Updated (January, 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 vs 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
Size
Really small
Compact 103x60x33 mm
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2500 ms startup delay
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 
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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
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 16s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Weight Lighter 218 g vs 245 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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 Slightly 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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        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
        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
        Not supported
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        DMC-ZS7:12x
        HZ35W:15x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $300

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $269 - $319

        Zoom More zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Travel zoom

        $487

        Lowest price Cheaper
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $484 - $501

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $335

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

        Travel zoom

        GPS No built-in GPS
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        Samsung HZ35W Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung WB850F

        Samsung WB850F

        Travel zoom

        $239

        Zoom More zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Samsung DV300F

        Samsung DV300F

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Significantly smaller
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Samsung WB700

        Samsung WB700

        Travel zoom

        $328

        Size Smaller
        Zoom More zoom
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Samsung HZ30W

        Samsung HZ30W

        Travel zoom

        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Canon PowerShot G12

        Canon PowerShot G12

        Pro digicam

        $549

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Much larger
        GPS No built-in GPS

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