Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 (Black) comparison

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 (Black)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 (Black)

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

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)
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Price $117 at 1 store $189 at 1 store $590 at 1 store $299 to $339 at 2 stores
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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Release date July 17, 2012 January 08, 2012 March 19, 2013 March 27, 2013 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. 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. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's 20x zoom lens might be the main attraction, but the camera is all-around excellent.

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Features See What's the Same or What's different
Flash Memory Info unavailable 70 MB Flash - Integrated
Info unavailable Info unavailable 12 MB Flash - Integrated
Type LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.1 in x 0.8 in x 2.3 in
3.9 in x 0.8 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
4.1 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
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
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 CCD
MOS
MOS
CMOS
MOS
Light sensitivity ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 400
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO auto
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 3200
ISO 400
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
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 auto (1600-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
Memory storage capacity Info unavailable 70 MB
Info unavailable Info unavailable 12 MB
Video capture MPEG-4 - 1280 x 720 -
MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 -
AVCHD -
MPEG-4 - 1920 x 1080 -
1280 x 720 -
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 - 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 -
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
4 x
Battery technology Info unavailable Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
Weight 4.2 oz
4.1 oz
6.1 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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