Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Olympus SZ-11 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

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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
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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
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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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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 Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price Cheaper $183.99 vs $275.90
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The best price we've seen is $92 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              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 Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $129

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $203

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $280 - $400

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Pentax Optio RZ10

              Pentax Optio RZ10

              Travel zoom

              $271

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Casio Exilim EX-H5

              Casio Exilim EX-H5

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $399

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319 - $499

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price More expensive
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Super zoom

              $1,000

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen

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