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

58

Olympus SZ-30MR

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-30MR

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Olympus SZ-30MR over the Panasonic Lumix ZS20.

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

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$249 - $289

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$340

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS

Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Olympus SZ-20

Olympus SZ-20

Travel zoom

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller
Zoom Less zoom
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$698

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Less zoom

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

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