Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 (Black) comparison

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 (Black)
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)
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Nikon Coolpix S6300 (Red)

Nikon Coolpix S6300 (Red)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)
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Price $189 at 1 store $159 to $196 at 2 stores $299 to $339 at 2 stores
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 1 review 1.0 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date January 08, 2012 March 27, 2013 February 15, 2012 April 01, 2012
The Bottom Line A speedy little camera with a long lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 performs beyond its tiny price tag. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries. In the face of stiff competition, the Nikon Coolpix S6300 is an above average point-and-shoot made slightly better by a low price, simple operation, and nice features. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's 20x zoom lens might be the main attraction, but the camera is all-around excellent.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Flash Memory 70 MB Flash - Integrated
Info unavailable Info unavailable 12 MB Flash - Integrated
Type TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 2.7 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 3.9 in x 0.8 in x 2.3 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
3.7 in x 1 in x 2.3 in
4.1 in x 1.1 in x 2.3 in
Lens System 10 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 45 mm - F/3.1-5.9
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
10 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 45 mm - F/3.2-5.8
20 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 86 mm - F/3.3-6.4
Optical sensor type MOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
MOS
Light sensitivity ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 3200
ISO 400
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO auto (125-1600)
ISO auto (125-400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 200
ISO auto (125-800)
ISO 400
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
Memory storage capacity 70 MB
Info unavailable Info unavailable 12 MB
Video capture AVCHD -
MPEG-4 - 1920 x 1080 -
1280 x 720 -
640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 960 x 540 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
MJPEG - 320 x 240 -
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
4 x
4 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
Weight 4.1 oz
7.4 oz
5.6 oz
6.5 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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