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Panasonic ZS80 vs Sony H400

Portability
86
Imaging
47
Features
70
Overall
56
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 front
Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
41
Overall
43

Panasonic ZS80 vs Sony H400 Key Specs

Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Raise 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
  • Previous Model is Panasonic ZS70
Sony H400
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-1550mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 628g - 130 x 95 x 122mm
  • Announced February 2014
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Sony H400 Overview

Lets take a closer look at the Panasonic ZS80 vs Sony H400, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by competitors Panasonic and Sony. The resolution of the ZS80 (20MP) and the H400 (20MP) is relatively similar and they possess the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The ZS80 was manufactured 4 years after the H400 which is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras offer different body type with the Panasonic ZS80 being a Compact camera and the Sony H400 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before going straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a quick summary of how the ZS80 scores against the H400 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Sony H400

 ZS80 H400 
AnnouncedFebruary 2018February 2014More modern by 49 months
Manually focus More accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1040k460kCrisper screen (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Sony H400 over the Panasonic ZS80

 H400 ZS80 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Sony H400

 ZS80 H400 
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen sizing

Panasonic ZS80 vs Sony H400 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to carry around your camera frequently, you'll have to think about its weight and proportions. The Panasonic ZS80 has got outer dimensions of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") accompanied by a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs) whilst the Sony H400 has measurements of 130mm x 95mm x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") with a weight of 628 grams (1.38 lbs).

Take a look at the Panasonic ZS80 vs Sony H400 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you select at that time. Following is the front view overall size comparison of the ZS80 vs the H400.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Sony H400 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the ZS80 and H400 is 86 and 62 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Sony H400 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Sony H400 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is hard to picture the gap between sensor sizes just by reading specs. The image below should give you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the ZS80 and H400.

All in all, both the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the exact same resolution therefore you can expect similar quality of photos however you will need to take the age of the products into consideration. The younger ZS80 should have a benefit in sensor innovation.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Sony H400 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Sony H400 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Sony H400 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony H400 as a Portrait photography camera
54
manual focus
good MP (20 megapixels)
has face detect focus
exports RAW formats
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
40
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
offers face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Street photography advice
Sony H400 Street photography advice
75
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
offers touch to focus
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
more heavy than average in class (628g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic ZS80
Sports photography with Sony H400
61
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
quiet shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20MP)
has tracking focus
good battery power (380 shots)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
51
excellent zoom range (25-1550mm 62.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 as a Travel photography camera
Sony H400 as a Travel photography camera
79
good battery power (380 shots)
connects via bluetooth
offers touch to focus
good MP (20MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
fairly wide (24mm)
very long reach (720mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
53
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
great zoom (1550mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than average in class (628g)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Landscape photography info
Sony H400 Landscape photography info
62
manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20 megapixels)
exports RAW formats
good battery power (380 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
44
pretty wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic ZS80
Vlogging with Sony H400
73
fairly wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
lack of microphone port
26
pretty wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect autofocus
includes microphone support
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
more heavy than average in class (628 grams)
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Sony H400 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Sony H400
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400
General Information
Company Panasonic Sony
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400
Also called as Lumix DC-TZ95 -
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2018-02-18 2014-02-13
Physical type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine Bionz(R)
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 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 5184 x 3888 5152 x 3864
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
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) 25-1550mm (62.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.4-6.5
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 capability
Screen tech - Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,330k dots 201k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Highest silent shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.60 m (with Auto ISO) 8.80 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, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
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
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
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
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 327 gr (0.72 lb) 628 gr (1.38 lb)
Dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8")
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 300 shots
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $448 $268