Updated (January, 2011): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

60

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Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

55

Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm F305EXR

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Zoom
More zoom
15x vs 12x
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Around 60% more zoom
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The F305EXR's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The F305EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS7

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2.3 fps vs 1.5 fps
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More than 50% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              F305EXR:215 g
              DMC-ZS7:218 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              F305EXR:360 ms
              DMC-ZS7:370 ms
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              F305EXR:1.5 fps
              DMC-ZS7:2.3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              F305EXR:103x59x32 mm
              DMC-ZS7:103x60x33 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              F305EXR:720p @ 24fps
              DMC-ZS7:720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

              Travel zoom

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

              Pro digicam

              $131

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $180

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR

              Travel zoom

              $280

              Size Smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

              Compact

              $316

              Size Significantly smaller
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $115

              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $330

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $240

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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