As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 is also often compared to mirrorless, super zooms and pro digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and the Lumix DMC-TZ60) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX730 HS and the PowerShot SX720 HS)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS50 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly less expensive ($279.00 vs $2,192.19) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 3.34x) and is older (january 2015 vs january 2016).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

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

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 10 fps
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and DMC-ZS50

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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2 years newer
$319 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and DMC-ZS50

  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $279.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
10 months older
$2,192

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 3.34x vs 0.08x
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-ZS50

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 300 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and DMC-ZS50

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
1 year newer
$315

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and DMC-ZS50

  • Inexpensive: $269.00 vs $279.00

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
similar age
$254

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/3.3
  • Shoots significantly slower: 2.5 fps vs 10 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SX610 HS and DMC-ZS50

  • Inexpensive: $253.76 vs $279.00

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS50 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a viewfinder (digital vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) and DMC-ZS50

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (111×65×34 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 243 g

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
9 months newer
$599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the EOS M10 and DMC-ZS50

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (111×65×34 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 243 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS50 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (111×65×34 mm) vs large (130×94×119 mm)), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2.3 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 20 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much shorter battery life (300 shots vs 470 shots).

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
2 years newer

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Compact (111×65×34 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.7" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly heavier: 616 g vs 243 g

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

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 243 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
5 years older
$750

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much longer battery life: 470 shots vs 300 shots
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ35 and DMC-ZS50

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×76×89 mm) vs Compact (111×65×34 mm)
  • Very light: 367 g vs 243 g
  • Thin: 3.5" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year older
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly longer battery life: 400 shots vs 300 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Compact (111×65×34 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.6" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-ZS50

  • Light weight: 606 g vs 243 g
  • Inexpensive: $599.00 vs $279.00

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
1 year newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 300 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.3"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and DMC-ZS50

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (111×65×34 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 243 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.3"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS50 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly longer battery life (300 shots vs 250 shots), is newer (january 2015 vs september 2013), is significantly less expensive ($279.00 vs $881.49) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-ZS50

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330
1 year older

Significant advantages of the P330 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P330 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • None found

common strengths of the P330 and DMC-ZS50

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
1 year newer
$998 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and DMC-ZS50

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
1 year newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and DMC-ZS50

  • None found

Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112
1 year older
$1,596

Significant advantages of the Typ112 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Typ112 (vs the DMC-ZS50)

  • None found

common strengths of the Typ112 and DMC-ZS50

  • None found