As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is also often compared to pro digicams, mirrorless and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS10 and the Lumix ZS25) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the PowerShot SX160 IS)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a touch screen and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 320 shots) and slightly shorter exposures (15 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year older
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
1 year newer
$270

Significant advantages of the ZS25 (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ZS25 (vs the ZS20)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the ZS25 and ZS20

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$348

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
6 months newer
$350

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 260 shots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the ZS20)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the SX160 IS and ZS20

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-HX20V and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a touch screen and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.4), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
4 years newer
$679

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the ZS20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and ZS20

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5 months newer
$451

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the ZS20)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and ZS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Inexpensive: $451.18 vs $572.20

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$409

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the ZS20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the G7 X and ZS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $409.00 vs $572.20

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 months newer
$397 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and ZS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $396.69 vs $572.20

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$650

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the ZS20)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S120 and ZS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 4 fps), has a built-in GPS and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,036k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 16 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm vs four thirds 17.3x13mm) and has a significantly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 360 shots).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6
1 year newer
$446 (body only)
$498 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF6 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF6 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GF6 and ZS20

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Have touch screens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×65×38 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
similar age
$299 (body only)
$377 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF5 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 260 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF5 (vs the ZS20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-GF5 and ZS20

  • Have touch screens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×37 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 267 g vs 206 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3.3 vs f/3.9), has significantly more zoom (20x vs 4x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm) and records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.5"), is slightly larger (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs super compact (98×59×20 mm)), is older (january 2012 vs january 2015), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (206 g vs 142 g).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30
2 years newer
$136 - $148

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the ZS20)

  • Smaller: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Waterproof
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DMC-TS30 and ZS20

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR

Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Z808EXR (vs the ZS20)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Smaller: Super compact (98×59×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the Z808EXR (vs the ZS20)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Z808EXR and ZS20

  • Have touch screens