Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS25

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

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Panasonic Lumix ZS15

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS10

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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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $299.99 vs $445.47
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The best price we've seen is $145 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic ZS15

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The ZS15's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Slightly lighter 208 g vs 219 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              16x
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-ZS10:219 g
              ZS15:208 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Size Large Help
              Compact 105x58x33 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-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $340 - $399

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $269 - $319

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $209

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $250 - $274

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Size Significantly smaller
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $88

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $199

              Size Smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $95 - $200

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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