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

52

Olympus SZ-30MR

45

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-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

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Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

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$210

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

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$251

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
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High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

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$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

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$497

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price More expensive
Olympus SZ-14

Olympus SZ-14

Digicam

$216

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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Olympus SZ-30MR
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