Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS30

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
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Advantages of the Panasonic ZS20

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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 ZS20'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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $329.99 vs $375.71
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The best price we've seen is $46 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              ZS20:20x
              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
              ZS20:206 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.

              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-TZ20:$375.71
              ZS20:$329.99

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $500

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $210 - $240

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $473 - $535

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Travel zoom

              $398 - $448

              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-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              Thickness Is thicker
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              $433

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $250 - $279

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 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 ZS19

              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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