Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Casio EX-ZR20 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS20 vs Casio EX-ZR20

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

69

Casio EX-ZR20

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

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

Reasons to buy the Casio EX-ZR20

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x25 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Battery life
Great battery life
335 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 32 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20.

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
99x59x25 mm vs 105x59x28 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
166 g vs 206 g
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Around 20% lighter
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Lowest price
Cheaper
$149.47 vs $299.95
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (2x less)
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
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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
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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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
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              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

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $386

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $218

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Casio EX-ZR20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $356

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $238

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Olympus PEN E-PL6

              Olympus PEN E-PL6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 with 14-42mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

              Casio Exilim ZR-200

              Travel zoom

              $267

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $797

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $281

              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 ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $239

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

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