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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 DMC-ZS7

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2500 ms startup delay
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

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
 
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differences

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
Zoom More zoom 16x vs 12x
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Around 80% more zoom
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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 4.5x 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
Weight Slightly lighter 208 g vs 218 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS7

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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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
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-ZS7:218 g
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
6,400 ISO
Size Large Help
ZS15:105x58x33 mm
DMC-ZS7:103x60x33 mm

Compared to recent travel zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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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 ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$319 - $499

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$229 - $399

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Size Is slightly smaller
Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Travel zoom

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Size Is slightly smaller
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Travel zoom

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$184 - $300

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Travel zoom

Size Is significantly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Travel zoom

$215 - $250

Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $200

GPS Has a GPS
Zoom More zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$439 - $499

Aperture Much wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Much larger
Zoom Significantly less zoom

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$398

Aperture Much wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Size Much larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$531 - $547

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Macro focus Worse macro capability

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discussion

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