Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x56x22 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS7

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Zoom Slightly more zoom 12x vs 10x
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More than 40% more zoom
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX150

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-WX150's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Size Significantly smaller 95x56x22 mm vs 103x60x33 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Weight Significantly lighter 133 g vs 218 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.9" vs 1.3"
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More than 30% 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
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Longest exposure Long exposures Help
        DMC-ZS7:60s
        DSC-WX150:30s

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

        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
        Not supported
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        DMC-ZS7:12x
        DSC-WX150:10x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $241

        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548 - $550

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $359

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $389 - $449

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $99

        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $319 - $499

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        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-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $399

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $184 - $300

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $398

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Size Much larger

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148 - $191

        Size Slightly smaller
        Lowest price Significantly cheaper
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $159

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $230 - $328

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony DSC WX100

        Sony DSC WX100

        Travel zoom

        $174

        Size Slightly smaller
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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