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
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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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
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Weight Heavy Help
        DMC-ZS7:218 g
        HZ35W:245 g
        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-ZS7:6,400 ISO
        HZ35W:None
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        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.

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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $300

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $500

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $330 - $399

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        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

        $433

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $473 - $535

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $215 - $240

        Zoom More zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6

        Travel zoom

        GPS No built-in GPS

        Samsung HZ35W Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung WB250F

        Samsung WB250F

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Samsung WB350F

        Samsung WB350F

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $199

        Zoom More zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Samsung WB150F

        Samsung WB150F

        Travel zoom

        $139 - $299

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Zoom More zoom
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Samsung WB750

        Samsung WB750

        Travel zoom

        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 HZ30W

        Samsung HZ30W

        Travel zoom

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

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        discussion

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