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Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

Portability
86
Imaging
47
Features
70
Overall
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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
 
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Key Specs

Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • 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
  • Revealed February 2018
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Replaced the Panasonic ZS70
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-481mm (F) lens
  • 305g - 129 x 71 x 19mm
  • Released August 2012
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Overview

Its time to examine more in depth at the Panasonic ZS80 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by brands Panasonic and Samsung. There is a big difference among the sensor resolutions of the ZS80 (20MP) and Galaxy Camera 3G (16MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The ZS80 was released 5 years after the Galaxy Camera 3G which is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go through a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick summary of how the ZS80 grades against the Galaxy Camera 3G when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 ZS80 Galaxy Camera 3G 
ReleasedFebruary 2018August 2012Newer by 67 months
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1040k0kCrisper display (+1040k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G over the Panasonic ZS80

 Galaxy Camera 3G ZS80 
Display dimension4.8"3"Larger display (+1.8")

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 ZS80 Galaxy Camera 3G 
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to travel with your camera often, you have to consider its weight and proportions. The Panasonic ZS80 provides external dimensions of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") having a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs) while the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G has measurements of 129mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7") along with a weight of 305 grams (0.67 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are employing at the time. Below is the front view scale comparison of the ZS80 against the Galaxy Camera 3G.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the ZS80 and Galaxy Camera 3G is 86 and 90 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is very hard to see the contrast in sensor dimensions only by checking out specs. The picture underneath may provide you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the ZS80 and Galaxy Camera 3G.

All in all, both cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Panasonic ZS80 to show more detail as a result of its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The fresher ZS80 will have an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G as a Portrait photography camera
54
focusing manually
MP count good (20MP)
has face detection autofocus
supports RAW formats
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
30
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Street photography details
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Street photography details
75
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
features touch to focus
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (305 grams)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G as a Sports photography camera
61
long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
quiet shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20MP)
has tracking autofocus
great battery pack (380 CIPA)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
45
amazing zoom range (23-481mm 20.9 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Travel photography advice
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Travel photography advice
79
great battery pack (380 CIPA)
has bluetooth
features touch to focus
MP count good (20MP)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
relatively wide (24mm)
very long reach (720mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
72
lighter than others (305 grams)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
fairly wide (23mm)
very long reach (481mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
does not have Time Lapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Landscape photography information
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Landscape photography information
62
focusing manually
relatively wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20MP)
supports RAW formats
great battery pack (380 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
47
fairly wide (23mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
screen larger than average (4.8 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic ZS80
Vlogging with Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
73
relatively wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have external mic jack
37
fairly wide (23mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others (305g)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have external mic port
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
General Information
Make Panasonic Samsung
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
Also Known as Lumix DC-TZ95 -
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2018-02-18 2012-08-29
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine 1.4GHz Quad-Core
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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Highest resolution 5184 x 3888 -
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 23-481mm (20.9x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-6.4 -
Macro focusing distance 3cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 4.8"
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dot 0 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology - 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,330 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds -
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds -
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shooting speed 10.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.60 m (with Auto ISO) no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off no built-in flash
External flash
AEB
WB 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
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 327 gr (0.72 pounds) 305 gr (0.67 pounds)
Dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 129 x 71 x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7")
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 -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes -
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Price at launch $448 $606