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
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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 Significantly more zoom 20x vs 12x
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Around 3x more zoom
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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Size Smaller 105x59x28 mm vs 103x60x33 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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
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
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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
Weight Heavy Help
TZ30:206 g
DMC-TZ10:218 g
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
6,400 ISO
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity

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

$239

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix TZ35

Panasonic Lumix TZ35

Travel zoom

$187

GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$490 - $515

Zoom Has way more 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

$376 - $441

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

Panasonic Lumix TZ25

Travel zoom

Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$479 - $598

Aperture Has a much wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

Travel zoom

Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$225 - $300

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen No touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix ZS19

Panasonic Lumix ZS19

Travel zoom

$140 - $220

GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$279

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
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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discussion

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