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

Panasonic Lumix TZ30 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

61

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TZ30

Really small
Size
Compact (105×59×28 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

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

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Advantages of the Panasonic TZ30

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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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 12x
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Around 3x more zoom
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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size
Smaller
105×59×28 mm vs 103×60×33 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The TZ30's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops 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
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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
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              TZ303,200 ISO
              DMC-TZ101,600 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $252

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Travel zoom

              $289

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $209

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

              Panasonic Lumix TZ25

              Travel zoom

              $234

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Travel zoom

              $189

              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

              $282

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10.

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