Updated (February 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V vs Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

66

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact (107×62×35 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Size
Really small
Compact (105×59×28 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

galleries

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

competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Travel zoom

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Smaller
Zoom Less zoom
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$381

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Entry-level DSLR

Battery life Much longer battery life
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Size Much larger

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$279

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
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
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
GPS No built-in GPS

discussion

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
Lumix ZS20
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