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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2500 ms startup delay
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
218 g
 
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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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        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

        $269 - $319

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $335

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        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

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

        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-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-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
        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
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $282

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Significantly larger

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Travel zoom

        $487

        Lowest price Cheaper
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $484 - $501

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

        Travel zoom

        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

        Travel zoom

        $370

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Size Slightly smaller
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $348 - $370

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Much larger
        Zoom Less zoom

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