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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2500 ms startup delay
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

True resolution
High true resolution
10.6 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
 
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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 Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.6 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
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
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
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
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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 Common Weaknesses

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

Weight Heavy Help
F305EXR:215 g
DMC-ZS7:218 g
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
F305EXR:1.5 fps
DMC-ZS7:2.3 fps
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
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 Common Weaknesses

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

Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
F305EXR:360 ms
DMC-ZS7:370 ms
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$199

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p No 24p support
Aperture Narrower aperture
Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

Compact

Size Significantly smaller
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Supports 24p No 24p support
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Samsung TL350

Samsung TL350

Compact

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Zoom Less zoom
Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Supports 24p No 24p support
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$200 - $300

GPS Has a GPS
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$329 - $399

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Travel zoom

$466

GPS No built-in GPS
Weight Slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$398

Aperture Much wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Size Much larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$229 - $399

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$174 - $300

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen

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discussion

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