Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS35

Portability
86
Imaging
49
Features
70
Overall
57
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35 front
Portability
89
Imaging
42
Features
50
Overall
45

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS35 Key Specs

Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Increase 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
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Older Model is Panasonic ZS70
Panasonic ZS35
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-480mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 305g - 107 x 62 x 32mm
  • Launched January 2014
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-TZ55
  • Succeeded the Panasonic ZS30
  • Updated by Panasonic ZS40
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS35 Overview

Here is a detailed review of the Panasonic ZS80 versus Panasonic ZS35, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are offered by Panasonic. There is a big difference between the sensor resolutions of the ZS80 (20MP) and ZS35 (16MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The ZS80 was revealed 4 years later than the ZS35 and that is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a full comparison, here is a concise view of how the ZS80 grades vs the ZS35 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Panasonic ZS35

 ZS80 ZS35 
LaunchedFebruary 2018January 2014Fresher by 51 months
Manually focus More precise focus
Screen resolution1040k460kCrisper screen (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS35 over the Panasonic ZS80

 ZS35 ZS80 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic ZS35

 ZS80 ZS35 
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS35 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to carry your camera regularly, you should factor its weight and measurements. The Panasonic ZS80 offers physical dimensions of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") with a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs) and the Panasonic ZS35 has proportions of 107mm x 62mm x 32mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 305 grams (0.67 lbs).

Take a look at the Panasonic ZS80 versus Panasonic ZS35 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you select at the time. The following is a front view scale comparison of the ZS80 compared to the ZS35.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS35 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the ZS80 and ZS35 is 86 and 89 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS35 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS35 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is hard to visualize the contrast between sensor sizing merely by reviewing specifications. The visual underneath will offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the ZS80 and ZS35.

Plainly, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different MP. You should expect the Panasonic ZS80 to deliver more detail because of its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop photographs a bit more aggressively. The more modern ZS80 provides an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS35 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS35 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS35 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Portrait photography info
Panasonic ZS35 Portrait photography info
56
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
offers face detection focus
saves RAW files
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
38
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
features face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Street photography information
Panasonic ZS35 Street photography information
76
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
supports touch to focus
sensor is small (1/2.3")
68
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (305 grams)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic ZS35 as a Sports photography camera
62
incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
offers tracking autofocus
great battery (380 per charge)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
54
excellent zoom range (24-480mm 20.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Travel photography features
Panasonic ZS35 Travel photography features
79
great battery (380 shots)
connects via bluetooth
supports touch to focus
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
pretty wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
69
lighter than average in class (305g)
MP count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (24mm)
long reach (480mm)
no Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Landscape photography features
Panasonic ZS35 Landscape photography features
63
focusing manually
pretty wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
saves RAW files
great battery (380 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
45
reasonably wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Vlogging advice
Panasonic ZS35 Vlogging advice
74
pretty wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
no external mic support
34
reasonably wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than average in class (305 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
no external mic support
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS35 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic ZS35
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35
Also Known as Lumix DC-TZ95 Lumix DMC-TZ55
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2018-02-18 2014-01-06
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
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 20 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3888 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points - 21
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-480mm (20.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focusing distance 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Tilting Tilting
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 1,040 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology - TFT LCD (180 degree tilt) with AR coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,330 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Highest silent shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shooting rate 10.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.60 m (with Auto ISO) 6.00 m
Flash options Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 327 gr (0.72 lb) 305 gr (0.67 lb)
Physical dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 107 x 62 x 32mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 380 images -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Launch pricing $448 $300