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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

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

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
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
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
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
$264.50 vs $684.89
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The best price we've seen is $420 cheaper (2.6x less)
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recommendations

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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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

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              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $310

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              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-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              $370

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $266

              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

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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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.