Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Review

Overall Score

64

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-720 mm (30x) F3.3-6.4 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2330k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 112 x 69 x 42 mm, 327g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-ZS70

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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Overview


First introduced in February, 2018, Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 is a 20 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic ZS70 with Lumix DC-ZS80. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic ZS80 with Panasonic ZS70


Panasonic ZS80 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80

Sensor resolution of Panasonic ZS80 ~ 5157 x 3877 pixels.

Panasonic ZS80 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 19,993,689 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic ZS80


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Timelapse Recording
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Focus Stacking
Bluetooth Connectivity
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
RAW Support
1040k dots Screen Resolution
380 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
6.4 Lens at Tele
2330k dot Viewfinder Resolution
5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.4
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 has an Overall Score of 64/100 and ranked #45 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #239 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Panasonic ZS80 Scores
Imaging score
37
Features score
79
Value for money score
59
Portability score
92
Overall score
64
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
24
Features Score
50
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic ZS80


Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 weighs 327g and has external dimensions of 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.41 x 2.72 x 1.65"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 388g, Panasonic ZS80 is 61 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic ZS80 is less by 1mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic ZS80
327g
Average weight
388g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic ZS80
42mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DC-ZS80 Dimensions Lumix DC-ZS80
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 Panasonic ZS70 322 g 327 g 112 x 67 x 41 mm 112 x 69 x 42 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Panasonic ZS100 312 g 327 g 111 x 65 x 44 mm 112 x 69 x 42 mm
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Canon SX740 HS 299 g 327 g 110 x 64 x 40 mm 112 x 69 x 42 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 Panasonic ZS200 340 g 327 g 111 x 66 x 45 mm 112 x 69 x 42 mm
Nikon Coolpix A1000 Nikon A1000 330 g 327 g 114 x 72 x 41 mm 112 x 69 x 42 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 Panasonic ZS60 282 g 327 g 112 x 64 x 38 mm 112 x 69 x 42 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Sony HX90V 245 g 327 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 112 x 69 x 42 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Panasonic FZ300 691 g 327 g 132 x 92 x 117 mm 112 x 69 x 42 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DC-ZS80
Announced February, 2018
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2330
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.53
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.60
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 380 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 327 g
Physical Dimensions 112 x 69 x 42 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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