Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

67

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

64

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX230 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the SX230 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX230 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 10% higher fps
Lowest price
Cheaper
$214.99 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS10

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 14x
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More than 30% more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 3.2 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Size
Slightly smaller
105x58x33 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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Almost the same
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              SX230 HS:240 fps
              DMC-ZS10:220 fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX230 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
              DMC-ZS10:Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX230 HS:215 g
              DMC-ZS10:219 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SX230 HS:None
              DMC-ZS10:6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              SX230 HS:106x59x33 mm
              DMC-ZS10:105x58x33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $230

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $459

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $271 - $360

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $396

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $249

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $399

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $195 - $240

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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              discussion

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              Rjfgiono (7:26 PM, December 10, 2011)
              It appears you rate Canon higher but Panasonic has better user ratings. Interesting....