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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
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

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
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Zoom More zoom 20x vs 16x
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Around 60% more zoom
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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        Zoom Great zoom Help
        ZS15:16x
        ZS20:20x
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Weight Heavy Help
        ZS15:208 g
        ZS20:206 g
        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        6,400 ISO
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity

        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

        $500

        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

        $215 - $240

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $473 - $535

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $300

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Panasonic Lumix ZS19

        Panasonic Lumix ZS19

        Travel zoom

        $190 - $220

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $300

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Travel zoom

        $433

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Size Significantly smaller
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom Less zoom
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $84 - $220

        Size Smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $252

        Size Smaller
        Zoom More zoom
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix ZS40

        Panasonic Lumix ZS40

        Travel zoom

        $398 - $448

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Touch screen No touch screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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