Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX3

Portability
86
Imaging
49
Features
70
Overall
57
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
 
Ricoh CX3 front
Portability
92
Imaging
35
Features
35
Overall
35

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX3 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
  • Launched February 2018
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Superseded the Panasonic ZS70
Ricoh CX3
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-300mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 206g - 102 x 58 x 29mm
  • Released June 2010
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX3 Overview

Below is a extended overview of the Panasonic ZS80 versus Ricoh CX3, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by companies Panasonic and Ricoh. There exists a huge gap between the image resolutions of the ZS80 (20MP) and CX3 (10MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The ZS80 was unveiled 7 years later than the CX3 and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting straight to a detailed comparison, here is a brief view of how the ZS80 scores against the CX3 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Ricoh CX3

 ZS80 CX3 
ReleasedFebruary 2018June 2010More recent by 94 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1040k920kSharper display (+120k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX3 over the Panasonic ZS80

 CX3 ZS80 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Ricoh CX3

 ZS80 CX3 
Manually focus Very accurate focus
Display size3"3"Same display dimensions

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX3 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to lug around your camera, you need to consider its weight and proportions. The Panasonic ZS80 offers outside dimensions of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") having a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs) whilst the Ricoh CX3 has measurements of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have chosen at that time. Here is a front view dimensions comparison of the ZS80 vs the CX3.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX3 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the ZS80 and CX3 is 86 and 92 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX3 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX3 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be difficult to visualise the contrast between sensor measurements merely by going over specs. The photograph underneath will help offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the ZS80 and CX3.

All in all, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Panasonic ZS80 to deliver more detail having an extra 10MP. Greater resolution will let you crop photos way more aggressively. The newer ZS80 will have a benefit in sensor technology.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX3 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX3 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX3 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Portrait photography camera
Ricoh CX3 as a Portrait photography camera
56
has manual focus
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
provides face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
27
manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
low resolution (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic ZS80
Street photography with Ricoh CX3
76
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
offers focus by touch
small sensor (1/2.3")
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (206g)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Sports photography advice
Ricoh CX3 Sports photography advice
62
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
provides tracking focus
good battery power (380 shots)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
27
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
low resolution (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Travel photography camera
Ricoh CX3 as a Travel photography camera
79
good battery power (380 shots)
connects via bluetooth
offers focus by touch
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
reasonably wide (24mm)
great zoom (720mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
66
lighter than others in class (206 grams)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
very long zoom (300mm)
low resolution (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic ZS80
Landscape photography with Ricoh CX3
63
has manual focus
reasonably wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
exports RAW files
good battery power (380 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
small sensor (1/2.3")
43
manual focus
relatively wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
low resolution (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Vlogging camera
Ricoh CX3 as a Vlogging camera
74
reasonably wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
does not have microphone socket
30
relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (206g)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have mic port
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Ricoh CX3
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Ricoh CX3
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Ricoh
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Ricoh CX3
Otherwise known as Lumix DC-TZ95 -
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2018-02-18 2010-06-16
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-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 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3888 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Max aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus distance 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,330 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 8s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Maximum quiet shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.60 m (with Auto ISO) 4.00 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, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
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), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video data 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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 327 gr (0.72 pounds) 206 gr (0.45 pounds)
Physical dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 102 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 shots -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery model - DB-100
Self timer Yes Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $448 $329