Updated (January 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 vs Panasonic Lumix TZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 vs Panasonic Lumix TZ25

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TZ25

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
Weight
Light-weight
208 g

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ20

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
220 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic TZ25

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The TZ25's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Slightly lighter
208 g vs 219 g
Help
Around 10% lighter
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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
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DMC-TZ201080p @ 30fps
              TZ251080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-TZ201,600 ISO
              TZ253,200 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
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              16x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $369

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $200

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $344

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $306

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $197

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              $484

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Super zoom

              $999

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $410

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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