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 ZS30 and the Lumix ZS25) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX260 HS and the PowerShot SX280 HS)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact 105x59x28 mm vs compact 106x61x33 mm), has a touch screen, has in-camera HDR, creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (january, 2012 vs january, 2013) and slightly shorter exposures (15 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$329 - $399

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

  • Great zoom: 20x vs 20x
  • Built-in GPS
  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
arrow Compare the ZS30 vs the ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
1 year newer
$235 - $295

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

  • Great zoom: 20x vs 20x
  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the Lumix ZS25 vs the Lumix ZS20

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
similar age
$200 - $300

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Supports 24p

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

  • Great zoom: 20x vs 20x
  • Built-in GPS
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$199 - $200

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the SX280 HS and ZS20

  • Great zoom: 20x vs 20x
  • Built-in GPS
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
similar age
$338

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly larger: Compact 107x62x35 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DSC-HX20V and ZS20

  • Great zoom: 20x vs 20x
  • Built-in GPS
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year older
$174 - $300

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

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

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
arrow Compare the Lumix DMC-ZS10 vs the Lumix ZS20

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a touch screen, creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images, has a built-in GPS and is slightly less expensive ($229.00 vs $398.00).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm vs nikon CX 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 much lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 20 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5 months newer
$398

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/3.3
  • Shoots RAW
  • Larger sensor: 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Lumix DMC-LX7 vs the Lumix ZS20

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$235 - $250

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

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Have touch screens
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 months newer
$548

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 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)

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and ZS20

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$280 - $350

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)

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

common strengths of the S100 and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • In-camera HDR
  • Built-in GPS
arrow Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$449 - $450

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm

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

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Have touch screens
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S120 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact 105x59x28 mm vs professional size 123x87x106 mm), has a touch screen, creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and is thinner (1.1" vs 4.2").

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (20x vs 50x), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and has a slightly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 540 shots).

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
1 year newer
$219 - $230

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Supports 24p
  • Better macro capability: 0 cm vs 3 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the SX510 HS and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Standard size 104x70x80 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Light weight: 349 g vs 206 g
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year newer
$180 - $279

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the ZS20)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the L820 and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
5 months newer
$405 - $598

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much longer battery life: 540 shots vs 260 shots

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

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs the Lumix ZS20

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
7 months newer
$399 - $400

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 20x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Much larger: Professional size 123x87x106 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and ZS20

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20