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

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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 HZ35W

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS10

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
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
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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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At its widest zoom, the HZ35W'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 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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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
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
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        Weight Heavy Help
        DMC-ZS10:219 g
        HZ35W:245 g
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        DMC-ZS10:6,400 ISO
        HZ35W:None

        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-ZS15

        Panasonic Lumix ZS15

        Travel zoom

        $318

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Is thicker
        GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $500

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Travel zoom

        $685

        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Samsung WB350F

        Samsung WB350F

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $259

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $320 - $399

        Zoom More zoom
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $473 - $482

        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 ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $223 - $240

        Zoom More zoom
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

        Travel zoom

        $250

        Weight Slightly lighter
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        GPS No built-in GPS
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

        Samsung HZ35W Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung WB750

        Samsung WB750

        Travel zoom

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Samsung WB100

        Samsung WB100

        Super zoom

        $272

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Much larger
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Samsung WB700

        Samsung WB700

        Travel zoom

        Size Smaller
        Zoom More zoom
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $368

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Samsung HZ50W

        Samsung HZ50W

        Super zoom

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Much larger
        GPS No built-in GPS

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