As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms and digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS30 and the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V)

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 creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 40 fps), is older (january 2012 vs january 2015) and doesn't shoot RAW.

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$210

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-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-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 DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$249 - $344

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-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year older
$610

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
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 10 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and ZS20

  • Have touch screens

compared toPro digicam competitors

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

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), has a slightly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 320 shots), is older (january 2012 vs april 2015), is slightly more expensive ($593.00 vs $372.20) and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
2 years newer
$539

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the P340 and ZS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Compact (103×58×32 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
3 years newer
$351 - $379

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (112×66×31 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Built-in GPS

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (112×66×31 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs professional size (116×84×103 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs 120 fps), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a touch screen and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (20x vs 41.7x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 23 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out and slightly worse macro focusing (3.0 cm vs 0.4 cm).

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530
2 years newer
$200 - $210

Significant advantages of the P530 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly more zoom: 41.7x vs 20x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P530 (vs the ZS20)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×84×98 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the P530 and ZS20

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Light weight: 494 g vs 206 g
  • Inexpensive: $199.95 vs $593.00

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$169

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the ZS20)

  • Better wide angle: 22 mm vs 24 mm
  • 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)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the L830 and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Light weight: 508 g vs 206 g

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
1 year older
$440

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the ZS20)

  • More zoom: 36x vs 20x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the P500 and ZS20

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 206 g
  • Inexpensive: $439.99 vs $593.00

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 25 mm), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is older (january 2012 vs june 2012) and is slightly more expensive ($593.00 vs $99.99).

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera
4 months newer
$100

Significant advantages of the Instant Digital Camera (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Instant Digital Camera (vs the ZS20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the Instant Digital Camera and ZS20

  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"

Olympus SZ-14

Olympus SZ-14
similar age
$229

Significant advantages of the SZ-14 (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-14 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the SZ-14 and ZS20

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't