Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

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

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Size
Really small
Compact (105×58×33 mm)
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

Items often bought with the DMC-ZS7 or DMC-ZS8

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7.

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS8

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 12x
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Around 80% more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Weight
Slightly lighter
210 g vs 218 g
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$285.00 vs $343.75
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS7

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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
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-ZS81.9 fps
              DMC-ZS72.3 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-ZS816x
              DMC-ZS712x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $410

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $200

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              $400

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Travel zoom

              $361

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              $484

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $178

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Less zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              GPS No built-in GPS
              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
              Placeholder

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 (DMC-TZ57)

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $419

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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