Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 vs Olympus mju 9010

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

70

Olympus mju 9010

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus mju 9010

Size
Really small
Compact (94×58×31 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
211 g

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differences

Advantages of the Olympus mju 9010

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Size
Smaller
94×58×31 mm vs 105×58×33 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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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Almost the same
Thickness
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
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 14.5x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 10x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              mju 90103,200 ISO
              DMC-TZ206,400 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              mju 901010x
              DMC-TZ2016x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Olympus mju 9010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $138 - $139

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Pentax MX-1

              Pentax MX-1

              Pro digicam

              $389

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $217

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Compact

              $125

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $135

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $369

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              $487

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $220

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $209

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Super zoom

              $999

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

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