As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS45 and the Lumix ZS30) and Fujifilm (such as the XQ1 and the FinePix S2950)

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 is thinner (1.1" vs 1.3").

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (20x vs 30x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), has a slightly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 350 shots), is older (january 2012 vs february 2014) and is significantly more expensive ($599.90 vs $249.99).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45
2 years newer
$210

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 350 shots vs 260 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS45 (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-ZS45 and ZS20

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

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$250

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the ZS20)

  • 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
  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year older
$220

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

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

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 ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the ZS25 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the ZS25 (vs the ZS20)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the ZS25 and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$340

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 20x
  • Higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • 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
  • Significantly larger: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and ZS20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$279 - $319

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (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 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

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), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a marginally 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 920k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1
1 year newer
$391

Significant advantages of the XQ1 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the XQ1 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the XQ1 and ZS20

  • Built-in flashes

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
  • 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
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and ZS20

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
7 months newer
$549

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the G15 and ZS20

  • Built-in flashes
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$650

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)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S120 and ZS20

  • Built-in flashes
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

Fujifilm FinePix F700

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the F700 (vs the ZS20)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the F700 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the F700 and ZS20

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
4 years newer
$640 - $679

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and ZS20

  • Built-in flashes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is slightly smaller (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2.5 fps).

However, on average it has a significantly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 390 shots), is slightly more expensive ($599.90 vs $149.95) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
3 years older
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ28 (vs the ZS20)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ28 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ28 and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×75×89 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 417 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 3.5" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$150 - $199

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)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the L830 and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S2950 (vs the ZS20)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S2950 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the S2950 and ZS20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 437 g vs 206 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS20 compared to compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (20x vs 3x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 848 x 480 @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 134k dots).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), is slightly larger (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs super compact (94×51×24 mm)), is slightly heavier (206 g vs 155 g), is significantly more expensive ($599.90 vs $132.54) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
2 years newer
$133

Significant advantages of the S2900 (vs the ZS20)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S2900 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x

common strengths of the S2900 and ZS20

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
similar age
$399

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 123 g vs 206 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x

common strengths of the DMC-FH8 and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 146 g vs 206 g

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

Canon PowerShot S400

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the S400 (vs the ZS20)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S400 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S400 and ZS20

  • None found

Olympus C-50 Zoom

Olympus C-50 Zoom
9 years older

Significant advantages of the C-50 Zoom (vs the ZS20)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the C-50 Zoom (vs the ZS20)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the C-50 Zoom and ZS20

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX10 (vs the ZS20)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX10 (vs the ZS20)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 848 x 480 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DMC-FX10 and ZS20

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