Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 vs Samsung WB850F

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 109x61x24 mm
 

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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS10

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 16s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price Cheaper $229.98 vs $397.29
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The best price we've seen is $167 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Samsung WB850F

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Zoom More zoom 21x vs 16x
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More than 70% more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the WB850F's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size Smaller 109x61x24 mm vs 105x58x33 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The WB850F's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              DMC-ZS10:16x
              WB850F:21x
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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 ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $280 - $399

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $490 - $515

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $365

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Size Is significantly smaller
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              Touch screen No touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $210 - $220

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              $318

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

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $163 - $199

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $145

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $448

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $449

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $83 - $499

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Size Slightly larger

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