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

Panasonic Lumix FX80

Winner
Panasonic Lumix FX80

57

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

39

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

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 96x56x19 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
370 ms shutter lag
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

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)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Significantly smaller
96x56x19 mm vs 103x60x33 mm
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Around 50% smaller
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
$145.41 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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Zoom
More zoom
12x vs 4.6x
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More than 6.5x more zoom
Wide angle
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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              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-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $310

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $399

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $70

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix FX80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $95 - $98

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

              $87

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

              Compact

              $300

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              $370

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $193 - $209

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures

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