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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

67

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

53

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

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
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 @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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
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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$249.99 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (around 20% 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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              16x
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-ZS10:219 g
              DMC-ZS8:210 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              Compact 105x58x33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses

              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

              $300

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $240

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-10

              Olympus SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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