Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB250F

Portability
86
Imaging
49
Features
70
Overall
57
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
 
Samsung WB250F front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
44
Overall
41

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB250F Key Specs

Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 327g - 112 x 69 x 42mm
  • Introduced February 2018
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Replaced the Panasonic ZS70
Samsung WB250F
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-432mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 226g - 106 x 62 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2013
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB250F Overview

Here is a in-depth comparison of the Panasonic ZS80 versus Samsung WB250F, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by manufacturers Panasonic and Samsung. There exists a big gap among the sensor resolutions of the ZS80 (20MP) and WB250F (14MP) but both cameras provide the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The ZS80 was announced 5 years later than the WB250F and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a in-depth comparison, here is a simple synopsis of how the ZS80 scores vs the WB250F with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Samsung WB250F

 ZS80 WB250F 
IntroducedFebruary 2018January 2013Fresher by 63 months
Manually focus More precise focus
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1040k460kClearer display (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung WB250F over the Panasonic ZS80

 WB250F ZS80 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Samsung WB250F

 ZS80 WB250F 
Display size3"3"Same display dimensions
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB250F Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry your camera frequently, you have to factor its weight and proportions. The Panasonic ZS80 enjoys exterior 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 WB250F has measurements of 106mm x 62mm x 22mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 0.9") having a weight of 226 grams (0.50 lbs).

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Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB250F size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the ZS80 and WB250F is 86 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB250F top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB250F Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its difficult to see the contrast in sensor sizing merely by checking out a spec sheet. The photograph here will help provide you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the ZS80 and WB250F.

Clearly, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Panasonic ZS80 to show extra detail with its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will allow you to crop pics way more aggressively. The more recent ZS80 is going to have an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB250F sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB250F Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB250F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Portrait photography details
Samsung WB250F Portrait photography details
56
focusing manually
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
supports face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
36
megapixel count decent (14MP)
comes with face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Street photography details
Samsung WB250F Street photography details
76
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
provides touch focus
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (226g)
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic ZS80
Sports photography with Samsung WB250F
62
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20MP)
supports tracking focus
great battery pack (380 CIPA)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
52
great zoom range (24-432mm 18.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung WB250F as a Travel photography camera
79
great battery pack (380 shots)
connects via bluetooth
provides touch focus
MP count decent (20MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
pretty wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
70
lighter than others (226g)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
long zoom (432mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung WB250F as a Landscape photography camera
63
focusing manually
pretty wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
supports RAW formats
great battery pack (380 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
44
pretty wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic ZS80
Vlogging with Samsung WB250F
74
pretty wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have microphone port
35
pretty wide (24mm)
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others (226g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
screen isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have external mic socket
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB250F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Samsung WB250F
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Samsung WB250F
General Information
Brand Panasonic Samsung
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Samsung WB250F
Also referred to as Lumix DC-TZ95 -
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2018-02-18 2013-01-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine -
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 20 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Highest Possible resolution 5184 x 3888 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
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
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-432mm (18.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.2-5.8
Macro focus range 3cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 1,040k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,330k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 seconds 16 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shutter rate 10.0fps 8.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.60 m (with 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 -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB 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) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 327 grams (0.72 lb) 226 grams (0.50 lb)
Physical dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 106 x 62 x 22mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 photographs -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Launch cost $448 $250