As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is also often compared to waterproofs, super zooms and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and the Lumix DMC-ZS50) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX610 HS and the PowerShot SX410 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 slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is older (january 2012 vs january 2015), doesn't shoot RAW, is slightly more expensive ($599.00 vs $129.95) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the ZS20)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots significantly faster: 40 fps vs 10 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and ZS20

  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$307 - $398

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and ZS20

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$251

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

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$220

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

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 DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45
2 years newer
$130 - $179

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Longer battery life: 350 shots vs 260 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the DMC-ZS45 and ZS20

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
3 years newer
$129 - $227

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the S7000 and ZS20

  • None found

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (20x vs 4x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs compact (112×66×31 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a slightly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 380 shots), is older (january 2012 vs april 2015) and is significantly more expensive ($599.00 vs $230.98).

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3
2 years newer
$372

Significant advantages of the TG-3 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TG-3 (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • Less zoom: 4x vs 20x
  • Significantly larger: Compact (112×66×31 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)

common strengths of the TG-3 and ZS20

  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Built-in GPS

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
3 years newer
$328 - $349

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 260 shots
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No touch screen
  • Less zoom: 4x vs 20x

common strengths of the TG-4 and ZS20

  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
2 years newer
$231 - $329

Significant advantages of the D30 (vs the ZS20)

  • Supports 24p
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the D30 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No touch screen
  • Shoots significantly slower: 1.9 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D30 and ZS20

  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs standard size (104×69×85 mm)), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 0.5 fps).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (20x vs 40x), is older (january 2012 vs february 2015), is slightly more expensive ($599.00 vs $199.00), is less popular and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
3 years newer
$199

Significant advantages of the SX410 IS (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX410 IS (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 SX410 IS and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (20x vs 5x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs super compact (93×57×20 mm)), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (january 2012 vs january 2014), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and is significantly heavier (206 g vs 120 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
1 year newer
$115

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 120 g vs 206 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and ZS20

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
similar age
$264

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • Shoots significantly slower: 2 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 260 shots

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps