Updated (January, 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

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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 DMC-ZS8

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS8

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Zoom More zoom 16x vs 12x
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Around 80% more zoom
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Weight Slightly lighter 210 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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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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"
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Weight Heavy Help
        DMC-ZS8:210 g
        DMC-ZS7:218 g
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        6,400 ISO
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        DMC-ZS8:1.9 fps
        DMC-ZS7:2.3 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Size Large Help
        DMC-ZS8:105x58x33 mm
        DMC-ZS7:103x60x33 mm
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $230 - $300

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $329

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $210 - $220

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Travel zoom

        $445

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $280 - $399

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $338 - $398

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Size Significantly smaller
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom Less zoom
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Travel zoom

        $125

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Significantly smaller
        Zoom Less zoom
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Size Significantly smaller
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Zoom Less zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $490 - $515

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

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