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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 squeezes a 20x zoom lens into its compact body. It isn't the fastest camera to start and take a shot, and the lens lags behind the competition in sharpness, but it does well at higher ISOs and has a built-in GPS. quote


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Critic reviews

7.8
8 reviews
  • Image quality
    7.7
  • Video quality
    8.6
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.6
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    7.9

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User reviews

8.8
4 reviews
8.0
CNET Mar 8, 2012

The past few top-of-the-line ZS models from Panasonic have been very good, but the Lumix DMC-ZS20 finally makes it over to excellent. The lens is nice, but it's really the overall combination of features, improved low-light photo and video quality, and fast shooting performance that takes it up a...

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8.0
DC Resource Feb 26, 2012

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is a very capable travel zoom camera that I enjoy using. Panasonic has improved the image quality to the point where I can now recommend the ZS20 (which was not the case for its predecessor), though it still needs some work.

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7.0
PC Mag Aug 7, 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is squeezes a 20x zoom lens into its compact body. It isn't the fastest camera to start and take a shot, and the lens lags behind the competition in sharpness, but it does well at higher ISOs and has a built-in GPS.

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7.0
Reviewed.com Cameras Aug 7, 2012

Panasonic clearly took the poor reception of 2011’s DMC-ZS10 to heart in designing the ZS20, improving in all the key areas that last year’s model was lacking. Even the handling is improved with a rubberized coating over the grip ... Overall it’s a better sensor and better lens that’s...

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9.0
Camera Labs Apr 3, 2012

The Lumix ZS20 / TZ30 represents a decent upgrade over its predecessor, addressing its biggest issue and further enhancing its core capabilities in a body that's slimmer too. As such it regains the Highly Recommended award lost last year due to image quality.

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8.0
DigitalCameraReview Feb 24, 2012

The Panasonic ZS20 isn't the perfect compact ultrazoom, but it's an excellent travel companion with a 20x lens, on-board GPS and manual exposure controls for enthusiasts.

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8.0
T3 Aug 13, 2012

...Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is the best point and shoot camera it offers in terms of striking the right balance between feature set and performance...

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9.0
About Apr 1, 2012

For me, the image quality with the ZS20 makes this one of the best point and shoot cameras around. However, that price tag is a little tough to justify, unless you really need a big zoom lens or a GPS unit.

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9.0
ivy ivy

Advantages: + Zoom, speed, size, weight, GPS... See specs. + Maps for whole the world. + OIS works really good. + Good swipe panorama implementation (partial panos available). Disadvantages: - Noisy pictures (thus acceptable). - Resistive touch screen. It's like "no touch screen". Too hard to...

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9.0
bobbyco57 bobbyco57

This camera can blow out the highlights easily, but as you become at one with th Zs20, you'll learn how to prevent this. A detailed review will follow. In a nutshell, I love it. For the price, optical zoom capability, size, and full feature set, the Zs20 can't be beat.

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