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
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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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)
Size Smaller 103x60x33 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 1s
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60x longer exposures
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability 3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
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
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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

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

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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $200 - $300

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

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498 - $548

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $329

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $490 - $515

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Travel zoom

        $433

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

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $399

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

        Panasonic Lumix ZS15

        Travel zoom

        $318

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        GPS No built-in GPS

        Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $327

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

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $175

        GPS Has a GPS
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Travel zoom

        $220

        GPS Has a GPS
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Travel zoom

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S8200

        Nikon Coolpix S8200

        Travel zoom

        $286

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Zoom Less zoom
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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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.