Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black) comparison

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 (Black)

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

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot HX50V (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot HX50V (Black)
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Price $294 at 2 stores $518 at 1 store $376 at 1 store $318 to $449 at 7 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 1.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date April 01, 2012 March 19, 2013 March 27, 2013 March 19, 2013 April 22, 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. 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. 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. 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. Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is an excellent compact megazoom suitable for snapshooters and enthusiasts, though the latter might be turned off by some aspects of the camera.

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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
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
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Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.1 in x 1.1 in x 2.3 in
4.3 in x 1.1 in x 2.3 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
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Lens System 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 86 mm - F/3.3-6.4
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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
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
30 x x
Optical sensor type MOS
MOS
CMOS
CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
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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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 -
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 -
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 - 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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Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
4 x
4 x
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Battery technology Lithium ion
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Weight 6.5 oz
6.1 oz
7.4 oz
7.4 oz
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Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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