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 ZS25) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX260 HS and the PowerShot SX600 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), has a touch screen, captures 3D images and is thinner (1.1" vs 1.3").

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
$249

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

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
1 year newer
$199 - $240

Significant advantages of the ZS25 (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ZS25 (vs the ZS20)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the ZS25 and ZS20

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

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
  • Significantly larger: Compact 110x64x34 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and ZS20

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

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
similar age
$300 - $305

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)

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

common strengths of the SX260 HS and ZS20

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

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
1 year newer
$134 - $248

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 take 3D photos
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the ZS35 and ZS20

  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year older
$300 - $330

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

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

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 a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly 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/1.4), has a significantly 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
$498

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
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and ZS20

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5 months newer
$345 - $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

Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5
1 year older
$858

Significant advantages of the D-LUX 5 (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 D-LUX 5 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the D-LUX 5 and ZS20

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$326 - $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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
1 year newer
$370 - $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
  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

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

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6
7 months newer
$667 - $699

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 6 (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 D-Lux 6 (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • No built-in GPS
  • Shoots slower: 2 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D-Lux 6 and ZS20

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

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3.0" vs 3.7"), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,300k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes much lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years newer
$548 (body only)
$675 - $698 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.6 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the A6000 and ZS20

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Each has a built-in flash

Leica T Typ 701

Leica T Typ 701
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the T Typ 701 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,300k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.7" vs 3.0"
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T Typ 701 (vs the ZS20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the T Typ 701 and ZS20

  • Have touch screens
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.2 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, has a significantly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 540 shots) and slightly worse macro focusing (3 cm vs 1 cm).

Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4
7 months newer
$899 - $1,040

Significant advantages of the V-Lux 4 (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 V-Lux 4 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the V-Lux 4 and ZS20

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
1 year newer
$249

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the L320 and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 206 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30
1 year newer
$200 - $256

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ30 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 260 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ30 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 124x84x91 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DMC-LZ30 and ZS20

  • In-camera HDR