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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-SZ7

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-SZ7's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX100

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Size
Significantly smaller
92×52×22 mm vs 99×59×21 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
240 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Slightly lighter
124 g vs 133 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              DMC-SZ799×59×21 mm
              WX10092×52×22 mm
              Weight Very light Help
              DMC-SZ7133 g
              WX100124 g
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DMC-SZ70.8"
              WX1000.9"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DMC-SZ78s
              WX1004s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              DMC-SZ7220 shots
              WX100240 shots
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              10x

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              DMC-SZ71/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
              WX1001/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              DMC-SZ79.6 MP
              WX1009.7 MP

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              Sony DSC WX100 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

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