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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic ZS15

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
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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Lowest price Cheaper $249.99 vs $445.47
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The best price we've seen is $195 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
              16x
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Weight Heavy Help
              ZS15:208 g
              DMC-ZS8:210 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Size Large Help
              Compact 105x58x33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $310

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $340 - $399

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $209

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $265

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm X-T1

              Fujifilm X-T1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,199 - $1,499 body only

              $1,598 - $1,600 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix SZ8

              Panasonic Lumix SZ8

              Travel zoom

              $122 - $129

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              $490

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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