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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
200 ms shutter lag
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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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
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
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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
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
Zoom Slightly 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
Lowest price Cheaper $264.50 vs $375.71
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The best price we've seen is $111 cheaper (around 30% 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
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              DMC-TZ20:220 fps
              S9100:240 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-TZ20:219 g
              S9100:214 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-TZ20:1.3"
              S9100:1.4"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              DMC-TZ20:105x58x33 mm
              S9100:105x62x35 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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $471 - $484

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $212

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $195

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $384

              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $195

              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $200 - $400

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

              Panasonic Lumix TZ30

              Travel zoom

              $275

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Travel zoom

              $237

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

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Travel zoom

              $192

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Travel zoom

              $243

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $280

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $250 - $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom

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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..