Updated (January 2013): Compare the Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS20 vs Casio Exilim ZR100

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

73

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact (105×59×28 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim ZR100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
40 fps
Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

Items often bought with the Panasonic ZS20 or Casio ZR100

galleries

Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Casio Exilim EX-ZR100.
Explore our gallery of 32 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20.

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 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
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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
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
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 12.5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Slightly smaller
105×59×28 mm vs 105×59×29 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.1" vs 1.1"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$369.00 vs $439.85
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The best price we've seen is $71 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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 Extremely high speed movies Help
              ZR1001,000 fps
              ZS20220 fps
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              ZR1001080p @ 30fps
              ZS201080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              ZR10040 fps
              ZS2010 fps
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR300

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR300

              Travel zoom

              $187

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Casio Exilim EX-H30

              Casio Exilim EX-H30

              Travel zoom

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Casio Exilim EX-Z1000

              Casio Exilim EX-Z1000

              Compact

              $224

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Casio Exilim EX-FC100

              Casio Exilim EX-FC100

              Compact

              $225

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $200

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Placeholder

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              $484

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $410

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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