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

Sony Cybershot WX10 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

56

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX10

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.4
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Really small
Size
Super compact 95x53x23 mm
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7. Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10.

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
Much 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 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)
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
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
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
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.3"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
161 g vs 218 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$289.00 vs $684.89
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The best price we've seen is $396 cheaper (2.4x 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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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              DMC-ZS760s
              WX1030s
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-ZS7$684.89
              WX10$289.00
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-ZS71,600 ISO
              WX103,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $229

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              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-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $270

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $260

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $217 - $248

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Compact

              $180

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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