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

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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 Samsung WB150F

Size
Really small
Compact 106x59x23 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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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
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
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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
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
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size Smaller 106x59x23 mm vs 105x58x33 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Zoom More zoom 18x vs 16x
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Around 30% more zoom
Thickness Significantly 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 $150.48 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (around 50% 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 Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              DMC-ZS10:16x
              WB150F:18x
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              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

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $250 - $274

              Thickness Is thicker
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              $445

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

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

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $167

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $150

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $120

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $225

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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