Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix ZS30 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

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Panasonic Lumix ZS20

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x52x13 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic ZS20

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 260 shots vs 240 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX70

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Size Much smaller 92x52x13 mm vs 105x59x28 mm
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2.8x smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX70's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-WX70's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.5" vs 1.1"
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2.2x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 114 g vs 206 g
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More than 40% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $99.99 vs $289.95
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The best price we've seen is $190 cheaper (2.9x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $160 - $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $253

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $209 - $240

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Touch screen No touch screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $471 - $484

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $275 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $158

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

              Travel zoom

              $156

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $299

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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