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

Samsung HZ35W vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Winner
Samsung HZ35W

67

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung HZ35W

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (107×61×28 mm)
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Thin
Thickness
1.1"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

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

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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS7

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Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 16s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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
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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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
15x vs 12x
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Around 60% more zoom
Size
Smaller
107×61×28 mm vs 103×60×33 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The HZ35W's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops 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
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              DMC-ZS76,400 ISO
              HZ35WNone
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-ZS7218 g
              HZ35W245 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-ZS71,600 ISO
              HZ35W3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-ZS712x
              HZ35W15x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $252

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $445

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $389

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $209

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Size Slightly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $376

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

              Samsung HZ35W Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB850F

              Samsung WB850F

              Travel zoom

              $340

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $209 - $210

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $492 with 14-42mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Much larger

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