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 SX710 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 (105×59×28 mm) vs compact (111×64×34 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
$257

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 (111×64×34 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

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

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
1 year newer
$110 - $200

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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the ZS35 and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera HDR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year older
$400

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
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
similar age
$380

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the ZS20)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SX260 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen
  • 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 DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70)

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2 years newer
$483

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 20x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly larger: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)

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

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Many focus points: 23 vs 23

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, creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and has slightly more focus points (23 vs 9).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.4), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 months newer
$448

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Shoots RAW

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and ZS20

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5 months newer
$328

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

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and ZS20

  • Very high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
1 year newer
$419

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

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

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

Samsung EX2F

Samsung EX2F
5 months newer
$445

Significant advantages of the EX2F (vs the ZS20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/3.3
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the EX2F (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the EX2F and ZS20

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$260

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Shoots RAW
  • 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

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

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$349

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
  • No built-in GPS
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the S120 and ZS20

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Have touch screens
  • In-camera HDR

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 7 fps) and has slightly more focus points (23 vs 9).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), has way more less zoom (20x vs 83.3x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 21 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$220 - $228

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 (130×97×118 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No touch screen

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

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$394 - $480

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 20x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Much larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX60 HS and ZS20

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
3 years newer
$597 - $1,350

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much more zoom: 83.3x vs 20x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the P900 and ZS20

  • None found