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

Panasonic Lumix FX80 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

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Panasonic Lumix FX80

54

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FX80

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.5
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Really small
Size
Super compact 96x56x19 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

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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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
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
Much 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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Thickness
Much 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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$153.64 vs $684.89
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The best price we've seen is $531 cheaper (4.5x less)
Continuous shooting
Shoots 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
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Zoom
More zoom
12x vs 4.6x
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More than 6.5x more zoom
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              FX803.7 fps
              DMC-ZS72.3 fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $386

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $239

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix FX80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

              Compact

              $299

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

              Compact

              $150

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Compact

              $242

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $194

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $281

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $285

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $189

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Leica V-LUX 20

              Leica V-LUX 20

              Travel zoom

              $1,119

              Lowest price Much more expensive

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