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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)
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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
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Price $339 at 1 store $249 at 1 store $560 at 1 store $399 to $549 at 9 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)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews
Release date April 01, 2012 March 01, 2012 February 29, 2012 June 05, 2012
The Bottom Line The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's 20x zoom lens might be the main attraction, but the camera is all-around excellent. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS' wider, longer lens, a few much-needed design tweaks, and excellent photo quality add up to one pretty great compact megazoom. The feature-rich Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V has a great mix of speed and photo quality. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100's compact, elegant design, generally excellent photo quality, bright, fast lens, and speedy performance make a great package if you don't mind spending a little more money.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Flash Memory 12 MB Flash - Integrated
Info unavailable - Integrated
Info unavailable
Type TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix
LCD display - 3 in
TFT activematrix - Color
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 2.4 in
4.2 in x 1.4 in x 2.4 in
4 in x 1.4 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
20 x x Zoom lens - 4.45 mm - 89 mm - F/3.2-5.8 G
3.6 x x Zoom lens - 10.4 mm - 37.1 mm - F/1.8-4.9
Optical sensor type MOS
BSI-CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Exmor CMOS
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 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO auto (125-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 400
Memory storage capacity 12 MB
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
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 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
Info unavailable 14 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Info unavailable
Weight 6.5 oz
7.3 oz
7.8 oz
7.5 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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