Updated (January, 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
370 ms shutter lag
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ18

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Zoom More zoom 16x vs 12x
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Around 80% more zoom
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Weight Slightly lighter 210 g vs 218 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ10

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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recommendations

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
        Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
        60 seconds
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Weight Heavy Help
        DMC-TZ18:210 g
        DMC-TZ10:218 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        1.3"
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        6,400 ISO
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        DMC-TZ18:1.9 fps
        DMC-TZ10:2.3 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Size Large Help
        DMC-TZ18:105x58x33 mm
        DMC-TZ10:103x60x33 mm
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

        Travel zoom

        Panasonic Lumix TZ35

        Panasonic Lumix TZ35

        Travel zoom

        $192

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

        Travel zoom

        $376 - $441

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

        Panasonic Lumix TZ30

        Travel zoom

        $275

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8

        Travel zoom

        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

        Panasonic Lumix TZ25

        Travel zoom

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6

        Travel zoom

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 125 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

        Compact

        Size Significantly smaller
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Zoom Less zoom
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix ZS35

        Panasonic Lumix ZS35

        Travel zoom

        $155 - $274

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3

        Compact

        $166

        Size Significantly smaller
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix TZ40

        Panasonic Lumix TZ40

        Travel zoom

        $220

        Zoom More zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        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
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

        Travel zoom

        GPS No built-in GPS
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $348 - $362

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Size Much larger

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        discussion

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