Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix ZS25 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS20 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS25

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

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Panasonic Lumix ZS25

62

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS25

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic ZS25

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$199.95 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
193 g vs 206 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
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recommendations

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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              20x
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              220 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $248

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Travel zoom

              $240

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $172 - $180

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $200

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $448

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $368

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

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