As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) is also often compared to travel zooms, mirrorless and entry-level DSLRs. The Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)'s top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and the CyberShot DSC-H300) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX70 HS and the PowerShot SX530 HS)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (20 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 461k dots), has a touch screen, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (january 2017 vs february 2014).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, slightly smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.26x), lacks and external mic jack, has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/16000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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1 year newer
$499 - $549

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • No touch screen
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the PowerShot SX70 HS and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • Good wide angle: 21 mm vs 20 mm
  • Light weight: 608 g vs 616 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
1 year older
$382 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 20 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • Have touch screens
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years older
$666

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Significantly longer battery life: 400 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • Excellent wide angle: 20 mm vs 20 mm
  • Light weight: 606 g vs 616 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
2 years older
$249 - $255

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 20 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the SX530 HS and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • Light weight: 442 g vs 616 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
2 years older
$178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 20 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 616 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
6 years older
$449 - $572

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 20 mm
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • Each supports an external flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (60x vs 10x), has a much wider wide angle lens (20 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a touch screen and supports an external flash.

However, on average it is significantly larger (large (130×94×119 mm) vs mid size (112×64×38 mm)), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is thicker (4.7" vs 1.5"), is slightly heavier (616 g vs 282 g) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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1 year newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Large (130×94×119 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 4.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 20 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (111×65×44 mm) vs Large (130×94×119 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 20 mm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years older
$249

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Large (130×94×119 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 4.7"
  • Lighter: 243 g vs 616 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 20 mm
  • No touch screen
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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1 year newer
$359 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs Large (130×94×119 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 4.7"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 20 mm
  • No touch screen
  • Shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×64×38 mm) vs Large (130×94×119 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.5" vs 4.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 20 mm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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3 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×67×41 mm) vs Large (130×94×119 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 4.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 20 mm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • Have touch screens
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 330 shots

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 460k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen and is newer (january 2017 vs january 2014).

However, on average it much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.67x), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and is much larger (large (130×94×119 mm) vs compact (110×63×36 mm)).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
9 months older
$481 (body only)
$646 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.08x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DMC-GX80 and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
3 years older
$445 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 19.8 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A5000 and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen and has much more focus points (49 vs 9).

However, on average it much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.50x), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 18 MP), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
2 years older
$313 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.08x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 49

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
8 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much higher true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.08x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the Rebel XS and Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

  • None found