Updated (January 2010): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 vs Samsung HZ35W

Samsung HZ35W vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Winner
Samsung HZ35W

68

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung HZ35W

Really small
Size
Compact (107×61×28 mm)
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Thin
Thickness
1.1"
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact (103×60×33 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

Items often bought with the Samsung HZ35W or Panasonic DMC-ZS7

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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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Zoom
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
              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 Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-ZS71,600 ISO
              HZ35W3,200 ISO
              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
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              DMC-ZS76,400 ISO
              HZ35WNone
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-ZS712x
              HZ35W15x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598 - $1,557

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $200

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $419

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $410

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive

              Samsung HZ35W Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Size Much smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung HZ15W

              Samsung HZ15W

              Travel zoom

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $285

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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