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

Panasonic Lumix ZS20 vs Casio Exilim EX-FH100

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

72

Casio Exilim EX-FH100

49

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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-FH100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Size
Really small
Compact 104x60x28 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

differences

Advantages of the Casio EX-FH100

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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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the EX-FH100's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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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 10x
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4x more zoom
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
3 cm vs 7 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.3x closer to the lens
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 4 fps
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2.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$299.99 vs $995.00
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The best price we've seen is $695 cheaper (3.3x less)
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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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-FH100:1,000 fps
              ZS20:220 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              EX-FH100:None
              ZS20:6,400 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              EX-FH100:$995.00
              ZS20:$299.99

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $344 - $598

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Casio Exilim EX-FH100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-FH25

              Casio Exilim EX-FH25

              Super zoom

              $1,395

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Casio Exilim EX-FH20

              Casio Exilim EX-FH20

              Super zoom

              $1,350

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

              Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

              Pro digicam

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Casio Exilim EX-FC100

              Casio Exilim EX-FC100

              Compact

              $172

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

              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 DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much 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

              $200

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $369

              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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