• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS20 advantages over Nikon S7000

  • Less expensive
    $162 vs $227
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    220 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 260 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon S7000 advantages over Panasonic ZS20

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very long zoom lens; Full HD video; Great grip; Built-in GPS; HDR and Handheld Night Shot modes.

  • Poor image quality due to excessive noise suppression; Flash too close to the grip; No GPS logging; Battery only charges in the camera; Limited touchscreen.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS10

Panasonic ZS20
Panasonic ZS10
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Faster shutter
Nikon S7000
Panasonic ZS10
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Samsung WB150F

Panasonic ZS20
Samsung WB150F
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • HDMI out
  • $145
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon S7000
Samsung WB150F
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $145
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Panasonic ZS20
Panasonic ZS25
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon S7000
Panasonic ZS25
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Nikon S6900

Panasonic ZS20
Nikon S6900
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S7000
Nikon S6900
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher-res screen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon SX620 HS

Panasonic ZS20
Canon SX620 HS
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Nikon S7000
Canon SX620 HS
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
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