Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix ZS30 vs Samsung WB150F

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

74

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Samsung WB150F

56

Samsung WB150F

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

Size
Really small
Compact 106x59x23 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
188 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic ZS20

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 18x
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More than 20% more zoom
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Samsung WB150F

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Size
Smaller
106x59x23 mm vs 105x59x28 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the WB150F's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
188 g vs 206 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$149.95 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (2x less)
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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
              ZS20:20x
              WB150F:18x
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $240

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $305

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $248

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $330

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $150

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB850F

              Samsung WB850F

              Travel zoom

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Pentax Optio VS20

              Pentax Optio VS20

              Travel zoom

              $308

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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