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

Samsung HZ35W

Winner
Samsung HZ35W

65

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Samsung HZ35W

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 107x61x28 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
 

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
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-ZS7:218 g
              HZ35W:245 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $330

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $332 - $399

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom

              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $250 - $273

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $240

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures

              Samsung HZ35W Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Zoom More zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung WB700

              Samsung WB700

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $238

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung WB850F

              Samsung WB850F

              Travel zoom

              $249

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Zoom More zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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