As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is also often compared to pro digicams, mirrorless, super zooms and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS50 and the Lumix ZS35) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 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, 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 is thinner (1.1" vs 1.3").

However, on average it is older (january 2012 vs january 2013), is slightly more expensive ($599.90 vs $299.00), has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (15 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (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 (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 ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
1 year newer
$337

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

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$344

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the ZS20)

  • 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
  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
1 year newer

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

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year older
$260

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

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

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) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 months newer
$425 - $448

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and ZS20

  • Built-in flashes

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
2 years newer
$904

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the ZS20)

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

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the ZS20)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the P340 and ZS20

  • Built-in flashes
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

Nikon Coolpix P7700

Nikon Coolpix P7700
6 months newer
$700

Significant advantages of the P7700 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the P7700 (vs the ZS20)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the P7700 and ZS20

  • Built-in flashes
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
4 years newer
$565 - $679

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and ZS20

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
2 years newer
$330

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S200 and ZS20

  • Built-in flashes

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 sensor shift), is significantly smaller (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs prosumer size (130×94×63 mm)), has a built-in GPS and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,400k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 16 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1
1 year newer
$999 (body only)
$2,300 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M1 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-M1 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the E-M1 and ZS20

  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-GX7 and ZS20

  • Have touch screens
  • 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 is significantly smaller (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.2 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has much less zoom (20x vs 83.3x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks and external mic jack.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30
1 year newer
$454

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 record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-LZ30 and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×84×91 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 558 g vs 206 g

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
similar age
$266

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the L810 and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
3 years newer
$460 - $697

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)

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

common strengths of the P900 and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
2 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 20x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has significantly more zoom (20x vs 3x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 320 x 240 @ 15fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 36 mm) and has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5").

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs super compact (95×59×20 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9"), is slightly heavier (206 g vs 122 g), is significantly more expensive ($599.90 vs $131.61) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot S400

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the S400 (vs the ZS20)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S400 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S400 and ZS20

  • None found

Pentax Optio LS465

Pentax Optio LS465
3 months newer
$175

Significant advantages of the Optio LS465 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (101×46×23 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 122 g vs 206 g

Significant disadvantages of the Optio LS465 (vs the ZS20)

  • No built-in flash
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the Optio LS465 and ZS20

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
2 years newer
$132

Significant advantages of the S2900 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 119 g vs 206 g
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2900 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the S2900 and ZS20

  • None found