Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS15

Portability
86
Imaging
49
Features
70
Overall
57
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 front
Portability
92
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS15 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
  • Announced February 2018
  • Also referred to as Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Old Model is Panasonic ZS70
Panasonic ZS15
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-384mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 208g - 105 x 58 x 33mm
  • Released June 2012
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-TZ25
  • Updated by Panasonic ZS20
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS15 Overview

Here, we will be reviewing the Panasonic ZS80 versus Panasonic ZS15, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are built by Panasonic. There is a sizeable difference between the sensor resolutions of the ZS80 (20MP) and ZS15 (12MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The ZS80 was released 5 years later than the ZS15 and that is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a in-depth comparison, here is a concise view of how the ZS80 scores vs the ZS15 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Panasonic ZS15

 ZS80 ZS15 
ReleasedFebruary 2018June 2012Fresher by 69 months
Manually focus More precise focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1040k460kSharper screen (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS15 over the Panasonic ZS80

 ZS15 ZS80 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic ZS15

 ZS80 ZS15 
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurement

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS15 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry your camera, you'll need to consider its weight and size. The Panasonic ZS80 offers physical measurements of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") along with a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs) whilst the Panasonic ZS15 has specifications of 105mm x 58mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") along with a weight of 208 grams (0.46 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are using at that time. Here is a front view overall size comparison of the ZS80 compared to the ZS15.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS15 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the ZS80 and ZS15 is 86 and 92 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS15 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS15 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is difficult to imagine the gap between sensor sizing purely by checking specs. The visual here will help provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the ZS80 and ZS15.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You should expect the Panasonic ZS80 to give you extra detail as a result of its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also help you crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The newer ZS80 should have an advantage in sensor tech.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS15 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS15 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS15 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Portrait photography info
Panasonic ZS15 Portrait photography info
56
has manual focus
good MP (20 megapixels)
comes with face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
22
no manual focus
cannot use external flash
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic ZS15 as a Street photography camera
76
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
supports focus via touch
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (208 grams)
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic ZS15 as a Sports photography camera
62
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20MP)
comes with tracking focus
good battery power (380 shots)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
37
excellent zoom range (24-384mm 16.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking focus
max frames per second very slow (2.0 frames per second)
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (260 shots)
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic ZS15 Travel photography highlights
79
good battery power (380 shots)
has bluetooth
supports focus via touch
good MP (20MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
decently wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
61
lighter than competition in class (208g)
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
very long zoom (384mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
bad battery pack (260 shots)
low MP (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Landscape photography info
Panasonic ZS15 Landscape photography info
63
has manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20MP)
exports RAW formats
good battery power (380 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
37
quite wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
bad battery pack (260 shots)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic ZS80
Vlogging with Panasonic ZS15
74
decently wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
missing microphone port
33
quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (208g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have microphone port
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS15 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic ZS15
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
Also Known as Lumix DC-TZ95 Lumix DMC-TZ25
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2018-02-18 2012-06-29
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor 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
Peak resolution 5184 x 3888 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Highest enhanced ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 23
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-384mm (16.0x)
Max aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 1,040k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,330k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 15 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Max quiet shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.60 m (with Auto ISO) 6.40 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 Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB 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) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone 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 grams (0.72 lbs) 208 grams (0.46 lbs)
Physical dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 105 x 58 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3")
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 260 images
Form of battery 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 1 1
Retail price $448 $279