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
Size
Really small
Compact 103x60x33 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

Size
Really small
Compact 103x59x32 mm
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 Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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" 6.1x4.6mm
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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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Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR 56

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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
        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
        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.

        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $215 - $300

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $210 - $220

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

        Travel zoom

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Pro digicam

        $323 - $425

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

        Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

        Travel zoom

        $186

        GPS Has a GPS
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Pentax Optio 555

        Pentax Optio 555

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

        Travel zoom

        $140

        GPS Has a GPS
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

        Compact

        Size Significantly smaller
        Sensor size Larger sensor
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

        Travel zoom

        $145

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $329

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $399

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $490 - $515

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Travel zoom

        $433

        Lowest price Cheaper
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

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