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
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
 

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
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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
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
Weight Slightly lighter 219 g vs 232 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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)
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 480 fps vs 220 fps
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More than 2x higher fps
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $249.00 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $51 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 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
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              DMC-ZS10:220 fps
              WB850F:480 fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-ZS10:219 g
              WB850F:232 g
              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

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $298

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $269 - $319

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $192

              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 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
              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 WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $55 - $348

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $292 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              appearance

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Samsung WB850F

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