Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TZ30

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

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
200 ms shutter lag
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ20

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Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic TZ30

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom More zoom 20x vs 16x
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Around 60% more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size Smaller 105x59x28 mm vs 105x58x33 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The TZ30's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 206 g vs 219 g
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Touch screen Have touch screens Help
        Less buttons
        Zoom Great zoom Help
        DMC-TZ20:16x
        TZ30:20x
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        220 fps
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Weight Heavy Help
        DMC-TZ20:219 g
        TZ30:206 g
        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        6,400 ISO
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix TZ40

        Panasonic Lumix TZ40

        Travel zoom

        $245

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Panasonic Lumix TZ35

        Panasonic Lumix TZ35

        Travel zoom

        $192

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $470

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix ZS19

        Panasonic Lumix ZS19

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $220

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

        Panasonic Lumix TZ25

        Travel zoom

        Thickness Is thicker
        Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

        Travel zoom

        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $345 - $398

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

        Travel zoom

        $314 - $350

        Weight Slightly lighter
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Touch screen No touch screen

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $300

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Touch screen No touch screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix ZS40

        Panasonic Lumix ZS40

        Travel zoom

        $398 - $448

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Touch screen No touch screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $330

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Size Larger

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        discussion

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        Aa (1:52 PM, March 26, 2012)
        Does it have DLNA and Wi-Fi support?
         
        Avatar for Νίκος Παπάς Νίκος Παπάς (8:44 PM, February 28, 2012)
        TZ20 doesn't support 1080p. Please fix it. It supports only 1080i.