As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and the Lumix DMC-TZ60) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX260 HS and the EOS Rebel T6)

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), has a touch screen, captures 3D images and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (january 2012 vs january 2015), doesn't shoot RAW and is slightly more expensive ($599.00 vs $169.00).

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 much faster: 40 fps vs 10 fps

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

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

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 DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$251

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots RAW
  • 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"
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$298 - $329

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)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • 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 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 ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
1 year newer
$128

Significant advantages of the ZS35 (vs the ZS20)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the ZS35 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the ZS35 and ZS20

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45
2 years newer
$169 - $173

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-ZS45 and ZS20

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

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 none), has a touch screen, captures 3D images 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), 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 1,229k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 20 MP).

Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1
1 year newer
$195

Significant advantages of the XQ1 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the XQ1 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the XQ1 and ZS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • In-camera panoramas

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 months newer
$498

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and ZS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$417 - $499

Significant advantages of the G16 (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 G16 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the G16 and ZS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5 months newer
$426

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)

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

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and ZS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
1 year newer
$488

Significant advantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the ZS20)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the DMC-LF1 and ZS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps) and has slightly more focus points (23 vs 9).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 17.9 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
4 years newer
$589 - $749 (body only)
$499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the ZS20)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and ZS20

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 206 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs professional size (125×87×110 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), has significantly less zoom (20x vs 60x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
3 years newer
$205

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 260 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the L340 and ZS20

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$240 - $298

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 20x
  • Better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Shoots RAW

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and ZS20

  • 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
$298 - $311

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

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR