As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is also often compared to pro digicams and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 and the Lumix ZS30) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX260 HS and the PowerShot SX700 HS)

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, is slightly smaller (compact 105x59x28 mm vs compact 111x64x34 mm), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a touch screen and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (20x vs 30x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (january, 2012 vs january, 2014) and doesn't shoot RAW.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$260

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

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 20x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots RAW

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

  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly larger: Compact 110x64x34 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$350

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

common strengths of the ZS30 and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
1 year newer
$140 - $298

Significant advantages of the ZS35 (vs the ZS20)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the ZS35 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the ZS35 and ZS20

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
similar age
$368

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX260 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the SX260 HS and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • In-camera panoramas

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
1 year newer
$239

Significant advantages of the ZS25 (vs the ZS20)

  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the ZS25 (vs the ZS20)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the ZS25 and ZS20

  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (vs the ZS20)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 20x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (vs the ZS20)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly larger: Compact 111x65x34 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) and ZS20

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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, has in-camera HDR, creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 20 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5 months newer
$348 - $398

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/3.3
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • No touch screen
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and ZS20

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 months newer
$498 - $798

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Shoots RAW

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and ZS20

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
  • Light weight: 213 g vs 206 g

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
2 years newer
$317

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the P340 and ZS20

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Light weight: 194 g vs 206 g
  • Inexpensive: $317.04 vs $299.99

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
3 years older
$305

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the ZS20)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DMC-LX3 and ZS20

  • Inexpensive: $304.50 vs $299.99

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
1 year newer
$426

Significant advantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the ZS20)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the DMC-LF1 and ZS20

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S120 and ZS20

  • Have touch screens
  • In-camera HDR
  • Light weight: 217 g vs 206 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (compact 105x59x28 mm vs professional size 125x87x110 mm), has a touch screen, captures 3D images, is thinner (1.1" vs 4.1") and is significantly lighter (206 g vs 588 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), has significantly less zoom (20x vs 50x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
2 years newer
$448 - $473

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 20x
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the ZS20)

  • Much larger: Professional size 129x93x103 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and ZS20

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera HDR
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$248 - $298

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 20x
  • Significantly longer battery life: 400 shots vs 260 shots
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much larger: Large 130x97x118 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and ZS20

  • Fast continuous shooting: 9 fps vs 10 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
5 months newer
$337 - $606

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much longer battery life: 540 shots vs 260 shots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much larger: Professional size 125x87x110 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • No touch screen
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and ZS20

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 10 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$185 - $237

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 390 shots vs 260 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm

common strengths of the L830 and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • In-camera HDR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
5 months older
$314

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the ZS20)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 410 shots vs 260 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and ZS20

  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 10 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't