Updated (January 2013): Compare the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS20 vs Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

46

Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Really small
Size
Compact (105×59×28 mm)
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 Exilim EX-ZR10

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
40 fps
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

Items often bought with the Panasonic ZS20 or Casio EX-ZR10

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Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10.
Explore our gallery of 32 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20.

differences

Advantages of the Casio EX-ZR10

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Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
40 fps vs 10 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 220 fps
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More than 2x higher fps
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the EX-ZR10's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Weight
Lighter
176 g vs 206 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.55 vs $369.00
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The best price we've seen is $199 cheaper (2.2x less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.1" vs 1.1"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic ZS20

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 7x
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More than 8x more zoom
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 7.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.3x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
105×59×28 mm vs 102×69×27 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              EX-ZR10480 fps
              ZS20220 fps
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              EX-ZR101080p @ 30fps
              ZS201080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              EX-ZR1040 fps
              ZS2010 fps
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $306

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

              Casio Exilim ZR15

              Compact

              $141

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Casio Exilim ZR400

              Casio Exilim ZR400

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $440

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $206

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

              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 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
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              $485

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen

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