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Panasonic ZS35 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

Portability
89
Imaging
40
Features
50
Overall
44
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35 front
 
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41

Panasonic ZS35 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Key Specs

Panasonic ZS35
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-480mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 305g - 107 x 62 x 32mm
  • Announced January 2014
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-TZ55
  • Superseded the Panasonic ZS30
  • Newer Model is Panasonic ZS40
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-481mm (F) lens
  • 305g - 129 x 71 x 19mm
  • Revealed August 2012
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Panasonic ZS35 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Overview

On this page, we are comparing the Panasonic ZS35 versus Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by competitors Panasonic and Samsung. The image resolution of the ZS35 (16MP) and the Galaxy Camera 3G (16MP) is very comparable and both cameras boast the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The ZS35 was unveiled 17 months after the Galaxy Camera 3G making them a generation away from one another. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple summary of how the ZS35 scores against the Galaxy Camera 3G when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS35 over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 ZS35 Galaxy Camera 3G 
RevealedJanuary 2014August 2012More modern by 17 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution460k0kClearer display (+460k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G over the Panasonic ZS35

 Galaxy Camera 3G ZS35 
Display dimensions4.8"3"Larger display (+1.8")
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Panasonic ZS35 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 ZS35 Galaxy Camera 3G 
Focus manually No manual focus
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

Panasonic ZS35 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry around your camera, you should take into account its weight and size. The Panasonic ZS35 enjoys physical dimensions of 107mm x 62mm x 32mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 305 grams (0.67 lbs) whilst the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G has specifications of 129mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7") and a weight of 305 grams (0.67 lbs).

See the Panasonic ZS35 versus Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Below is a front view physical size comparison of the ZS35 and the Galaxy Camera 3G.

Panasonic ZS35 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the ZS35 and Galaxy Camera 3G is 89 and 90 respectively.

Panasonic ZS35 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS35 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's tough to see the difference in sensor sizes simply by seeing specs. The picture underneath should offer you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the ZS35 and Galaxy Camera 3G.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the same MP therefore you should expect comparable quality of photographs although you should factor the production date of the cameras into account. The younger ZS35 will have an advantage in sensor tech.

Panasonic ZS35 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS35 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS35 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS35 Portrait photography factors
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Portrait photography factors
37
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
offers face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
30
good resolution (16MP)
no manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS35 Street photography details
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Street photography details
68
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (305 grams)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (305 grams)
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS35 Sports photography features
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Sports photography features
53
excellent zoom range (24-480mm 20.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
offers tracking focus
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
45
amazing zoom range (23-481mm 20.9 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS35 Travel photography details
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Travel photography details
68
lighter than competition (305g)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (24mm)
long zoom (480mm)
no Time Lapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
72
lighter than competitors in class (305 grams)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
quite wide (23mm)
long reach (481mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS35 Landscape photography info
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Landscape photography info
44
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
47
quite wide (23mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
lovely big screen (4.8")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic ZS35
Vlogging with Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
34
quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition (305g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
no mic socket
37
quite wide (23mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
touch screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors in class (305 grams)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
doesn't have mic socket
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Panasonic ZS35 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS35 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Samsung
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35 Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
Also Known as Lumix DMC-TZ55 -
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2014-01-06 2012-08-29
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - 1.4GHz Quad-Core
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 -
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 21 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-480mm (20.0x) 23-481mm (20.9x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-6.4 -
Macro focusing range 3cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 4.8 inches
Display resolution 460 thousand dots 0 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology TFT LCD (180 degree tilt) with AR coating 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s -
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s -
Continuous shooting rate 10.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 6.00 m no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 305 grams (0.67 lbs) 305 grams (0.67 lbs)
Physical dimensions 107 x 62 x 32mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.3") 129 x 71 x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7")
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
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) -
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC
Card slots One One
Retail pricing $300 $606