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

42

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
2300 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
310 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$279 - $380

3D Takes 3D photos
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$272

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$599 - $698

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$298

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$251

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$220

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
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Panasonic

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