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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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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $145.72 vs $684.89
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The best price we've seen is $539 cheaper (4.7x less)
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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              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 ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $319

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

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $162 - $798

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

              Travel zoom

              $293

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Panasonic Lumix FX80 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

              Compact

              $250

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Travel zoom

              $430

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size 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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $119 - $215

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $310

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $250 - $272

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              $490

              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $580

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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