As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro digicams, super zooms and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS50 and the Lumix DMC-TZ60) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX720 HS and the PowerShot SX610 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, records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 40 fps), has a slightly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 320 shots) and is older (january 2012 vs january 2015).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$249 - $289

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

  • 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

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$340

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the ZS20)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots significantly faster: 40 fps vs 10 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and ZS20

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Have touch screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45
2 years newer
$190 - $199

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Longer battery life: 350 shots vs 260 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS45 (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-ZS45 and ZS20

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 10 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and ZS20

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Have touch screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, is slightly smaller (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs mid size (120×67×45 mm)) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
4 years newer
$998 (body only)
$1,148 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 23

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and ZS20

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years newer
$398 (body only)
$548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the A6000 and ZS20

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 206 g

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$452 (body only)
$348 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the ZS20)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the ZS20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A5000 and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Very light: 210 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"

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 and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm vs nikon CX 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 1,040k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
4 years newer
$679 - $699

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

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5 months newer
$617

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports an external flash

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and ZS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps

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 (125×85×107 mm)), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a touch screen, is thinner (1.1" vs 4.2") and is significantly lighter (206 g vs 565 g).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (20x vs 60x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much shorter battery life (260 shots vs 600 shots).

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
4 years newer
$447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 20x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and ZS20

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
4 years newer
$199 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly more zoom: 39.1x vs 20x
  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 260 shots
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 206 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (20x vs 5x), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2 fps) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 21 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (january 2012 vs february 2015).

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
similar age
$207

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 260 shots

common strengths of the 320 HS and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
3 years newer
$269

Significant advantages of the TG-860 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TG-860 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the TG-860 and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens