Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix FX80 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FX80

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x56x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Size
Really small
Compact 103x60x33 mm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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Advantages of the Panasonic FX80

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.5 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the FX80's lens captures slightly more light (0.8 f-stops)
Size Significantly smaller 96x56x19 mm vs 103x60x33 mm
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Around 50% smaller
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 131 g vs 218 g
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Around 40% lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.7 fps vs 2.3 fps
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More than 60% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS7

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Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom More zoom 12x vs 4.6x
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More than 6.5x more zoom
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        FX80:3.7 fps
        DMC-ZS7:2.3 fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $498

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $320 - $399

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

        Panasonic Lumix ZS15

        Travel zoom

        $320

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Panasonic Lumix FX80 Competitors

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        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

        Compact

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

        Compact

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Slightly larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

        Compact

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $213 - $249

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Samsung WB150F

        Samsung WB150F

        Travel zoom

        $139 - $299

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $482 - $500

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $289 - $300

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Travel zoom

        $433

        Lowest price Significantly cheaper
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $221 - $240

        Zoom More zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6

        Travel zoom

        GPS No built-in GPS

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