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
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
200 ms shutter lag
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $219.89 vs $275.00
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The best price we've seen is $55 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-TZ20:219 g
              TZ30:206 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO

              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

              $237

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

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Travel zoom

              $197

              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

              $279

              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-TZ25

              Panasonic Lumix TZ25

              Travel zoom

              $296

              Thickness Is thicker
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $248

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              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-TZ20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

              Travel zoom

              $275 - $306

              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $964

              Size Significantly smaller
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $292 - $300

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

              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Travel zoom

              $393 - $448

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly 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.