As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is also often compared to pro digicams, mirrorless and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS30 and the Lumix DMC-TZ60) 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 106x61x33 mm), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a touch screen and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (january, 2012 vs january, 2013), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and is less popular.

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$386

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

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$281

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

  • Significantly 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)

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

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 50fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

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

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
similar age
$325

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
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year older
$329

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)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
1 year newer
$140 - $189

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

common strengths of the ZS35 and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs 120 fps), has a touch screen, 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 slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 months newer
$370 - $448

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

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

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and ZS20

  • In-camera panoramas

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$237

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the ZS20)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.3
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the S100 and ZS20

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $236.99 vs $299.95

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the ZS20)

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

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the G16 and ZS20

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
2 years newer
$450 - $599

Significant advantages of the X30 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the X30 (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the X30 and ZS20

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
1 year newer
$57

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the ZS20)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the x20 and ZS20

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $57.00 vs $299.95

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5 months newer
$328 - $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

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 60 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2
6 months newer
$280 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J2 (vs the ZS20)

  • Faster video autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Higher speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps

Significant disadvantages of the J2 (vs the ZS20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the J2 and ZS20

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fairly small: Compact 106x61x29 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
5 months newer
$242 (body only)
$315 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the ZS20)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the ZS20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the EOS M and ZS20

  • Have touch screens
  • Fairly small: Compact 109x66x32 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$291 (body only)
$330 - $398 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the ZS20)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the ZS20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A5000 and ZS20

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fairly small: Compact 109x62x35 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 206 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), is significantly smaller (compact 105x59x28 mm vs professional size 125x87x110 mm), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.8 fps).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (20x vs 60x), doesn't record movies in 24p, lacks and external mic jack, has a slightly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 400 shots) and slightly worse macro focusing (3 cm vs 0 cm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
5 months newer
$360 - $398

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much longer battery life: 540 shots vs 260 shots
  • 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$200 - $248

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 20x
  • Better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly longer battery life: 400 shots vs 260 shots

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
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
1 year newer
$209 - $210

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly better macro capability: 0 cm vs 3 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the SX510 HS and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Standard size 104x70x80 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
2 years newer
$129 - $286

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX400 IS (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX400 IS (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the PowerShot SX400 IS and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Standard size 104x69x80 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Light weight: 313 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
2 years older
$1,007

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much longer battery life: 470 shots vs 260 shots
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ35 and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 118x76x89 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • In-camera HDR
  • Light weight: 367 g vs 206 g