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

Panasonic Lumix FX80 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Winner
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 (96×56×19 mm)
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2500 ms startup delay
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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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)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Much smaller
96×56×19 mm vs 103×60×33 mm
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Around 50% smaller
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 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
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Zoom
More zoom
12x vs 4.6x
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More than 6.5x more zoom
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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              FX805.0 cm
              DMC-ZS73.0 cm
              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
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix FX80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

              Compact

              $300

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Compact

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

              Compact

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Compact

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              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-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $389

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $209

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier

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