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Comparisons / Comparison of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 and Samsung HZ25W

Comparison of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 and Samsung HZ25W [S]ave

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8
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Samsung HZ25W
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General
ModelPanasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8Samsung HZ25W
BrandPanasonicSamsung
Manufacturer urlhttps://www.panasonic.comhttps://www.samsung.com
Model numberZS8HZ25W
Alternate model number(s)-
  • wb5000
Camera formatCompactEVF
Release year (year)20112009
Tripod mount++
Length (mm)105116
Width (mm)3391
Height (mm)5883
Weight (g)210-
Waterproof--
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCCDCCD
Effective megapixels (MP)14.1012.50
Sensor format1/2.33 inch1/2.33 inch
Sensor area (mm²)28.2028.20
Sensor width (mm)6.136.13
Sensor height (mm)4.604.60
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)1.421.53
Aspect ratio4:3, 16:94:3, 16:9
Color filter typeRGBG-
Self-cleaning--
Sensor shift image stabilization--
On-sensor phase detect--
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 1920 x 1080(2.1 mp 16:9)
  • 2048 x 1360(2.8 mp other)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2560 x 1440(3.7 mp 16:9)
  • 2560 x 1712(4.4 mp 3:2)
  • 2560 x 1920(4.9 mp 4:3)
  • 3072 x 1728(5.3 mp 16:9)
  • 3072 x 2048(6.3 mp 3:2)
  • 3072 x 2304(7.1 mp 4:3)
  • 3648 x 2056(7.5 mp other)
  • 3648 x 2432(8.9 mp 3:2)
  • 3648 x 2736(10.0 mp 4:3)
  • 4320 x 2432(10.5 mp 16:9)
  • 4320 x 2880(12.4 mp 3:2)
  • 4320 x 3240(14.0 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
  • 1024 x 768(0.8 mp 4:3)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2592 x 1944(5.0 mp 4:3)
  • 3264 x 2448(8.0 mp 4:3)
  • 3968 x 2232(8.9 mp 16:9)
  • 3984 x 2656(10.6 mp 3:2)
  • 4000 x 3000(12.0 mp 4:3)
Image file format
  • jpeg (exif 2.3)
  • .dng 1.1
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
Continuous-mode (fps)1.90-
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution
  • 1280x720
  • 320x240
  • 640x480
  • 1280x720
  • 320x240
  • 640x480
Image Storage
Movie file formatQuckTime Motion JPEGMPEG-4 (H.264 )
Composite video out++
Ntsc/pal switchable video-+
Hd video out--
Lens and Optics
LensLEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR, 12 elements in 10 groups, 3 AsphericalSchneider - KREUZNACH Lens
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)24.00 - 384.0026.00 - 624.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)8.004.00
Zoom ratio (x)16.0024.00
Aperture range (f)0.17 - 0.300.20 - 0.36
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)5080
Optical image stabilization++
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 4
  • 5.0
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus typeContrast Detect: Face, AF Tracking, 23pt, 1pt, SpotContrast Detect: Center, Multi, Face Detection, Tracking, Selection
Auto focus assist light++
Manual focus--
Viewfinder
ViewfinderLCDEVF / LCD
Viewfinder type-EVF type; 0.24-inch, 230K Color LCD
Focus peaking--
Display
Eye-level viewfinder-+
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)3.003.00
Rear display resolution (dots)230,000230,000
Touchscreen--
Articulating screen--
Tilt swivel screen--
Selfie screen--
Exposure
Iso settingsAuto, iISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600; High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400* (*up to 3MP)
Auto iso mode++
White balance settings
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • incandescent
  • shade
  • white set
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • custom
  • daylight
  • fluorescent_h
  • fluorescent_l
  • kelvin
  • tungsten
Shutter speed range (s)1/4000 - 601/2000 - 8
Bulb mode--
Exposure compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modesIntelligent Multiple, Center Weighted, SpotMulti, Spot, Center Weighted, Face Detection
Program auto exposure++
Aperture priority++
Shutter priority+-
Full manual exposure+-
Creative exposure modesCustom, SCN, My SCN2, My SCN1; Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night PortraitNight, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Text, Close-up, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow
Self timer (s)
  • 2
  • 10
  • 1
  • 2
  • 10
High resolution composite--
Flash
Built-in flash++
Flash modes
  • auto
  • auto/red-eye reduction
  • forced off
  • forced on
  • slow sync./red-eye reduction
  • auto
  • auto & red-eye reduction
  • fill-in flash
  • flash off
  • red eye fix
  • slow sync
Flash range description0.6 - 5.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)AUTO ISO: Wide: 0.3m - 6.0m, Tel : 0.5m - 3.0m
Usable memory types
  • sd
  • sdhc
  • sdx
  • sd
  • sdh
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support-+
Uncompressed format-
  • .dng 1.1
Included memory (MB)7040
Included memory typebuilt-in memoryInternal
Connectivity
Built-in wi-fi--
NFC--
Bluetooth--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack--
Headphone jack--
External connections
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • usb 2.0 high speed
Pictbridge compliant++
Dpof compliant++
Remote control--
Connections (extended)
  • dc input
-
Performance Timing
Max cycle time for jpeg shooting (s/frame)1.58-
Camera penalizes early shutter press--
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)1.90-
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)3-
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)0.24-
Shutter lag (full af, tele) (s)0.25-
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.01-
Startup time (s)1.50-
Flash cycle time, full power (s)4.90-
Power
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)340-
Battery form factorProprietaryProprietary SLB-11A
Usable battery types
  • 3.6v
  • 895mah lithium-ion rechargeable
  • lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries included1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable1 x Proprietary SLB-11A Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)++
Software
Included software
  • adobe reader
  • photofunstudio 6.0
  • quicktime
  • super loiloscope ( trial version)
-
Miscellaneous
Notes and featuresPower O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization), 3-inch LCD, 720p HD movies. Available in black and silver.Dual Image Stabilization (Optical IS + Digital IS), 720p HD Video, RAW (DNG 1.1) Support, Smart Auto (11 Scenes).



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