As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is also often compared to ultra compacts, pro digicams, compacts and digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS30 and the Lumix ZS15) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 and the CyberShot DSC-W800)

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 slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 40 fps), has a slightly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 320 shots), is older (january 2012 vs february 2014) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$344

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 ZS15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
similar age
$78

Significant advantages of the ZS15 (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 ZS15 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the ZS15 and ZS20

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year older
$700

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)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and ZS20

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$299 - $319

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
2 years newer
$268 - $340

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the ZS20)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and ZS20

  • 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
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

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

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (20x vs 5x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 26 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), is older (january 2012 vs february 2014), is significantly heavier (206 g vs 125 g) and is significantly more expensive ($599.90 vs $99.99).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
2 years newer
$100 - $120

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and ZS20

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (20x vs 3.6x), 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 and is thinner (1.1" vs 1.4").

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$490

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S120 and ZS20

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very small: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 months newer
$397 - $448

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly less zoom: 3.6x vs 20x

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and ZS20

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 213 g vs 206 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has significantly more zoom (20x vs 5x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 26 mm) and has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7").

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs super compact (95×59×20 mm)), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (january 2012 vs february 2013), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (206 g vs 124 g).

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
2 years newer
$145

Significant advantages of the S2900 (vs the ZS20)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 119 g vs 206 g
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2900 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the S2900 and ZS20

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
1 year older
$350

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX78 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Smaller: Super compact (99×56×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX78 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the DMC-FX78 and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Have touch screens

Fujifilm FinePix JX370

Fujifilm FinePix JX370
5 months older
$240

Significant advantages of the JX370 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly lighter: 124 g vs 206 g

Significant disadvantages of the JX370 (vs the ZS20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the JX370 and ZS20

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
similar age
$229

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Lighter: 135 g vs 206 g

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

Casio Exilim EX-ZS30

Casio Exilim EX-ZS30
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the EX-ZS30 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the EX-ZS30 (vs the ZS20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the EX-ZS30 and ZS20

  • None found

Pentax Optio LS465

Pentax Optio LS465
3 months newer
$149

Significant advantages of the Optio LS465 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (101×46×23 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 122 g vs 206 g

Significant disadvantages of the Optio LS465 (vs the ZS20)

  • No built-in flash
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the Optio LS465 and ZS20

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and doesn't support an external flash.

Olympus SZ-14

Olympus SZ-14
similar age
$220

Significant advantages of the SZ-14 (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-14 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SZ-14 and ZS20

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7
5 years older
$200

Significant advantages of the G7 (vs the ZS20)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G7 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the G7 and ZS20

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Olympus VG-145

Olympus VG-145
6 months older

Significant advantages of the VG-145 (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG-145 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the VG-145 and ZS20

  • None found