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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Long exposures
Longest exposure
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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX150

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Significantly smaller
95x56x22 mm vs 103x60x33 mm
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More than 40% smaller
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
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly 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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$407.79 vs $684.89
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The best price we've seen is $277 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              DMC-ZS7:60s
              DSC-WX150:30s
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-ZS7:$684.89
              DSC-WX150:$407.79
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-ZS7:12x
              DSC-WX150:10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $330

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              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 ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $236

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $200

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $158

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

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $236

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom

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