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Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB35F

Portability
86
Imaging
47
Features
70
Overall
56
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
 
Samsung WB35F front
Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB35F Key Specs

Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 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
  • Introduced February 2018
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Superseded the Panasonic ZS70
Samsung WB35F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F3.1-6.3) lens
  • 194g - 101 x 61 x 28mm
  • Launched January 2014
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB35F Overview

Its time to look a bit more closely at the Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB35F, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by competitors Panasonic and Samsung. There exists a substantial gap between the sensor resolutions of the ZS80 (20MP) and WB35F (16MP) but both cameras offer the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The ZS80 was unveiled 4 years later than the WB35F and that is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a full comparison, here is a brief overview of how the ZS80 matches up against the WB35F with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Samsung WB35F

 ZS80 WB35F 
LaunchedFebruary 2018January 2014More recent by 51 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1040k230kClearer screen (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung WB35F over the Panasonic ZS80

 WB35F ZS80 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Samsung WB35F

 ZS80 WB35F 
Manually focus More exact focus

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB35F Physical Comparison

When you are looking to lug around your camera, you will want to factor in its weight and measurements. The Panasonic ZS80 provides outside measurements of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") and a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs) while the Samsung WB35F has proportions of 101mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1") having a weight of 194 grams (0.43 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you choose at the time. The following is a front view sizing comparison of the ZS80 and the WB35F.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB35F size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the ZS80 and WB35F is 86 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB35F top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB35F Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very difficult to envision the contrast between sensor measurements merely by reviewing technical specs. The graphic below should provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the ZS80 and WB35F.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You can count on the Panasonic ZS80 to offer you greater detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The newer ZS80 will have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB35F sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Portrait photography factors
Samsung WB35F Portrait photography factors
54
manual focus
megapixel count good (20MP)
features face detect focusing
supports RAW formats
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
37
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Street photography advice
Samsung WB35F Street photography advice
75
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
has focus by touch
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (194g)
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic ZS80
Sports photography with Samsung WB35F
61
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
quiet shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
features tracking focus
better than average battery pack (380 shots)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung WB35F as a Travel photography camera
79
better than average battery pack (380 shots)
supports bluetooth
has focus by touch
megapixel count good (20MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
relatively wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
70
lighter than competition (194 grams)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (24mm)
great zoom (288mm)
missing Timelapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Landscape photography features
Samsung WB35F Landscape photography features
62
manual focus
relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
supports RAW formats
better than average battery pack (380 CIPA)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
43
you can focus manually
rather wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Vlogging features
Samsung WB35F Vlogging features
73
relatively wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no mic port
31
rather wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (194 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing microphone socket
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Samsung WB35F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Samsung WB35F
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Samsung WB35F
General Information
Company Panasonic Samsung
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Samsung WB35F
Alternate name Lumix DC-TZ95 -
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2018-02-18 2014-01-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5184 x 3888 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
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 mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Max aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.1-6.3
Macro focus distance 3cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 1,040k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,330k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Maximum silent shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.60 m (with Auto ISO) -
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 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
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 327g (0.72 lbs) 194g (0.43 lbs)
Physical dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 101 x 61 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" 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 photos -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model - BP70A
Self timer Yes -
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Card slots 1 1
Launch price $448 $130