Here we are comparing two Panasonic cameras cameras with different body types: Panasonic FZ1000 II, which was introduced in February 2019 is a Large Sensor Superzoom camera with a 20.0MP 1-inch sensor whereas Panasonic ZS80, which was introduced in February 2018 is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a 20.0MP 1/2.3-inch sensor. There is 12 months difference between FZ1000 II and ZS80 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger FZ1000 II, especially in sensor tech.
Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Panasonic FZ1000 II is ranked #3
out of 10 Large Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 72 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 Panasonic FZ1000 II 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 Panasonic FZ1000 II and Panasonic ZS80 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.