Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Olympus mju 9010 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

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Olympus mju 9010

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 105x58x33 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus mju 9010

Size
Really small
Compact 94x58x31 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
211 g
 
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Advantages of the Olympus mju 9010

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Size Smaller 94x58x31 mm vs 105x58x33 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the mju 9010's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.2" vs 1.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 211 g vs 219 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ20

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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
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Zoom More zoom 16x vs 10x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 14.5x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-TZ20's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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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 Common Weaknesses

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

        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Weight Heavy Help
        mju 9010:211 g
        DMC-TZ20:219 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        mju 9010:3,200 ISO
        DMC-TZ20:6,400 ISO
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        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

        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Compact

        $212

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Size Is significantly smaller
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Travel zoom

        $290

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

        Panasonic Lumix TZ25

        Travel zoom

        $393

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Size Is slightly larger

        Olympus mju 9010 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus mju 7040

        Olympus mju 7040

        Compact

        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Smaller
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Nikon Coolpix S620

        Nikon Coolpix S620

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Zoom Less zoom
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Olympus mju 5010

        Olympus mju 5010

        Compact

        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Zoom Less zoom
        Olympus mju 9000

        Olympus mju 9000

        Travel zoom

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Size Slightly larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

        Sony Cybershot WX9

        Compact

        $299

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Zoom Less zoom

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

        Panasonic Lumix TZ30

        Travel zoom

        $275

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Zoom More zoom
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $471 - $484

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Touch screen No touch screen
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Panasonic Lumix TZ35

        Panasonic Lumix TZ35

        Travel zoom

        $192

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Zoom More zoom
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Panasonic Lumix TZ40

        Panasonic Lumix TZ40

        Travel zoom

        $237

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Pro digicam

        $599

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Zoom Less zoom

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