Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 vs Samsung WB150F

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

66

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Samsung WB150F

56

Samsung WB150F

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
Help
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
Help
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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 16s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung WB150F

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Smaller
106x59x23 mm vs 105x58x33 mm
Help
Around 30% smaller
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 16x
Help
Around 30% more zoom
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.3"
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Around 30% thinner
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the WB150F's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The WB150F's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Lighter
188 g vs 219 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$120.00 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $180 cheaper (2.5x 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
              DMC-ZS10:16x
              WB150F:18x
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              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

              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $99 - $110

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $399

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              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-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
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $193 - $209

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $160

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $99

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $120

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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