Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS30

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x28 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ47

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ47's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 400 shots vs 260 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Zoom Slightly more zoom 24x vs 20x
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More than 40% more zoom
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic ZS20

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size Significantly smaller 105x59x28 mm vs 120x79x91 mm
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5.1x smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.1" vs 3.6"
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3.3x thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Weight Significantly lighter 206 g vs 498 g
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2.4x lighter
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The ZS20's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $339.95 vs $669.68
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The best price we've seen is $330 cheaper (around 50% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $343 - $598

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $259 - $837

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $387

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $544

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

              Super zoom

              $369 - $546

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $395 - $800

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

              Super zoom

              $402

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

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              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $195 - $209

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Touch screen No touch screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $292 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $310

              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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