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Panasonic ZS10 vs Panasonic ZS15

Portability
91
Imaging
37
Features
46
Overall
40
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 front
Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
37
Overall
36

Panasonic ZS10 vs Panasonic ZS15 Key Specs

Panasonic ZS10
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-384mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 219g - 105 x 58 x 33mm
  • Introduced January 2011
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-TZ20 / Lumix DMC-TZ22
Panasonic ZS15
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-384mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 208g - 105 x 58 x 33mm
  • Revealed June 2012
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-TZ25
  • Later Model is Panasonic ZS20
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Panasonic ZS10 vs Panasonic ZS15 Overview

Below, we will be contrasting the Panasonic ZS10 and Panasonic ZS15, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are built by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the ZS10 (14MP) and the ZS15 (12MP) is pretty well matched and they possess the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ZS10 was manufactured 17 months before the ZS15 which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a in depth comparison, below is a concise overview of how the ZS10 grades versus the ZS15 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS10 over the Panasonic ZS15

 ZS10 ZS15 
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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS15 over the Panasonic ZS10

 ZS15 ZS10 
RevealedJune 2012January 2011More modern by 17 months

Common features in the Panasonic ZS10 and Panasonic ZS15

 ZS10 ZS15 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen sizing
Screen resolution460k460kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

Panasonic ZS10 vs Panasonic ZS15 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to carry around your camera frequently, you'll have to consider its weight and size. The Panasonic ZS10 enjoys outside measurements of 105mm x 58mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 219 grams (0.48 lbs) whilst the Panasonic ZS15 has specifications of 105mm x 58mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") and a weight of 208 grams (0.46 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Here is the front view size comparison of the ZS10 compared to the ZS15.

Panasonic ZS10 vs Panasonic ZS15 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the ZS10 and ZS15 is 91 and 92 respectively.

Panasonic ZS10 vs Panasonic ZS15 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS10 vs Panasonic ZS15 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its tough to see the difference between sensor sizes purely by looking at technical specs. The picture underneath will offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the ZS10 and ZS15.

As you have seen, both cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You should expect the Panasonic ZS10 to give extra detail due to its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will allow you to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The more aged ZS10 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Panasonic ZS10 vs Panasonic ZS15 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS10 vs Panasonic ZS15 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS10 vs Panasonic ZS15 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS10 Portrait photography details
Panasonic ZS15 Portrait photography details
30
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
21
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS10 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic ZS15 as a Street photography camera
65
has image stabilization (Optical)
has focus via touch
lighter than competition (219 grams)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (208g)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS10 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic ZS15 as a Sports photography camera
47
long zoom range (24-384mm 16.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
includes tracking focus
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery power (260 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect AF
36
great zoom range (24-384mm 16.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (260 CIPA)
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic ZS10
Travel photography with Panasonic ZS15
67
lighter than competition (219g)
has focus via touch
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
very long reach (384mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
bad battery power (260 CIPA)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
61
lighter than average in class (208 grams)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (24mm)
great zoom (384mm)
no Timelapse recording
bad battery pack (260 per charge)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS10 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic ZS15 as a Landscape photography camera
42
pretty wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
bad battery power (260 CIPA)
lack of Time Lapse mode
37
reasonably wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
bad battery pack (260 shots)
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic ZS10
Vlogging with Panasonic ZS15
34
pretty wide (24mm)
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition (219g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of mic port
33
reasonably wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than average in class (208g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
no microphone jack
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Panasonic ZS10 vs Panasonic ZS15 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS10 and Panasonic ZS15
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
Also called Lumix DMC-TZ20 / Lumix DMC-TZ22 Lumix DMC-TZ25
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2011-01-25 2012-06-29
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine FHD -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4320 x 3240 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 23 23
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-384mm (16.0x) 24-384mm (16.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 15 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames per second 2.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.00 m 6.40 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 219 grams (0.48 lb) 208 grams (0.46 lb)
Dimensions 105 x 58 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") 105 x 58 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 260 photos 260 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $350 $279