Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS70

Portability
86
Imaging
49
Features
70
Overall
57
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 front
Portability
87
Imaging
48
Features
70
Overall
56

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS70 Key Specs

Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Expand to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 327g - 112 x 69 x 42mm
  • Launched February 2018
  • Other Name is Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Replaced the Panasonic ZS70
Panasonic ZS70
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 322g - 112 x 67 x 41mm
  • Released April 2017
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-TZ90
  • Replaced the Panasonic ZS60
  • Successor is Panasonic ZS80
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS70 Overview

On this page, we are comparing the Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS70, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and they are both manufactured by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the ZS80 (20MP) and the ZS70 (20MP) is fairly similar and both cameras have the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The ZS80 was manufactured 11 months later than the ZS70 so they are both of a similar generation. Both the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a in depth comparison, here is a concise summary of how the ZS80 scores against the ZS70 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Panasonic ZS70

 ZS80 ZS70 
ReleasedFebruary 2018April 2017Fresher by 11 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS70 over the Panasonic ZS80

 ZS70 ZS80 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic ZS70

 ZS80 ZS70 
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display size
Display resolution1040k1040kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS70 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry your camera regularly, you will have to take into account its weight and size. The Panasonic ZS80 enjoys external measurements of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") accompanied by a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs) whilst the Panasonic ZS70 has specifications of 112mm x 67mm x 41mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6") with a weight of 322 grams (0.71 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you have at the time. Below is a front view proportions comparison of the ZS80 versus the ZS70.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS70 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the ZS80 and ZS70 is 86 and 87 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS70 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS70 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very difficult to picture the contrast between sensor sizing only by reading a spec sheet. The graphic here will help give you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the ZS80 and ZS70.

Clearly, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the identical MP so you should expect similar quality of files however you need to consider the production date of the products into consideration. The younger ZS80 provides an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS70 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS70 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS70 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic ZS70 Portrait photography highlights
56
you can focus manually
good megapixels (20MP)
includes face detection autofocus
saves RAW files
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
55
manual focus
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
features face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic ZS80
Street photography with Panasonic ZS70
76
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
offers touch to focus
very small sensor (1/2.3")
76
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
boasts focus via touch
sensor is small (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Sports photography information
Panasonic ZS70 Sports photography information
62
incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
quiet mode (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
better than average battery (380 CIPA)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
61
incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent shutter (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
good battery power (380 shots)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic ZS70 as a Travel photography camera
79
better than average battery (380 shots)
connects via bluetooth
offers touch to focus
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
decently wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
79
good battery power (380 CIPA)
boasts focus via touch
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
rather wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic ZS70 as a Landscape photography camera
63
you can focus manually
decently wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
saves RAW files
better than average battery (380 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
62
manual focus
rather wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
exports RAW formats
good battery power (380 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic ZS70 as a Vlogging camera
74
decently wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have external microphone socket
74
rather wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have external microphone socket
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Panasonic ZS70 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Panasonic ZS70
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70
Otherwise known as Lumix DC-TZ95 Lumix DMC-TZ90
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2018-02-18 2017-04-19
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine Venus Engine
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 5184 x 3888 5184 x 3888
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Max boosted ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points - 49
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Max aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focusing range 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Tilting
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 1,040k dots 1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,330k dots 1,166k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x 0.46x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Highest silent shutter speed 1/16000 seconds 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.60 m (with Auto ISO) 5.60 m (at Auto ISO)
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
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
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) 3840 x 2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 327 gr (0.72 lb) 322 gr (0.71 lb)
Physical dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 112 x 67 x 41mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6")
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 photographs 380 photographs
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, 3 shots / 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Price at launch $448 $450