Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 vs Samsung HZ35W

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 vs Samsung HZ35W

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung HZ35W

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 107x61x28 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS10

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
16x vs 15x
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More than 10% more zoom
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 16s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Weight
Lighter
219 g vs 245 g
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More than 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Samsung HZ35W

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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
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
107x61x28 mm vs 105x58x33 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The HZ35W's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
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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
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-ZS10219 g
              HZ35W245 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-ZS101,600 ISO
              HZ35W3,200 ISO

              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $281

              Zoom Has way more 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 DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $547 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              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
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $386

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $189

              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
              Olympus SZ-10

              Olympus SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Samsung HZ35W Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Ultra compact

              $102

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Samsung WB700

              Samsung WB700

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Fujifilm FinePix F440 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix F440 Zoom

              Ultra compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung ST6500

              Samsung ST6500

              Compact

              $121

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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