As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6 is also often compared to ultra compacts and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX260 HS and the PowerShot SD1400 IS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS25 and the Lumix DMC-ZS7)

Competitor classes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS6 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 16 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is slightly larger (compact (103×60×33 mm) vs compact (107×61×28 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.3 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (january 2010 vs january 2012).

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
2 years newer
$492

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX260 HS (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • Larger: Compact (106×61×33 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SX260 HS and DMC-ZS6

  • Very small: Compact (106×61×33 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)
  • Very light: 231 g vs 217 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
2 years newer
$430

Significant advantages of the ZS25 (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much smaller: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 2.3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the ZS25 (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the ZS25 and DMC-ZS6

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)
  • Very light: 193 g vs 217 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and DMC-ZS6

  • Very small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)
  • Very light: 218 g vs 217 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Samsung HZ30W

Samsung HZ30W
similar age

Significant advantages of the HZ30W (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (107×61×28 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the HZ30W (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 16 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the HZ30W and DMC-ZS6

  • Very small: Compact (107×61×28 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 217 g

Panasonic Lumix ZS19

Panasonic Lumix ZS19
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the ZS19 (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much smaller: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the ZS19 (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the ZS19 and DMC-ZS6

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)
  • Very light: 206 g vs 217 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the H70 (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the H70 (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the H70 and DMC-ZS6

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)
  • Very light: 194 g vs 217 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS6 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), is much larger (compact (103×60×33 mm) vs ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.7") and is significantly heavier (217 g vs 133 g).

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
similar age
$297

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and DMC-ZS6

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS6 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 37 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 118k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (january 2010 vs february 2005).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (103×60×33 mm) vs super compact (93×53×23 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.9"), is significantly heavier (217 g vs 120 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD500

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the SD500 (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • Much smaller: Compact (90×57×27 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)
  • Thinner: 1.1" vs 1.3"
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD500 (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the SD500 and DMC-ZS6

  • Very small: Compact (90×57×27 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
4 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)
  • Much lighter: 120 g vs 217 g
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DMC-ZS6)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and DMC-ZS6

  • Very small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens