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

Panasonic Lumix ZS20 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

69

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

60

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 105x59x28 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Size
Really small
Compact 104x58x28 mm
Weight
Light-weight
193 g
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps

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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Lowest price
Cheaper
$179.95 vs $299.95
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The best price we've seen is $120 cheaper (more than 40% 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
              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
              ZS251,600 ISO
              ZS203,200 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

              $340

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $298

              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 much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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-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 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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $200 - $248

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

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              GPS Has a GPS
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              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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              Panasonic Lumix ZS25 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
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