Updated (July 2013): Compare the Casio Exilim EX-TR10 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS20 vs Casio Exilim ZR-200

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

74

Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

56

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
Less buttons
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim ZR-200

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

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Casio Exilim EX-ZR200.
Explore our gallery of 32 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20.

differences

Advantages of the Casio ZR-200

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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
30 fps vs 10 fps
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3x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Much longer battery life
480 shots vs 260 shots
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More than 80% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the ZR-200's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Cheaper
$223.86 vs $361.67
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The best price we've seen is $138 cheaper (around 40% 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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 12.5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
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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
              ZR-2001,000 fps
              ZS20220 fps
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              ZR-2001080p @ 30fps
              ZS201080p @ 60fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              ZR-20030 fps
              ZS2010 fps
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Travel zoom

              $171

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Size Is slightly larger

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio EX-Z3000

              Casio EX-Z3000

              Travel zoom

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Casio Exilim EX-Z2000

              Casio Exilim EX-Z2000

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $286

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $730 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $259

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $376

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $209

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $444

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

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