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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS45

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Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
350 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
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Advantages of the Panasonic ZS30

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Much smaller
105×59×28 mm vs 108×60×32 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Weight
Significantly lighter
198 g vs 249 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$395.75 vs $552.14
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The best price we've seen is $156 cheaper (around 30% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DMC-ZS45108×60×32 mm
              ZS30105×59×28 mm
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DMC-ZS45350 shots
              ZS30300 shots
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DMC-ZS451.3"
              ZS301.1"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DMC-ZS45249 g
              ZS30198 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DMC-ZS454s
              ZS3015s
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              DMC-ZS451/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
              ZS301/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              DMC-ZS459.6 MP
              ZS309.7 MP
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              20x

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