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
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
Lowest price Slightly 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 Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              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
              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
              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 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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              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-TZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

              Travel zoom

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $249

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $99

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Zoom Less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $580

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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              discussion

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