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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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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        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"
        Weight Heavy Help
        ZS15:208 g
        DMC-ZS8:210 g
        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        6,400 ISO
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        Compact 105x58x33 mm
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $200 - $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

        $149 - $240

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $230 - $300

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Panasonic Lumix ZS19

        Panasonic Lumix ZS19

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $220

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $470

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

        Travel zoom

        $499

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $350 - $440

        GPS Has a GPS
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $84 - $220

        Size Smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Travel zoom

        $599

        GPS Has a GPS
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Travel zoom

        $125

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Significantly smaller
        Zoom Less zoom
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $300

        GPS Has a GPS
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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