Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20 vs Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

48

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Really small
Size
Compact (105×59×28 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.
Explore our gallery of 32 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$251

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$220

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$379

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$257

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$195 - $199

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
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Avatar for Randy56 Randy56 (2:14 AM, October 01, 2013)
Lumix does look better & doesn't have the cheesey pop-up flash
 
Venkat (9:19 PM, April 03, 2013)
Canon SX260 not available for $170 in amazon...there it's $214