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 DMC-TZ60 and the Lumix ZS30) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX260 HS and the PowerShot SX700 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 (105×59×28 mm) vs compact (111×64×34 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a touch screen and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (20x vs 30x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (january 2012 vs january 2014) and doesn't shoot RAW.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$252

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

  • Significantly 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
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly larger: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 50fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$407

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

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (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 Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (vs the ZS20)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly larger: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
similar age
$282

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Supports 24p
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

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

  • Built-in GPS
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
1 year newer
$130 - $209

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

common strengths of the ZS35 and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year older
$389

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

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs 120 fps), has a touch screen, creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), 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 significantly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 20 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5 months newer
$328 - $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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 months newer
$350 - $448

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

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

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and ZS20

  • In-camera panoramas

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
2 years newer
$440 - $599

Significant advantages of the X30 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly larger sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm

Significant disadvantages of the X30 (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the X30 and ZS20

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
1 year older
$470

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the ZS20)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the S95 and ZS20

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$250

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the ZS20)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2 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

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$349

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the ZS20)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • 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

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Have touch screens

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 (125×87×110 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a touch screen, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (1.1" vs 4.3").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), has slightly less zoom (20x vs 60x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and has a significantly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 400 shots).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$210 - $228

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 20x
  • Better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly longer battery life: 400 shots vs 260 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and ZS20

  • Fast continuous shooting: 9 fps vs 10 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
5 months newer
$362 - $398

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

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

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

  • Much larger: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and ZS20

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 10 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60
5 months newer
$389

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ60 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much longer battery life: 450 shots vs 260 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ60 (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ60 and ZS20

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
2 years newer
$149 - $536

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX400 IS (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX400 IS (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the PowerShot SX400 IS and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×80 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 313 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"