Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TZ30

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

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

Advantages of the Panasonic TZ30

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Zoom More zoom 20x vs 12x
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Around 3x more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size Smaller 105x59x28 mm vs 103x60x33 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The TZ30's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 206 g vs 218 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ10

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Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Lowest price Cheaper $160.18 vs $275.00
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The best price we've seen is $115 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
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Weight Heavy Help
              TZ30:206 g
              DMC-TZ10:218 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO

              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 TZ40

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Travel zoom

              $218

              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Travel zoom

              $250

              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

              Panasonic Lumix TZ25

              Travel zoom

              $296

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $199

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $292 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $404

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Travel zoom

              $393 - $448

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

              Travel zoom

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8

              Travel zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $492 body only

              $579 with 18-135mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

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