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

74

Casio Exilim EX-FH100

50

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 EX-FH100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Size
Really small
Compact (104×60×28 mm)

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Casio Exilim EX-FH100.
Explore our gallery of 32 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20.

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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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
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
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 10x
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4x more zoom
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 7.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.3x closer to the lens
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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 4 fps
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2.5x faster continuous shooting
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$361.67 vs $895.00
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The best price we've seen is $533 cheaper (2.5x 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-FH1001,000 fps
              ZS20220 fps
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              EX-FH100$895.00
              ZS20$361.67
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              EX-FH100None
              ZS206,400 ISO
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              EX-FH1007.0 cm
              ZS203.0 cm
              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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              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-FH100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-FH25

              Casio Exilim EX-FH25

              Super zoom

              $1,395

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

              Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

              Pro digicam

              $2,861

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Casio Exilim EX-FH20

              Casio Exilim EX-FH20

              Super zoom

              $1,350

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $298

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $333

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              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 ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $306

              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

              $439

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