Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

67

Nikon Coolpix S9100

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
200 ms shutter lag
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ20

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
Help
At its widest zoom, the DMC-TZ20's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
105x58x33 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 1s
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60x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$219.98 vs $259.03
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 16x
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Around 30% more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S9100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 10% higher fps
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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              DMC-TZ20:220 fps
              S9100:240 fps
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              DMC-TZ20:16x
              S9100:18x
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              DMC-TZ20:10 fps
              S9100:9.5 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-TZ20:219 g
              S9100:214 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-TZ20:1.3"
              S9100:1.4"
              Size Large Help
              DMC-TZ20:105x58x33 mm
              S9100:105x62x35 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $270

              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              High-speed framerate Records less high-speed movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

              Panasonic Lumix TZ30

              Travel zoom

              $271

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Travel zoom

              $210

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Travel zoom

              $204

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $240

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $298 - $448

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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              Avatar for leo_85 leo_85 (8:48 PM, March 20, 2011)
              when you type onto the "Explain scores" link, it would be great whether it would be possible to deselect lines reporting the feature you dont like to take into account for that confrontation..

              for example.. sometimes, for some comparisons, i dont want to take into account - for the overall score - some of the listed features, such as "popularity" (which gives for some model a very high contribution), "touchscreen" and "size", and so i would like to eliminate them from the scoring..