Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Review

Overall Score

43

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 24-480 mm (20x) F3.3-6.4 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 105 x 59 x 28 mm, 206g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-ZS15
  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-ZS25

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Overview


First introduced in April, 2012, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic ZS15 with Lumix DMC-ZS20. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic ZS20 with Panasonic ZS15

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-ZS20 with Panasonic ZS25. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic ZS20 with Panasonic ZS25


Panasonic ZS20 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Sensor resolution of Panasonic ZS20 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Panasonic ZS20 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic ZS20


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
Manual Exposure Mode
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Optical Image Stabilization
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
3.3 Lens at Wide
23 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.4
Low Battery Life: 260 shots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 has an Overall Score of 43/100 and ranked #311 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #687 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic ZS20 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
45
Value for money score
59
Portability score
96
Overall score
43
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic ZS20


Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 weighs 206g and has external dimensions of 105 x 59 x 28mm (4.13 x 2.32 x 1.1"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Panasonic ZS20 is 186 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic ZS20 is less by 8mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic ZS20
206g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic ZS20
28mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-ZS20 Dimensions Lumix DMC-ZS20
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Panasonic ZS50 243 g 206 g 111 x 65 x 34 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 206 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 Panasonic ZS60 282 g 206 g 112 x 64 x 38 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 Panasonic ZS25 193 g 206 g 105 x 59 x 28 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Panasonic ZS100 312 g 206 g 111 x 65 x 44 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Panasonic ZS15 208 g 206 g 105 x 58 x 33 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 Panasonic ZS45 249 g 206 g 108 x 60 x 32 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Sony HX20V 254 g 206 g 107 x 62 x 35 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-ZS20
Announced April, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.40
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4320 x 3240
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 260 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 206 g
Physical Dimensions 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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