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

Size
Really small
Compact 103x60x33 mm
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)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size Significantly smaller 95x53x23 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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
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
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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Longest exposure Long exposures Help
        DMC-ZS7:60s
        WX10:30s
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348 - $448

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $471 - $484

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $319

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Zoom More zoom
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Travel zoom

        $500

        Lowest price Cheaper
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $290 - $399

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Zoom More zoom
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

        Travel zoom

        $250

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        GPS No built-in GPS

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung WB350F

        Samsung WB350F

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $253

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Significantly larger
        Samsung WB1100F

        Samsung WB1100F

        Super zoom

        $188 - $244

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Samsung NX2000

        Samsung NX2000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $250 - $319 with 20-50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Size Much larger
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $160 - $227

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $212

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Size Much larger
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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