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

Sony Cybershot WX10

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

58

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

39

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX10

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

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
Help
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
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)
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
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
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$300.99 vs $684.89
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The best price we've seen is $384 cheaper (2.3x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              DMC-ZS7:60s
              WX10:30s
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much 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
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $332 - $399

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $330

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier
              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-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $250 - $273

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $240

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $149 - $218

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $221 - $268

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              $237

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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