As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is also often compared to pro digicams. 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 S110)

Competitor classes

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

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)

  • 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

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

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
1 year newer
$198

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

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

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
1 year newer
$139 - $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 record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the ZS35 and ZS20

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

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
similar age
$369

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
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • In-camera panoramas

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year older
$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
  • Extremely 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, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

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 slightly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 months newer
$498 - $798

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
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

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

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$179

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the ZS20)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S110 and ZS20

  • Have touch screens
  • In-camera HDR
  • Light weight: 198 g vs 206 g

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$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-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
1 year older
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (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 DMC-LX5 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and ZS20

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
3 years older
$300

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX3 (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 DMC-LX3 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DMC-LX3 and ZS20

  • Inexpensive: $299.99 vs $299.99