As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix XP30 and the FinePix S1000fd) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS1 and the Lumix FH10)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS20 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is slightly smaller (super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs compact (99×68×24 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1") and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it is older (january 2008 vs january 2014), doesn't have a built-in GPS, is significantly more expensive ($599.99 vs $99.95) and is not waterproof.

Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Fujifilm FinePix XP30
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the XP30 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Has a GPS
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the XP30 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the XP30 and DMC-FS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×68×24 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80
similar age
$318

Significant advantages of the DMC-LS80 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LS80 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 30 mm
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Larger: Compact (96×62×31 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-LS80 and DMC-FS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX12 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX12 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 30 mm
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-FX12 and DMC-FS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

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

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 26 mm vs 30 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • 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-FS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix W300

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9 years newer
$339 - $387

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 30 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (112×66×29 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 231 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the Coolpix W300 and DMC-FS20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS20 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs compact (105×58×33 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.3"), is slightly lighter (172 g vs 215 g) and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (30 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (january 2008 vs january 2011).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS1 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 30 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS1 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 229 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS1 and DMC-FS20

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 229 g vs 172 g

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
2 years newer
$328

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 30 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×59×34 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 245 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX9v and DMC-FS20

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×34 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 172 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 30 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 229 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS3 and DMC-FS20

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 229 g vs 172 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
3 years newer
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 30 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and DMC-FS20

  • Very small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 219 g vs 172 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

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

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 30 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DMC-FS20

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 172 g

Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the F500 EXR (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 30 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the F500 EXR (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (104×64×33 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the F500 EXR and DMC-FS20

  • Fairly small: Compact (104×64×33 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 215 g vs 172 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS20 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (30 mm vs 24 mm), is slightly larger (super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs ultra compact (93×55×18 mm)), is older (january 2008 vs january 2013) and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7").

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
5 years newer
$160

Significant advantages of the FH10 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FH10 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • None found

common strengths of the FH10 and DMC-FS20

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX65 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX65 (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX65 and DMC-FS20

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (30 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is slightly smaller (super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs standard size (103×73×68 mm)), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and is thinner (0.9" vs 2.7").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), is slightly more expensive ($599.99 vs $358.98) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd
similar age
$359

Significant advantages of the S1000fd (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S1000fd (vs the DMC-FS20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 30 mm
  • Thicker: 2.7" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the S1000fd and DMC-FS20

  • Very small: Standard size (103×73×68 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Very light: 325 g vs 172 g
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 0.9"