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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$160.18 vs $274.68
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The best price we've seen is $114 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-TZ18:210 g
              DMC-TZ10:218 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-TZ18:1.9 fps
              DMC-TZ10:2.3 fps
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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 TZ35

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Travel zoom

              $186

              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

              $311

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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-ZS6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6

              Travel zoom

              $761

              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

              Travel zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $340 - $348

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              $146

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $305

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom

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