Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix ZS19 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS20 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS19

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

69

Panasonic Lumix ZS19

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact 105x59x28 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS19

Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix ZS19. Explore our gallery of 32 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20.

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic ZS19

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$239.90 vs $299.95
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic ZS20

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              220 fps
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              20x
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $386

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $281

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $239

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $189

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix ZS19 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $285

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328 - $398

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Zoom Significantly less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20.

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