Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $214.99 vs $249.99
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS8

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Weight Slightly lighter 210 g vs 219 g
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Almost the same
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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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              16x
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-ZS10:219 g
              DMC-ZS8:210 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 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

              $219 - $399

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $599

              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $350

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

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $240

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              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 Much shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              $318

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              $433

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Size Significantly smaller
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $125 - $130

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $479 - $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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