Updated (June, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix ZS30 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

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Panasonic Lumix ZS20

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Overall image quality
Great image quality
66.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 101x58x35 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic ZS20

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 20x vs 3.6x
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Around 31.5x more zoom
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Size Smaller 105x59x28 mm vs 101x58x35 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.4"
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More than 20% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $199.99 vs $407.29
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The best price we've seen is $207 cheaper (2x less)
Weight Slightly lighter 206 g vs 213 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-RX100's lens captures much more light (1.7 f-stops)
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution 20 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Sensor size Much larger sensor Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm
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More than 4x larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The DSC-RX100's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Battery life Longer battery life 330 shots vs 260 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-RX100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              ZS20:206 g
              DSC-RX100:213 g

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $315 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $470

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $220 - $299

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $350 - $440

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

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $240

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Touch screen No touch screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $220

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Travel zoom

              $398 - $448

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Much larger
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $799

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Placeholder

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $649

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Size Slightly larger

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