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

Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

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

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

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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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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              16x
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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
              ZS15:208 g
              DMC-ZS8:210 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              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-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-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $330

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              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 ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              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 ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $240

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $200

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              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 DMC-ZS15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15.

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              $370

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen

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