Updated (January, 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 vs Samsung HZ35W

Samsung HZ35W

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Samsung HZ35W

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Reasons to buy the Samsung HZ35W

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 107x61x28 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS7

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Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Weight Lighter 218 g vs 245 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 16s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung HZ35W

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom 15x vs 12x
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Around 60% more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Size Smaller 107x61x28 mm vs 103x60x33 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 HZ35W's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The HZ35W's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 60

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Weight Heavy Help
DMC-ZS7:218 g
HZ35W:245 g
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
DMC-ZS7:6,400 ISO
HZ35W:None
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Size Large Help
DMC-ZS7:103x60x33 mm
HZ35W:107x61x28 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 ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$319 - $499

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$229 - $399

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$531 - $547

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Travel zoom

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$389 - $449

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $359

Aperture Has a much wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Travel zoom

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Travel zoom

GPS No built-in GPS
Weight Slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Travel zoom

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
GPS No built-in GPS
Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$184 - $300

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$398

Aperture Much wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Size Much larger

Samsung HZ35W Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung HZ30W

Samsung HZ30W

Travel zoom

GPS No built-in GPS
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Super zoom

$201 - $249

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
GPS No built-in GPS
Samsung WB30F

Samsung WB30F

Ultra compact

$88 - $129

Size Significantly smaller
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
GPS No built-in GPS
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$278

Zoom More zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
GPS No built-in GPS
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F

Travel zoom

$90 - $129

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Zoom More zoom
GPS No built-in GPS
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

appearance

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discussion

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