Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 (Black) comparison

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)
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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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Samsung WB250F Smart Camera (Cobalt Black)

Samsung WB250F Smart Camera (Cobalt Black)
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Price $133 at 1 store $179 to $199 at 2 stores $199 at 1 store $199 to $252 at 10 stores $138 to $245 at 4 stores
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
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Release date July 17, 2012 April 01, 2012 January 08, 2012 March 27, 2013 January 06, 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 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. For those who want more camera than their smartphone offers without sacrificing the easy sharing, the Samsung WB250F Smart Camera is a good, affordable choice.

Basic specs

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Flash Memory Info unavailable 12 MB Flash - Integrated
70 MB Flash - Integrated
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Type LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.1 in x 0.8 in x 2.3 in
4.1 in x 1.1 in x 2.3 in
3.9 in x 0.8 in x 2.3 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
4.2 in x 0.9 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 - 4.3 mm - 86 mm - F/3.3-6.4
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
18 x x
Zoom lens - 4 mm - 72 mm - F/3.2-5.8
Optical sensor type CCD
MOS
MOS
CMOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 400
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO auto
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
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 400
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO auto
ISO 80
Memory storage capacity Info unavailable 12 MB
70 MB
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Video capture MPEG-4 - 1280 x 720 -
MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 -
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 -
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 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
4 x
4 x
Info unavailable
Battery technology Info unavailable Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 4.2 oz
6.5 oz
4.1 oz
7.4 oz
6.5 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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