Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
200 ms shutter lag
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ20

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Size Slightly smaller 105x58x33 mm vs 105x60x34 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Weight Slightly lighter 219 g vs 234 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX10V

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-HX10V's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $349.95 vs $375.71
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The best price we've seen is $26 cheaper (around 10% 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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              16x
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              DMC-TZ20:60s
              DSC-HX10V:30s
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-TZ20:$375.71
              DSC-HX10V:$349.95
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-TZ20:219 g
              DSC-HX10V:234 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              DMC-TZ20:105x58x33 mm
              DSC-HX10V:105x60x34 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

              Panasonic Lumix TZ30

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $473 - $500

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $288

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

              Travel zoom

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Travel zoom

              $245

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

              Panasonic Lumix TZ25

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

              Travel zoom

              $314 - $350

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Size Much smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $323 - $328

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $194

              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

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