Updated (January 2012): Compare the Olympus SZ-30MR vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20 vs Olympus SZ-30MR

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

37

Olympus SZ-30MR

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-30MR

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 32 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$398 - $425

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

Aperture Wider aperture
Battery life Much longer battery life
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Travel zoom

Longest exposure Longer exposures
GPS No built-in GPS

Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

Olympus SP-560 UZ

Olympus SP-560 UZ

Super zoom

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom

$377

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price More expensive
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
Lumix ZS20
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Olympus SZ-30MR
SZ-30MR
Olympus

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