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
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
218 g
 
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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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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
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Weight Heavy Help
        DMC-ZS7:218 g
        HZ35W:245 g
        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
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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
        Thickness Is thicker

        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

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $279

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $340 - $399

        Zoom More zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

        Travel zoom

        $370

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Size Slightly smaller
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen size Smaller screen

        Samsung HZ35W Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Ultra compact

        $100 - $170

        Size Much smaller
        3D Takes 3D photos
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Samsung HZ30W

        Samsung HZ30W

        Travel zoom

        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Samsung TL350

        Samsung TL350

        Compact

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Zoom Less zoom
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

        Compact

        $294

        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $90 - $180

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Significantly smaller
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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