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

34

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-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$860 with 12-32mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$397 - $448

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$700

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
Zoom Slightly less zoom
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Travel zoom

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

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

discussion

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