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Olympus SZ10

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus SZ10

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the SZ10's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $275.90 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $24 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS10

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 11x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Slightly smaller 105x58x33 mm vs 105x67x37 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.5"
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More than 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $273 body only

              $427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Super zoom

              $319

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S210

              Nikon Coolpix S210

              Ultra compact

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $205

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              $240

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $130

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $290 - $399

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $471 - $484

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $231 - $240

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $348 - $370

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

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