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

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

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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recommendations

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similarities

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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Travel zoom

$318

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $548

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Panasonic Lumix FX80 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28

Compact

$80 - $88

Wide angle Better wide angle
Battery life Longer battery life
Aperture Narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$138

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen size Smaller screen
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Compact

$86 - $120

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Ultra compact

$120

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$329

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$490 - $515

Zoom Much more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Larger
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Travel zoom

$433

GPS No built-in GPS
Weight Slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$200 - $300

Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$229 - $399

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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discussion

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