Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZR1

Portability
86
Imaging
49
Features
70
Overall
57
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 front
Portability
94
Imaging
36
Features
17
Overall
28

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZR1 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
  • Released February 2018
  • Other Name is Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Succeeded the Panasonic ZS70
Panasonic ZR1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-200mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 158g - 98 x 55 x 26mm
  • Announced July 2009
  • Also referred to as Lumix DMC-ZX1
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZR1 Overview

Its time to take a more detailed look at the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic ZR1, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and both are designed by Panasonic. There exists a noticeable gap between the sensor resolutions of the ZS80 (20MP) and ZR1 (12MP) but both cameras have the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The ZS80 was revealed 8 years after the ZR1 which is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a quick summary of how the ZS80 matches up versus the ZR1 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Panasonic ZR1

 ZS80 ZR1 
AnnouncedFebruary 2018July 2009More modern by 105 months
Manual focus More accurate focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1040k230kClearer screen (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZR1 over the Panasonic ZS80

 ZR1 ZS80 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic ZR1

 ZS80 ZR1 

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZR1 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry around your camera, you have to factor its weight and proportions. The Panasonic ZS80 provides outer measurements of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") and a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs) and the Panasonic ZR1 has measurements of 98mm x 55mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0") with a weight of 158 grams (0.35 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are working with at that time. Below is a front view proportions comparison of the ZS80 vs the ZR1.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZR1 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the ZS80 and ZR1 is 86 and 94 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZR1 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZR1 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's hard to visualise the difference between sensor sizes just by reading specifications. The image here may offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the ZS80 and ZR1.

To sum up, both of those cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same MP. You can expect the Panasonic ZS80 to deliver extra detail because of its extra 8MP. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop pictures more aggressively. The newer ZS80 is going to have an edge in sensor innovation.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZR1 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZR1 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZR1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic ZR1 as a Portrait photography camera
56
you can focus manually
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
supports face detect focusing
saves RAW files
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
21
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic ZR1 as a Street photography camera
76
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
comes with focus via touch
sensor is small (1/2.3")
56
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Sports photography advice
Panasonic ZR1 Sports photography advice
62
long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent shutter (1/16,000s)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
great battery (380 CIPA)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
26
image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Travel photography information
Panasonic ZR1 Travel photography information
79
great battery (380 per charge)
supports bluetooth
comes with focus via touch
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
really wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
58
has built in flash
rather wide (25mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
MP count low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic ZR1 as a Landscape photography camera
63
you can focus manually
really wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
saves RAW files
great battery (380 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
32
rather wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual exposure
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Vlogging info
Panasonic ZR1 Vlogging info
74
really wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
missing microphone support
29
rather wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic port
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZR1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic ZR1
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1
Also called Lumix DC-TZ95 Lumix DMC-ZX1
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Released 2018-02-18 2009-07-27
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine Venus Engine V
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 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 5184 x 3888 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 3200 6400
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points - 11
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 25-200mm (8.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus distance 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 1,040 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,330 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Max silent shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shutter speed 10.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.60 m (with Auto ISO) 5.10 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
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video 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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 327g (0.72 pounds) 158g (0.35 pounds)
Physical dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 98 x 55 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
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