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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 vs Samsung HZ35W

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

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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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung HZ35W

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

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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
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
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
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 16s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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
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
107×61×28 mm vs 105×58×33 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 2 f-stops 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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. 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
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              DMC-ZS106,400 ISO
              HZ35WNone
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-ZS101,600 ISO
              HZ35W3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-ZS1016x
              HZ35W15x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $209

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $362

              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 ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $306

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              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 DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Samsung HZ35W Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung HZ30W

              Samsung HZ30W

              Travel zoom

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Olympus PEN Mini

              Olympus PEN Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Samsung WB700

              Samsung WB700

              Travel zoom

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

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