As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 is also often compared to waterproofs, compacts and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and the PowerShot SX210 IS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FH25 and the Lumix DMC-SZ10)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH20 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (january 2010 vs january 2014) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
4 years newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 122 g vs 178 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DMC-FH20

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (100×56×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 178 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
5 years newer
$158

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and DMC-FH20

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Compact (100×56×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 141 g vs 178 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH25 and DMC-FH20

  • Very small: Compact (99×57×28 mm) vs Compact (100×56×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 135 g vs 178 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
5 years newer
$330

Significant advantages of the DMC-SZ10 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-SZ10 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-SZ10 and DMC-FH20

  • Very small: Compact (99×60×30 mm) vs Compact (100×56×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 177 g vs 178 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year newer
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Thicker: 1.3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and DMC-FH20

  • Very small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (100×56×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 219 g vs 178 g

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
similar age
$499

Significant advantages of the SX210 IS (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX210 IS (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SX210 IS and DMC-FH20

  • Very small: Compact (106×59×32 mm) vs Compact (100×56×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 220 g vs 178 g

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH20 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3.3 vs f/3.9), has a faster max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (compact (100×56×28 mm) vs ultra compact (96×56×18 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30
5 years newer
$128 - $178

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS30 and DMC-FH20

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX20 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX20 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX20 and DMC-FH20

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH20 compared to compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (january 2010 vs july 2008) and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), is slightly larger (compact (100×56×28 mm) vs super compact (95×53×23 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH1 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH1 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH1 and DMC-FH20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×55×23 mm) vs Compact (100×56×28 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.3
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-FH8 and DMC-FH20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (100×56×28 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
4 months older

Significant advantages of the SD980 IS (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the SD980 IS (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SD980 IS and DMC-FH20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×53×23 mm) vs Compact (100×56×28 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150
1 year older
$989

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX150 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Higher true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX150 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX150 and DMC-FH20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (97×54×25 mm) vs Compact (100×56×28 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Kodak EasyShare M1063

Kodak EasyShare M1063
1 year older

Significant advantages of the M1063 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the M1063 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the M1063 and DMC-FH20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×57×21 mm) vs Compact (100×56×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS5 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS5 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS5 and DMC-FH20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×53×23 mm) vs Compact (100×56×28 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (100×56×28 mm) vs prosumer size (124×80×95 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.7"), is significantly lighter (178 g vs 541 g) and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 1 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 23 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (4.6 fps vs 12 fps).

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
6 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 541 g vs 178 g
  • Much shorter max exposures: 1 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and DMC-FH20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (100×56×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 178 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.1"

Leica V-Lux 3

Leica V-Lux 3
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the V-Lux 3 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux 3 (vs the DMC-FH20)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (124×80×95 mm) vs Compact (100×56×28 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 540 g vs 178 g

common strengths of the V-Lux 3 and DMC-FH20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×80×95 mm) vs Compact (100×56×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 178 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.1"