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

Samsung WB850F vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Winner
Samsung WB850F

69

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
23 mm
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 109x61x24 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
200 ms shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 220 fps
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More than 2x higher fps
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Size
Smaller
109x61x24 mm vs 105x58x33 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Significantly 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
Cheaper
$227.99 vs $329.00
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The best price we've seen is $101 cheaper (more than 30% 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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              DMC-ZS10220 fps
              WB850F480 fps
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DMC-ZS101080p @ 30fps
              WB850F1080p @ 60fps
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              DMC-ZS1024 mm
              WB850F23 mm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-ZS10219 g
              WB850F232 g

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Olympus SZ-10

              Olympus SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $298

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $270

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Sanyo DSC-AZ1

              Digicam

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $283 - $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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