decently wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
better than average battery power (540 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FZ200 as a Vlogging camera
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rather wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focusing
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no microphone support
63
decently wide (25mm)
selfie friendly screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes mic support
slow max aperture (f2.8)
heavier than others (588 grams)
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic FZ200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic FZ200
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
Also referred to as Lumix DC-TZ95 -
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2018-02-18 2012-07-18
Physical type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine Venus Engine VII FHD
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 megapixels 12 megapixels
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 3200
Highest boosted ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 23
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 25-600mm (24.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/2.8
Macro focus distance 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Tilting Fully Articulated
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 1,040k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology - Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,330k dots 1,312k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames per sec 12.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.60 m (with Auto ISO) 13.50 m
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 Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/4000 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (240, 120, 30, 25 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 327 grams (0.72 pounds) 588 grams (1.30 pounds)
Dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 125 x 87 x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 37
DXO Color Depth score not tested 19.1
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.8
DXO Low light score not tested 114
Other
Battery life 380 photographs 540 photographs
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $448 $499