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

74

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

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

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Size
Really small
Compact (105×59×28 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix ZS25.
Explore our gallery of 32 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20.

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic ZS25

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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 2 f-stops 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
              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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              20x
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              ZS25$375.89
              ZS20$361.67
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              ZS251,600 ISO
              ZS203,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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

              $259

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

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $209

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Has much 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

              $389

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $210

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $444

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

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