Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black) comparison

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)
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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 (Black)
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Price $169 to $219 at 2 stores $301 at 1 store $199 to $249 at 9 stores $349 to $421 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 1 review 1.0 stars out of 1 review 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date April 01, 2012 March 19, 2013 August 21, 2013 March 27, 2013 March 19, 2013
The Bottom Line The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's 20x zoom lens might be the main attraction, but the camera is all-around excellent. 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. A change in sensor brings the 30x zoom Canon PowerShot SX510 HS' photo and movie quality as well as its shooting performance up a notch. 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. A fully loaded travel zoom that's fun to use, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 has a lot to offer both advanced and casual snapshooters.

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Flash Memory 12 MB Flash - Integrated
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Type TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
Info unavailable LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.1 in x 1.1 in x 2.3 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
Info unavailable 4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
4.3 in x 1.1 in x 2.3 in
Lens System 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 86 mm - F/3.3-6.4
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
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20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 86 mm - F/3.3-6.4
Optical sensor type MOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
MOS
Light sensitivity ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
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ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
Memory storage capacity 12 MB
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Video capture 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 -
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 -
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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 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
MJPEG - 640 x 480 -
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
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4 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
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Weight 6.5 oz
7.4 oz
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6.1 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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Digital camera - Compact
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