As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS35 and the Lumix DMC-FS20)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LS80 compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($317.95 vs $599.99).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 30 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), is slightly larger (compact (96×62×31 mm) vs super compact (95×57×23 mm)) and is thicker (1.2" vs 0.9").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20
similar age
$600

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS20 (vs the DMC-LS80)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 30 mm vs 33 mm
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Smaller: Super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs Compact (96×62×31 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS20 (vs the DMC-LS80)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS20 and DMC-LS80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.2"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LS80 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (96×62×31 mm) vs compact (111×64×34 mm)), is thinner (1.2" vs 1.3"), is slightly lighter (179 g vs 240 g) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
6 years newer
$374

Significant advantages of the ZS35 (vs the DMC-LS80)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 33 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the ZS35 (vs the DMC-LS80)

  • Larger: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Compact (96×62×31 mm)
  • Heavier: 240 g vs 179 g
  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the ZS35 and DMC-LS80

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Compact (96×62×31 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 240 g vs 179 g