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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

$739.99
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 number 128 in best selling cameras and number 478 across all digital cameras.
91
Reviews
8 Reviews + 1 Award
72
Value for Money
Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 74%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Panasonic digital camera has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Larger than average minimum aperture number
Has an image stabilizer
Has a built-in flash
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How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is 104.9mm wide and 58.9mm tall. It is 28.2mm deep and weighs 184g.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $739.99 it is more expensive than 73% of digital cameras.

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Features

Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-ZS20 has a maximum image resolution of 4320 x 3240 pixels. That's 12% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's sensor megapixels of only 14.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 32% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's optical zoom of 20x is in the biggest 31% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Larger Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Lumix DMC-ZS20's minimum aperture number of 3.3 is larger than 84% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-ZS20 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Lumix DMC-ZS20's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 56% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's camera shutter speed of 0.0005s is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is faster than 60% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-ZS20 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 of 184g is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 42% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-ZS20 features calendar, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 supports a maximum still image resolution of 480 x 480. That's 92% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-ZS20 has a touchscreen, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 of 4x is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 53% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Smaller Than Average Image Sensor Size

Digital cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47". The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's image sensor size of only 0.429" is in the smallest 10% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other digital cameras, the Lumix DMC-ZS20 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Lumix DMC-ZS20 has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 of only 12MB is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 86% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The internal memory of digital cameras range from 1MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-ZS20's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 91% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Lower Than Average Display Resolution

The Lumix DMC-ZS20's display resolution of only 460,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 35% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic dmczs20k, panasonic dmczs20w

Barcodes:

00700987516746, 00885170071094, 00885170071124, 05554442332205, 05554442451104, 07044447832728, 07337331775790

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