Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Casio Exilim EX-H20G vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 vs Casio Exilim EX-H20g

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

67

Casio Exilim EX-H20G

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-H20g

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

differences

Advantages of the Casio EX-H20g

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Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the EX-H20g's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The EX-H20g's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS10

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 10x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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 4s
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15x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$329.51 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $70 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              EX-H20g:$399.99
              DMC-ZS10:$329.51
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              EX-H20g:216 g
              DMC-ZS10:219 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Size Large Help
              EX-H20g:103x68x29 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
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              EX-H20g:None
              DMC-ZS10:6,400 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $557 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $270

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Casio Exilim EX-H20G Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $210 - $347

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $89 - $140

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $400 body only

              $533 with 14-42mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $996

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Much larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $273

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $248

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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