As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is also often compared to compacts, mirrorless and ultra compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix A100 and the Coolpix A300) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS45 and the Lumix DMC-SZ1)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-SZ10 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a screen which flips out, is newer (january 2015 vs january 2012) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is slightly larger (compact (99×60×30 mm) vs compact (100×58×23 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 350 shots) and is thicker (1.2" vs 0.9").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45
similar age
$552

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 200 shots
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Significantly heavier: 249 g vs 177 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS45 and DMC-SZ10

  • Fairly small: Compact (108×60×32 mm) vs Compact (99×60×30 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 249 g vs 177 g

Nikon Coolpix A300

Nikon Coolpix A300
1 year newer
$99

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Smaller: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Compact (99×60×30 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.2"
  • Longer battery life: 240 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Coolpix A300 and DMC-SZ10

  • Very small: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Compact (99×60×30 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1.2"
  • Very light: 119 g vs 177 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1
3 years older
$209

Significant advantages of the DMC-SZ1 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 250 shots vs 200 shots
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.2"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-SZ1 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-SZ1 and DMC-SZ10

  • Very small: Super compact (99×59×21 mm) vs Compact (99×60×30 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1.2"
  • Very light: 131 g vs 177 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and DMC-SZ10

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (99×60×30 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.2"
  • Very light: 218 g vs 177 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
similar age
$158

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.2"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and DMC-SZ10

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Compact (99×60×30 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.2"
  • Very light: 141 g vs 177 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year older
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (99×60×30 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.2"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 460k dots
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DMC-SZ10

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (99×60×30 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.2"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 177 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-SZ10 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), has a screen which flips out and is newer (january 2015 vs january 2014).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 20 MP), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 300 shots) and is thicker (1.2" vs 0.9").

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
1 year newer
$100

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Compact (99×60×30 mm)
  • Significantly longer battery life: 250 shots vs 200 shots
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.2"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Coolpix A100 and DMC-SZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 119 g vs 177 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
1 year older
$100

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (99×60×30 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.2"
  • Lighter: 120 g vs 177 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and DMC-SZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.2"

Ricoh WG-30

Ricoh WG-30
similar age
$368

Significant advantages of the WG-30 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer battery life: 300 shots vs 200 shots
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the WG-30 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the WG-30 and DMC-SZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

Samsung MV900F MultiView

Samsung MV900F MultiView
2 years older

Significant advantages of the MV900F MultiView (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (99×60×17 mm) vs Compact (99×60×30 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the MV900F MultiView (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the MV900F MultiView and DMC-SZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.1
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly thicker: 1.4" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-SZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
1 year newer
$87 - $88

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Coolpix A10 and DMC-SZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 177 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-SZ10 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is slightly smaller (compact (99×60×30 mm) vs mid size (122×71×44 mm)), is thinner (1.2" vs 1.7") and is significantly lighter (177 g vs 426 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 15.8 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
1 year newer
$493 (body only)
$616 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly heavier: 426 g vs 177 g

common strengths of the DMC-GX80 and DMC-SZ10

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×71×44 mm) vs Compact (99×60×30 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 426 g vs 177 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-SZ10 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (99×60×30 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), has a much shorter battery life (200 shots vs 290 shots), is slightly heavier (177 g vs 103 g), is slightly more expensive ($329.95 vs $117.14) and slightly shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
2 years older
$117

Significant advantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-XS1 and DMC-SZ10

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
5 years older
$171

Significant advantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W320 and DMC-SZ10

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
10 months older
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DMC-SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and DMC-SZ10

  • None found