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
Size
Really small
Compact 103x60x33 mm
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Size
Really small
Compact 105x58x33 mm
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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
Lowest price Cheaper $274.00 vs $684.89
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The best price we've seen is $411 cheaper (2.5x less)
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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-ZS8:210 g
              DMC-ZS7:218 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-ZS8:1.9 fps
              DMC-ZS7:2.3 fps
              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.

              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 DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $319

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $310

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $162 - $798

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              $490

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              $445

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $195 - $240

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $149

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $158

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $528

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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              discussion

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