Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS50

Portability
86
Imaging
49
Features
70
Overall
57
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 front
Portability
90
Imaging
38
Features
57
Overall
45

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS50 Key Specs

Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • 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
  • Revealed February 2018
  • Other Name is Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Superseded the Panasonic ZS70
Panasonic ZS50
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 243g - 111 x 65 x 34mm
  • Revealed January 2015
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-TZ70
  • Succeeded the Panasonic ZS45
  • Successor is Panasonic ZS60
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS50 Overview

Here, we are reviewing the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic ZS50, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and they are both designed by Panasonic. There exists a crucial gap between the resolutions of the ZS80 (20MP) and ZS50 (12MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The ZS80 was introduced 3 years later than the ZS50 and that is quite a serious gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a simple synopsis of how the ZS80 matches up vs the ZS50 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Panasonic ZS50

 ZS80 ZS50 
RevealedFebruary 2018January 2015Fresher by 38 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS50 over the Panasonic ZS80

 ZS50 ZS80 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic ZS50

 ZS80 ZS50 
Focus manually More precise focus
Display size3"3"Same display size
Display resolution1040k1040kEqual display resolution

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS50 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry your camera, you will want to take into account its weight and proportions. The Panasonic ZS80 has outer dimensions of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") along with a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs) and the Panasonic ZS50 has measurements of 111mm x 65mm x 34mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3") along with a weight of 243 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilising at that time. Here is a front view physical size comparison of the ZS80 vs the ZS50.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS50 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the ZS80 and ZS50 is 86 and 90 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS50 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS50 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very hard to picture the contrast between sensor sizing just by looking at technical specs. The photograph underneath should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the ZS80 and ZS50.

As you can tell, both of those cameras come with the identical sensor size but different megapixels. You should anticipate the Panasonic ZS80 to resolve extra detail using its extra 8MP. Greater resolution will also let you crop images a good deal more aggressively. The more recent ZS80 should have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS50 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS50 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic ZS50 Portrait photography highlights
56
manual focus
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
features face detect focus
exports RAW formats
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
42
focusing manually
includes face detect focus
supports RAW files
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Street photography features
Panasonic ZS50 Street photography features
76
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
offers focus via touch
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
68
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
lighter than competition in class (243g)
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic ZS80
Sports photography with Panasonic ZS50
62
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
features tracking focus
good battery power (380 per charge)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
44
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking focus
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Travel photography factors
Panasonic ZS50 Travel photography factors
79
good battery power (380 CIPA)
has bluetooth
offers focus via touch
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
pretty wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
66
lighter than competition in class (243g)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
does not have selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic ZS50 as a Landscape photography camera
63
manual focus
pretty wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
exports RAW formats
good battery power (380 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
51
focusing manually
decently wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Vlogging advice
Panasonic ZS50 Vlogging advice
74
pretty wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
touch screen
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
missing mic jack
34
decently wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition in class (243g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly display
lack of mic jack
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic ZS50
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
Otherwise known as Lumix DC-TZ95 Lumix DMC-TZ70
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2018-02-18 2015-01-06
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine -
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 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
Peak resolution 5184 x 3888 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Highest enhanced ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points - 23
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focus distance 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,330 thousand dot 1,166 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x 0.46x
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Max quiet shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.60 m (with Auto ISO) 6.40 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
AE 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) 1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/30p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic input
Headphone input
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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 327g (0.72 lbs) 243g (0.54 lbs)
Physical dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 111 x 65 x 34mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 44
DXO Color Depth score not tested 20.0
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 11.2
DXO Low light score not tested 138
Other
Battery life 380 photographs 300 photographs
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $448 $350