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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 vs Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

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Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

53

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

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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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Zoom
More zoom
15x vs 12x
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Around 60% more zoom
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
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" 6.13x4.6mm
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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
3.0 cm vs 5.0 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
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              F305EXR360 ms
              DMC-ZS7370 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              F305EXR215 g
              DMC-ZS7218 g
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              F305EXR1.5 fps
              DMC-ZS72.3 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              F305EXR720p @ 24fps
              DMC-ZS7720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              F305EXR3,200 ISO
              DMC-ZS71,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              F305EXR103x59x32 mm
              DMC-ZS7103x60x33 mm

              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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              F305EXR15x
              DMC-ZS712x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $379

              Lowest price Is much less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              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

              $180

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 - $547 body only

              $360 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

              Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $200

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $281

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $405

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $285

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $189

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger

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