Updated (June 2013): Compare the Kodak PixPro AZ251 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 vs Kodak PixPro AZ251

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

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Kodak PixPro AZ251

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Kodak PixPro AZ251

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Battery life
Great battery life
500 shots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

Items often bought with the Panasonic DMC-LZ20 or Kodak AZ251

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Advantages of the Kodak AZ251

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
500 shots vs 380 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
115×74×70 mm vs 120×76×80 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
25x vs 21x
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More than 40% more zoom
Weight
Lighter
354 g vs 499 g
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Around 30% lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The AZ251's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Slightly thinner
2.7" vs 3.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$139.95 vs $224.99
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LZ20

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Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 30s
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60000x faster max shutter speed
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.7
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LZ20's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1/2000s
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Around 30000x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              AZ251500 shots
              DMC-LZ20380 shots
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              AZ2513,200 ISO
              DMC-LZ201,600 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              AZ251115×74×70 mm
              DMC-LZ20120×76×80 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              AZ2512.7"
              DMC-LZ203.1"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              AZ251$139.95
              DMC-LZ20$224.99
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              AZ2511/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              DMC-LZ201/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              AZ251230k dots
              DMC-LZ20460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              AZ25125x
              DMC-LZ2021x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $218

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Kodak PixPro AZ251 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak PixPro AZ361

              Kodak PixPro AZ361

              Super zoom

              $155

              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Fujifilm X-T10

              Fujifilm X-T10

              Boutique

              $799 - $800

              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Kodak PixPro FZ151

              Kodak PixPro FZ151

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Zoom Less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $416

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

              Super zoom

              $173

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

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