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 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, has a touch screen, has in-camera HDR, captures 3D images and slightly closer macro focusing (3 cm vs 5 cm).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (january, 2012 vs april, 2013), doesn't support an external flash and is less popular.

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$319

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
  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Have touch screens
arrow Compare the ZS30 vs the ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
1 year newer
$231 - $240

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

  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Lumix ZS25 vs the Lumix ZS20

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
similar age
$278 - $300

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the SX260 HS (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the SX260 HS and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$471 - $484

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)

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

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Lumix DMC-TZ60 vs the Lumix ZS20

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
2 years newer
$299 - $350

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Longer battery life: 360 shots vs 260 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the SX700 HS and ZS20

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
1 year newer
$348 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 400 shots vs 260 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-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 ($289.95 vs $446.99).

However, on average it has a significantly 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 significantly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 months newer
$498

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)

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and ZS20

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
  • Light weight: 213 g vs 206 g
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5 months newer
$348 - $370

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

  • 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 S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$447 - $449

Significant advantages of the S120 (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 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

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$200 - $400

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)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen
  • 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
1 year older
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the ZS20)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
arrow Compare the Lumix DMC-LX5 vs the Lumix 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), 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 has a slightly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 390 shots).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$197 - $227

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 390 shots vs 260 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm

common strengths of the L830 and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and ZS20

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20