Panasonic Lumix ZS20 vs Casio EX-ZR20

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

73

Casio EX-ZR20

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Casio EX-ZR20

Size
Really small
Compact (100×59×26 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Battery life
Great battery life
335 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
2.0 cm

Items often bought with the Panasonic ZS20 or Casio EX-ZR20

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differences

Advantages of the Casio EX-ZR20

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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 220 fps
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More than 2x higher fps
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
335 shots vs 260 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
100×59×26 mm vs 105×59×28 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
166 g vs 206 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$201.60 vs $369.00
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The best price we've seen is $167 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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 8x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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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
              EX-ZR20480 fps
              ZS20220 fps
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              EX-ZR201080p @ 30fps
              ZS201080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              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
              Size Fairly small Help
              EX-ZR20100×59×26 mm
              ZS20105×59×28 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              EX-ZR201"
              ZS201.1"
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $400

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Casio EX-ZR20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $968 - $1,097 body only

              $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

              Casio Exilim ZR-200

              Travel zoom

              $207

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix F750 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F750 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $440

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Placeholder

              Casio Exilim EX-Z4

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              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 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

              $485

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              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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