As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, waterproofs, pro digicams, compacts and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix F500 EXR and the FinePix x20) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TZ10 and the Lumix DMC-TZ18)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ20 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (january 2011 vs january 2010).

Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR
similar age

Significant advantages of the F500 EXR (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the F500 EXR (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly larger: Compact (104×64×33 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the F500 EXR and DMC-TZ20

  • Very small: Compact (104×64×33 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • Very light: 215 g vs 219 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
similar age
$328

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • No touch screen
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-HX9v and DMC-TZ20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very small: Compact (105×59×34 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 219 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ10 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ10 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No touch screen
  • Shoots significantly slower: 2.3 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the DMC-TZ10 and DMC-TZ20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • Very light: 218 g vs 219 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18
similar age
$275

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ18 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ18 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-TZ18 and DMC-TZ20

  • Very small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • Very light: 210 g vs 219 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix TZ40

Panasonic Lumix TZ40
1 year newer
$337

Significant advantages of the TZ40 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • Much smaller: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the TZ40 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

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

common strengths of the TZ40 and DMC-TZ20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ6
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ6 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ6 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-TZ6 and DMC-TZ20

  • Very small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • Very light: 229 g vs 219 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
5 months older
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-TZ20

  • None found

Canon EOS 1000D

Canon EOS 1000D
2 years older
$266 (body only)
$319 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1000D (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1000D (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1000D and DMC-TZ20

  • None found

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ20 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3.3 vs f/3.9), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.3 fps).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (105×58×33 mm) vs super compact (101×58×19 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), is older (january 2011 vs january 2012), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.7") and is significantly heavier (219 g vs 142 g).

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
similar age

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and DMC-TZ20

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix FT20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20
1 year newer
$204

Significant advantages of the FT20 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FT20 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

common strengths of the FT20 and DMC-TZ20

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the TG-830 iHS (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-830 iHS (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-830 iHS and DMC-TZ20

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ20 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2 fps) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.4), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and lacks and external mic jack.

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6
1 year newer
$848

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 6 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 6 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

common strengths of the D-Lux 6 and DMC-TZ20

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
1 year newer
$528

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

common strengths of the x20 and DMC-TZ20

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ20 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 26 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 207k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it is much larger (compact (105×58×33 mm) vs super compact (95×56×20 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.8") and is significantly heavier (219 g vs 123 g).

Leica C-LUX 1

Leica C-LUX 1
4 years older

Significant advantages of the C-LUX 1 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 155 g vs 219 g

Significant disadvantages of the C-LUX 1 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the C-LUX 1 and DMC-TZ20

  • Very small: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Much thinner: 0.7" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-FH8 and DMC-TZ20

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Casio Exilim EX-ZS30

Casio Exilim EX-ZS30
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the EX-ZS30 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 146 g vs 219 g

Significant disadvantages of the EX-ZS30 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the EX-ZS30 and DMC-TZ20

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (105×58×33 mm) vs large (138×102×135 mm)), has a touch screen, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is thinner (1.3" vs 5.3") and is significantly lighter (219 g vs 915 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310
1 year newer
$270

Significant advantages of the L310 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L310 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the L310 and DMC-TZ20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 435 g vs 219 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • Much larger: Large (138×102×135 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much thicker: 5.3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and DMC-TZ20

  • Have touch screens
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the DMC-TZ20)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and DMC-TZ20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Compact (105×58×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 528 g vs 219 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.3"