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Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS35

Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
37
Overall
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35 front
Portability
89
Imaging
40
Features
50
Overall
44

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS35 Key Specs

Panasonic ZS15
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-384mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 208g - 105 x 58 x 33mm
  • Revealed June 2012
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-TZ25
  • Successor is Panasonic ZS20
Panasonic ZS35
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-480mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 305g - 107 x 62 x 32mm
  • Launched January 2014
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-TZ55
  • Earlier Model is Panasonic ZS30
  • Later Model is Panasonic ZS40
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Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS35 Overview

Lets examine more closely at the Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS35, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are manufactured by Panasonic. There is a significant difference between the sensor resolutions of the ZS15 (12MP) and ZS35 (16MP) but they come with the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The ZS15 was announced 18 months earlier than the ZS35 which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a short view of how the ZS15 matches up against the ZS35 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS15 over the Panasonic ZS35

 ZS15 ZS35 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS35 over the Panasonic ZS15

 ZS35 ZS15 
LaunchedJanuary 2014June 2012More recent by 18 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Common features in the Panasonic ZS15 and Panasonic ZS35

 ZS15 ZS35 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen measurement
Screen resolution460k460kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch screen Neither features Touch screen

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS35 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to lug around your camera regularly, you'll have to factor its weight and measurements. The Panasonic ZS15 enjoys physical measurements of 105mm x 58mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") having a weight of 208 grams (0.46 lbs) while the Panasonic ZS35 has proportions of 107mm x 62mm x 32mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 305 grams (0.67 lbs).

Take a look at the Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS35 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you choose at that moment. Underneath is the front view size comparison of the ZS15 and the ZS35.

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS35 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the ZS15 and ZS35 is 92 and 89 respectively.

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS35 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS35 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's hard to imagine the contrast between sensor measurements merely by reading through technical specs. The graphic underneath may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the ZS15 and ZS35.

As you have seen, each of the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different resolution. You should expect the Panasonic ZS35 to give more detail with its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will let you crop photographs far more aggressively. The older ZS15 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS35 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS35 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS35 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS15 Portrait photography information
Panasonic ZS35 Portrait photography information
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manual focus not available
no external flash support
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
37
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
comes with face detect autofocus
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS15 Street photography features
Panasonic ZS35 Street photography features
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (208 grams)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
68
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (305 grams)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS15 Sports photography factors
Panasonic ZS35 Sports photography factors
36
great zoom range (24-384mm 16.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
slow fps (2.0 frames per second)
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery power (260 per charge)
lack of phase detect auto focus
53
excellent zoom range (24-480mm 20.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic ZS15
Travel photography with Panasonic ZS35
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lighter than competition in class (208 grams)
has built in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
great zoom (384mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
low battery power (260 per charge)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
68
lighter than competitors in class (305 grams)
MP count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (24mm)
very long zoom (480mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic ZS15
Landscape photography with Panasonic ZS35
37
relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
low battery power (260 per charge)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
44
really wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic ZS15
Vlogging with Panasonic ZS35
33
relatively wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (208 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
doesn't have microphone port
34
really wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competitors in class (305 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of mic socket
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Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS35 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS15 and Panasonic ZS35
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35
Other name Lumix DMC-TZ25 Lumix DMC-TZ55
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2012-06-29 2014-01-06
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Max boosted ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 23 21
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-384mm (16.0x) 24-480mm (20.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focus distance 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 460k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology - TFT LCD (180 degree tilt) with AR coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15s 4s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 2.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 6.40 m 6.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 208 gr (0.46 lbs) 305 gr (0.67 lbs)
Dimensions 105 x 58 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") 107 x 62 x 32mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.3")
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 260 images -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $279 $300