Samsung WB850F vs Panasonic Lumix ZS20

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Samsung WB850F

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
23 mm
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Really small
Size
Compact (110×62×25 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact (105×59×28 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 32 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20.
Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Samsung WB850F.

competitors

Samsung WB850F Competitors

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F

Travel zoom

$143

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Cheaper
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$397

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$274 body only

$340 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$307 - $398

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
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

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WB850F
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Avatar for Steven Steven (4:13 PM, February 27, 2012)
"Snapsort recommends the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20. This recommendation, however, should be taken with a grain of salt since it doesn't always make sense to compare a travel zoom with a digicam."

Panasonic ZS20 and Samsung WB850F are both travel zoom cameras (i.e., high zoom lens in a compact body)