Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2500 ms startup delay
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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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
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-ZS7's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Smaller 103x60x33 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 1s
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60x longer exposures
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Zoom More zoom 18x vs 12x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
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 9.5 fps vs 2.3 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S9100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $299.99 vs $599.00
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The best price we've seen is $299 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-ZS7:218 g
              S9100:214 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-ZS7:1.3"
              S9100:1.4"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              DMC-ZS7:103x60x33 mm
              S9100:105x62x35 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              $487

              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $269 - $319

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $335

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

              Travel zoom

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom

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              Dan (0:17 AM, May 21, 2011)
               Is this a Nikon supported site??,..also,how do you rate these cameras,i work in retail,and have a fair knowledge on how cameras stack up against each other,also which cameras are out selling others,but you're site doesn't seem to show this.