Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung MV800

Portability
86
Imaging
49
Features
70
Overall
57
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
 
Samsung MV800 front
Portability
97
Imaging
40
Features
43
Overall
41

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung MV800 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
  • Announced February 2018
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Superseded the Panasonic ZS70
Samsung MV800
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 121g - 92 x 56 x 10mm
  • Released September 2011
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung MV800 Overview

On this page, we are evaluating the Panasonic ZS80 and Samsung MV800, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Small Sensor Compact by rivals Panasonic and Samsung. There exists a significant gap among the image resolutions of the ZS80 (20MP) and MV800 (16MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The ZS80 was launched 6 years later than the MV800 and that is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a thorough comparison, here is a brief summary of how the ZS80 grades vs the MV800 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Samsung MV800

 ZS80 MV800 
ReleasedFebruary 2018September 2011Fresher by 79 months
Manually focus Dial exact focusing
Display resolution1040k460kSharper display (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung MV800 over the Panasonic ZS80

 MV800 ZS80 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Samsung MV800

 ZS80 MV800 
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurements
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung MV800 Physical Comparison

If you're going to carry your camera frequently, you will need to think about its weight and volume. The Panasonic ZS80 provides external measurements 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 Samsung MV800 has sizing of 92mm x 56mm x 10mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.4") along with a weight of 121 grams (0.27 lbs).

Take a look at the Panasonic ZS80 and Samsung MV800 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have attached during that time. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the ZS80 compared to the MV800.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung MV800 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the ZS80 and MV800 is 86 and 97 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung MV800 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung MV800 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is hard to envision the gap in sensor sizing only by going through a spec sheet. The photograph here may give you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the ZS80 and MV800.

Clearly, both of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same resolution. You should expect to see the Panasonic ZS80 to provide more detail utilizing its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop images a bit more aggressively. The more modern ZS80 will have an edge with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung MV800 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung MV800 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung MV800 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Portrait photography highlights
Samsung MV800 Portrait photography highlights
56
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (20MP)
has face detect focusing
exports RAW files
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
35
megapixel count decent (16MP)
supports face detection focus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Street photography details
Samsung MV800 Street photography details
76
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
features touch to focus
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
74
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Optical)
supports touch to focus
lighter than average in class (121g)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung MV800 as a Sports photography camera
62
amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
has tracking focus
great battery power (380 shots)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
45
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Travel photography details
Samsung MV800 Travel photography details
79
great battery power (380 shots)
supports bluetooth
features touch to focus
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
reasonably wide (24mm)
great zoom (720mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
71
lighter than average in class (121 grams)
supports touch to focus
megapixel count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
rather wide (26mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Landscape photography features
Samsung MV800 Landscape photography features
63
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
exports RAW files
great battery power (380 CIPA)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
43
rather wide (26mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
manual exposure not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Vlogging factors
Samsung MV800 Vlogging factors
74
reasonably wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focusing
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
does not have microphone port
34
rather wide (26mm)
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focus
lighter than average in class (121g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external mic socket
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung MV800 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Samsung MV800
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Samsung MV800
General Information
Company Panasonic Samsung
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Samsung MV800
Otherwise known as Lumix DC-TZ95 -
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2018-02-18 2011-09-01
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
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 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3888 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 3cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Tilting
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 1,040k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,330k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Highest silent shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shooting rate 10.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.60 m (with Auto ISO) 3.20 m
Flash modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off -
External flash
AEB
White balance 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) 1280 x 720 (30/15 fps), 640 x 480 (30/15 fps), 320 x 240 (30/15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 327 grams (0.72 lbs) 121 grams (0.27 lbs)
Physical dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 92 x 56 x 10mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.4")
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 -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID - BP70
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) Micro SD
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $448 $499