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

53

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

44

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

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$959

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Pro digicam

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$367

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$344

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Travel zoom

Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Waterproof

$137 - $138

Waterproof Waterproof
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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