Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

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Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

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Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Really small
Size
Compact 105x59x28 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less 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

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
40 fps
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
176 g
 

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/3.0 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
$154.96 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $145 cheaper (around 50% 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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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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
3 cm vs 7 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.3x closer to the lens
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
105x59x28 mm vs 102x69x27 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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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 Very high speed movies Help
              EX-ZR10:480 fps
              ZS20:220 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              EX-ZR10:None
              ZS20:6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $193 - $209

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-FC150

              Casio Exilim EX-FC150

              Compact

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Casio EX-ZR20

              Casio EX-ZR20

              Travel zoom

              $166

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Casio Exilim EX-FC100

              Casio Exilim EX-FC100

              Compact

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $124 - $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Casio Exilim ZR400

              Casio Exilim ZR400

              Travel zoom

              $127

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

              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
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $158 - $404

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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