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 SX280 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, has in-camera HDR 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
$329

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
  • Have touch screens
arrow Compare the ZS30 vs the ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
1 year newer
$210 - $220

Significant advantages of the ZS25 (vs the ZS20)

  • 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

  • Great zoom: 20x vs 20x
  • 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
$225 - $300

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the SX260 HS (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the SX260 HS and ZS20

  • Great zoom: 20x vs 20x
  • Built-in GPS
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$279

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the ZS20)

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

common strengths of the SX280 HS and ZS20

  • Great zoom: 20x vs 20x
  • Built-in GPS
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS19

Panasonic Lumix ZS19
similar age
$140 - $220

Significant advantages of the ZS19 (vs the ZS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ZS19 (vs the ZS20)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the ZS19 and ZS20

  • Great zoom: 20x vs 20x
  • Have touch screens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the ZS19 vs the ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$490 - $515

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
arrow Compare the Lumix DMC-TZ60 vs the Lumix 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 ($229.00 vs $469.95).

However, on average it has a much 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/1.4), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 months newer
$479 - $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)

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and ZS20

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5 months newer
$338 - $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

  • 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 S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$210 - $249

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the ZS20)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.3
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the ZS20)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S110 and ZS20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Have touch screens
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-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, has in-camera HDR, creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

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).

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
1 year newer
$199 - $249

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • Supports 24p
  • Better macro capability: 0 cm vs 3 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the ZS20)

  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • 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
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$246 - $255

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the ZS20)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the ZS20)

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

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

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