Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX10

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.4
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x53x23 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2500 ms startup delay
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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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Zoom More zoom 12x vs 7.6x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX10

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.4 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the WX10's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
Size Significantly smaller 95x53x23 mm vs 103x60x33 mm
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More than 40% smaller
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.9" vs 1.3"
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Around 30% thinner
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 161 g vs 218 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price Much cheaper $228.00 vs $684.89
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The best price we've seen is $457 cheaper (3x less)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The WX10's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, 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
              WX10:30s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $500

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $473 - $482

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $320 - $399

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $300

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              $433

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $159

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $384

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $138

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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