Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

Really small
Size
Super compact (95×56×22 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/1600 of a second

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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-SZ3

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
Size
Slightly smaller
95×56×22 mm vs 99×59×21 mm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-SZ1

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              DMC-SZ395×56×22 mm
              DMC-SZ199×59×21 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              DMC-SZ3126 g
              DMC-SZ1131 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DMC-SZ30.9"
              DMC-SZ10.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-SZ31.4 fps
              DMC-SZ11.3 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              DMC-SZ3720p @ 24fps
              DMC-SZ1720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $178

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Travel zoom

              $361

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix SZ8

              Panasonic Lumix SZ8

              Travel zoom

              $150

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix F5

              Panasonic Lumix F5

              Compact

              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak PixPro FZ151

              Kodak PixPro FZ151

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Size Significantly larger
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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              $483

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

              Travel zoom

              $313

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $400

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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