Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 vs Pentax Optio RZ18

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Pentax Optio RZ10

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Pentax Optio RZ10

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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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio RZ10

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Weight
Light-weight
178 g
 
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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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom More zoom 16x vs 10x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
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 size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Pentax RZ10

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The RZ10's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the RZ10's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Weight Lighter 178 g vs 219 g
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Around 20% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 97x61x33 mm vs 105x58x33 mm
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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

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

        Thickness Quite thick Help
        1.3"
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        DMC-ZS10:105x58x33 mm
        RZ10:97x61x33 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

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $350

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $399

        Zoom More zoom
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $329

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Lowest price More expensive
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

        Travel zoom

        $250

        Weight Slightly lighter
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $490 - $515

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Touch screen No touch screen
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Travel zoom

        Touch screen No touch screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

        Pentax Optio RZ10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung ST150F

        Samsung ST150F

        Ultra compact

        $75 - $90

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Significantly smaller
        Zoom Less zoom
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Pentax Optio RZ18

        Pentax Optio RZ18

        Travel zoom

        $173

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Fujifilm FinePix JX300

        Fujifilm FinePix JX300

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Significantly smaller
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Zoom Less zoom
        Canon PowerShot G1X

        Canon PowerShot G1X

        Boutique

        $511 - $549

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $160

        Size Much smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

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