Panasonic Lumix FX80 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

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Panasonic Lumix FX80

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FX80

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.5
Really small
Size
Super compact (96×56×19 mm)
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Size
Really small
Compact (103×60×33 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

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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
Size
Much smaller
96×56×19 mm vs 103×60×33 mm
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Around 50% smaller
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)
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.7 fps vs 2.3 fps
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More than 60% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$298.53 vs $343.75
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. 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 DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $419

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $369

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix FX80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

              Compact

              $240

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $123

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

              $188

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $128

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $60 - $98

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598 - $1,557

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $410

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $220

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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