Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix ZS25 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Panasonic Lumix ZS15 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Size
Really small
Compact 105x58x33 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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Advantages of the Panasonic ZS15

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The ZS15's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS8

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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
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              ZS15208 g
              DMC-ZS8210 g
              Size Large Help
              Compact 105x58x33 mm

              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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $298

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Significantly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon EOS 30D

              Canon EOS 30D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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