Here we are comparing XZ-2 iHS and ZS80, two Compact cameras from Olympus and Panasonic. Olympus XZ-2 iHS is a Small Sensor Compact class camera and Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 is a Small Sensor Superzoom class camera.
Olympus XZ-2 iHS was introduced to market in December 2012 and Panasonic ZS80 was launched in February 2018. As you can see, XZ-2 iHS is 6 years older than ZS80. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
This will be an interesting match up as even though these two cameras doesn't have the exact same body type, they are both ranked amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Olympus XZ-2 iHS is ranked #3
out of 262 Small Sensor Compact cameras with an overall score of 61 whereas Panasonic ZS80 is ranked #5
out of 244 Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 62.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Olympus XZ-2 iHS and Panasonic ZS80 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Olympus XZ-2 iHS and Panasonic ZS80 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.