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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Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
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
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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
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 Significantly 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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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

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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $389 - $449

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $319 - $499

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Travel zoom

        $466

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

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $399

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $235

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $398

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Zoom Less zoom

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148 - $191

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly smaller
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $159

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Samsung WB30F

        Samsung WB30F

        Ultra compact

        $88 - $129

        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Samsung WB250F

        Samsung WB250F

        Travel zoom

        $111 - $169

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

        Sony Cybershot WX7

        Compact

        $218

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Slightly smaller
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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