Updated (January 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

46

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 32 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$649 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$1,100

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$341

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Overall image quality Worse image quality

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$279

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Travel zoom

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Travel zoom

$210

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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