Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix ZS30 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x28 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 105x62x35 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Weight
Light-weight
214 g
 
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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
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size Smaller 105x59x28 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Zoom More zoom 20x vs 18x
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More than 20% more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the ZS20's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.4"
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20% thinner
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
Weight Slightly lighter 206 g vs 214 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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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
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 10% higher fps
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 270 shots vs 260 shots
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Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $264.50 vs $289.95
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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
              S9100:18x
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              ZS20:220 fps
              S9100:240 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              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
              S9100:214 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              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

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $275 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $471 - $484

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $160 - $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $384

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $209 - $240

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $335

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Travel zoom

              $243

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $280

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $280

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $290

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $195

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Nikon Coolpix S9100
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Nikon Coolpix S9100

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