Updated (January 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

56

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.5
Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
Really small
Size
Super compact (99×56×20 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact (105×59×28 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

galleries

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

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Size Much larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

Sony Cybershot W580

Compact

Storage slots Has more storage slots
Size Slightly smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen
Samsung PL200

Samsung PL200

Compact

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$279

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$344

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Travel zoom

$210

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
Lumix DMC-FX78
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
Lumix ZS20
Panasonic

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