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

Samsung HZ35W vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Winner
Samsung HZ35W

63

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung HZ35W

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7.

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
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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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 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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-ZS7218 g
              HZ35W245 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-ZS71,600 ISO
              HZ35W3,200 ISO

              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-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $340 - $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $281

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $285

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

              Samsung HZ35W Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $547 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

              Travel zoom

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Ultra compact

              $103

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix F440 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix F440 Zoom

              Ultra compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung WB700

              Samsung WB700

              Travel zoom

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

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