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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 / DMC-TZ30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2559 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 / DMC-TZ30. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and size are overall positive. The zoom and portability are also appreciated, but views about the sensor and reliability are different. There are some negative comments about the storage and viewfinder.

usability, portability, zoom, size, performance

battery, memory, viewfinder, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 / DMC-TZ30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 / DMC-TZ30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 368 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 / DMC-TZ30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 / DMC-TZ30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1182 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 / DMC-TZ30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and zoom. The portability and size also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the low light performance and reliability, while there are mixed reviews on the lens and price.

usability, size, portability, zoom, performance

reliability, low-light

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 / DMC-TZ30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 / DMC-TZ30 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Views about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

 

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

Long zoom lens. GPS. Good high ISO performance. 1080p60 video capture.

Softer images. Slow to start and shoot.

Performance and Conclusions It takes about 2.3 seconds for the ZS20 to start and take a shot, fires off a burst of 10 photos in just over a second, and records a respectable 0.3-second shutter lag. If you don't mind a slower burst rate, you can shoot...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Review: 20X Pocket Megazoom Loaded With Options

 

For a pocketable camera, the 14-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 ($350 as of May 15, 2012) is about as loaded as they come. The trait that will jump out at you--literally, if you're facing the camera--is the Lumix ZS20's 20X-optical-zoom lens (24mm...

20X-optical-zoom lens (24mm to 480mm) ; Manual controls and wide range of shooting modes ; Smooth 1080p video ; Very fast autofocus ; In-camera GPS

Control scheme can be confusing sometimes ; Image quality is a bit disappointing

The Lumix ZS20 is a top-tier travel camera, thanks to a far-reaching zoom lens, built-in GPS with mapping, extensive shooting options, and good (but not great) image and video quality.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is a compact travel zoom camera with a pretty elaborate GPS setup. Not only does the ZS20 log your location, it also has a database of a million landmarks and maps of ninety countries. The ZS20 also packs a new 20X zoom...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is a well-designed, easy-to-use travel zoom camera that stuffs a 20X Leica lens into a body just 1.1 inches thick. As with its predecessor (the ZS10), its design, features, and performance are its best attributes, while...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS20 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is a pretty remarkable point-and-shoot camera. Its Leica lens starts off at an ultrawide-angle 24mm and zooms in to 480mm. That's an incredible range for a lens in a body that's just 1.1 inches thick. That's actually...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 has an excellent design and feature set, including an ultrawide-angle 20x zoom lens, GPS, and semimanual and manual shooting modes, as well as fast shooting performance and improved low-light photo quality from previous...

Using all of the ZS20's high-performance features, such as its near-pointless touch screen, can really cut into battery life. Also, photos are noisy and soft when viewed at 100 percent.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's 20x zoom lens might be the main attraction, but the camera is all-around excellent.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS20 Preview

 

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS20 is one of two brand new ZS-series cameras announced today. It costs about $70 more than the ZS15, but has a larger 14.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, a longer 20x optical zoom lens, full 1080/60p HD video recording...

Jan, 2012

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Review

 

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 (also known as the DMC-ZS20 in the USA) is Panasonic's premium travel-zoom compact camera, featuring a 20x 24-480mm lens, 14.1 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor, 1080p Full HD movies at 50/60fps, 3 inch touch-sensitive LCD screen...

Panasonic's new travel-zoom compact camera is now stepping on the toes of more modest ultra-zoom bridge models, cramming a 20x zoom lens into a relatively tiny body. In many ways the DMC-TZ30 is also a big improvement on last year's TZ20 model, with a...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

 

Though it has an impressive set of features and a presumably decent 20x zoom lens, the Panasonic ZS20 again disappoints in the image quality department. It's better than its predecessor, but not by enough.

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

Pro: Con: Megazoom range in a compact camera Nano surface coated optics Full HD video at up to 60p Great grip for a small camera GPS location recording Touchscreen controls help in darkness HDR and Hand Held Night Shot Scene modes PASM exposure modes...

Expert review by : techlicious.com (techlicious.com)

Digital Camera Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

 

Balancing light weight and a small body with excellent optics is one of Panasonic's strong points, and this Lumix model is the perfect example. The ZS20 14.1MP camera sports a 20x zoom Leica lens that will get you good, stable close up shots from far...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Hafeez Sim (hardwarezone.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 - Long Range View

 

The successor to the popular TZ20, the TZ30 is Panasonic's next travel-zoom compact camera. Sporting a 20x optical zoom lens and a 3-inch touchscreen, will this 14-megapixel camera earn a permanent spot in your travel duffel bag? Join us as we find out.

20x Leica optical zoom lens ; Good image stabilization performance even at telephoto end ; Has PASM modes ; Built-in GPS receiver ; 3-inch touchscreen

LCD screen quality isn't the best ; Images a bit soft even at low ISOs ; Noise is a problem from ISO 400 ; Small buttons

Despite its very small size, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 features a very useful 20x optical zoom lens, making it an ideal camera to bring on your travels. Controls are generally well-thought out, though we feel the mode dial is too small, and should...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (macworld.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

 

The Lumix ZS20 is a top-tier travel camera, thanks to a far-reaching zoom lens, built-in GPS with mapping, extensive shooting options, and good (but not great) image and video quality.

Smooth 1080p video ; Very fast autofocus ; 20X-optical-zoom lens (24mm to 480mm) ; In-camera GPS ; Manual controls and wide range of shooting modes

Image quality is a bit disappointing ; Control scheme can be confusing sometimes

For a pocketable camera, the 14-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is about as loaded as they come. The trait that will jump out at you—literally, if you’re facing the camera—is the Lumix ZS20’s 20X-optical-zoom lens (24mm to 480mm). Like that zoom...

Jun, 2012

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