Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix ZS30 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic ZS20

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Zoom More zoom 20x vs 16x
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Around 60% more zoom
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
Size Smaller 105x59x28 mm vs 105x60x34 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight Lighter 206 g vs 234 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $229.00 vs $339.69
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The best price we've seen is $111 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX10V

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX10V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Battery life Longer battery life 320 shots vs 260 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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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
              ZS20:20x
              DSC-HX10V:16x
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Heavy Help
              ZS20:206 g
              DSC-HX10V:234 g

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319 - $499

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $328

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $379 - $389

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Travel zoom

              $137 - $220

              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $600

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              discussion

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
              Lumix ZS20
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