Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

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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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
200 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
18x vs 16x
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Around 30% more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S9300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$272.99 vs $329.00
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The best price we've seen is $56 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS10

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
220 fps vs 120 fps
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More than 80% higher fps
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-ZS10's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6.9 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
105x58x33 mm vs 109x62x31 mm
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Almost the same
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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              S9300120 fps
              DMC-ZS10220 fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Very fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              S9300215 g
              DMC-ZS10219 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S93001.2"
              DMC-ZS101.3"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S93003,200 ISO
              DMC-ZS101,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              S9300109x62x31 mm
              DMC-ZS10105x58x33 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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $327 - $347

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Significantly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $298

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Olympus SZ-10

              Olympus SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS

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