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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

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Panasonic Lumix ZS15

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x28 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic ZS15

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Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic ZS20

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Zoom More zoom 20x vs 16x
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Around 60% more zoom
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
Size Smaller 105x59x28 mm vs 105x58x33 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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 Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              ZS15:16x
              ZS20:20x
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Heavy Help
              ZS15:208 g
              ZS20:206 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO

              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 ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $399

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $295

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $174 - $300

              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $526 - $547

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              $466

              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Zoom Less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $345 - $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
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