Here we are comparing ZS1 and S980, two Compact cameras from Panasonic and Sony. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 is a Small Sensor Superzoom class camera and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 is a Small Sensor Compact class camera.
Panasonic ZS1 was introduced to market in May 2009 and Sony S980 was launched in February 2009. There is only 3 months difference between ZS1 and S980 so we are expecting this to be a fair comparison regarding age and technology level.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Panasonic ZS1 and Sony S980 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Panasonic ZS1 and Sony S980 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.