Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Light-weight
Weight
215 g
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Size
Really small
Compact (103×60×33 mm)
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

Items often bought with the Canon SX230 HS or Panasonic DMC-TZ10

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Advantages of the Canon SX230 HS

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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)
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
14x vs 12x
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Around 40% more zoom
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 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.2 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ10

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 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
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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
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX230 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              DMC-TZ10
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX230 HS3,200 ISO
              DMC-TZ101,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX230 HS3.2 fps
              DMC-TZ102.3 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SX230 HSNone
              DMC-TZ106,400 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX230 HS14x
              DMC-TZ1012x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $410

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Placeholder

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 (DMC-TZ57)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $209

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $400

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $220

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $419

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $798 - $800 with 14-42mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

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