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, is slightly smaller (compact 105x59x28 mm vs compact 106x61x33 mm), has a touch screen and captures 3D images.

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (january, 2012 vs january, 2013), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and is less popular.

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$249

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

  • Great zoom: 20x vs 20x
  • Built-in GPS
  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
1 year newer
$195 - $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

  • Great zoom: 20x vs 20x
  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$260

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

  • Much 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
  • Significantly larger: Compact 110x64x34 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and ZS20

  • Great zoom: 30x vs 20x
  • Built-in GPS
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
1 year newer
$158 - $248

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

common strengths of the ZS35 and ZS20

  • Great zoom: 20x vs 20x
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
similar age
$300 - $396

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

  • Great zoom: 20x vs 20x
  • Built-in GPS
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year older
$300 - $310

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the ZS20)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Have touch screens

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, captures 3D images, has a built-in GPS and is slightly less expensive ($299.99 vs $599.00).

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 significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k 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 - $578

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
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and ZS20

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
  • Light weight: 213 g vs 206 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5 months newer
$340 - $348

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
  • In-camera HDR

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS
7 months newer
$372

Significant advantages of the XZ-2 iHS (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 XZ-2 iHS (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the XZ-2 iHS and ZS20

  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
1 year newer
$228 - $379

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

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-LF1 and ZS20

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
2 years newer
$798

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and ZS20

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

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
  • 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

  • None found

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, shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.8 fps), creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (20x vs 50x), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 315 shots) and slightly worse macro focusing (3 cm vs 1 cm).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$150 - $246

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • 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

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
7 months newer
$349 - $500

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly 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

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
1 year newer
$207 - $229

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly better macro capability: 0 cm vs 3 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the SX510 HS and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Standard size 104x70x80 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$248 - $345

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 20x
  • Significantly longer battery life: 400 shots vs 260 shots
  • Shoots RAW

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

  • Much larger: Large 130x97x118 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • No touch screen
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and ZS20

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
2 years newer
$169 - $190

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

  • None found

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

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the PowerShot SX400 IS and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Standard size 104x69x80 mm vs Compact 105x59x28 mm
  • Light weight: 313 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"