Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Casio Exilim EX-ZR200 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

72

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Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

54

Casio Exilim ZR100

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact 105x59x28 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim ZR100

Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x29 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
40 fps
Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
 

differences

Advantages of the Casio ZR100

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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
1,000 fps vs 220 fps
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More than 4.5x higher fps
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
40 fps vs 10 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Much longer battery life
450 shots vs 260 shots
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More than 70% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the ZR100's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Panasonic ZS20

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 12.5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Slightly smaller
105x59x28 mm vs 105x59x29 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.1" vs 1.1"
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Almost the same
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              ZR100:1,000 fps
              ZS20:220 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              ZR100:204 g
              ZS20:206 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR300

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR300

              Travel zoom

              $171

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Casio Exilim EX-FH100

              Casio Exilim EX-FH100

              Travel zoom

              $975

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Travel zoom

              $164

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Casio Exilim ZR700

              Casio Exilim ZR700

              Travel zoom

              $137

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Travel zoom

              $216

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $193 - $209

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $158 - $248

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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