Excerpt: Panasonic began their compact travel zoom series way back in 2006 with the TZ-1. Subsequent models in the TZ and ZS lines have always married a relatively small body with a very useful zoom range and many high-end features, like manual modes and custom functions. The ZS20 builds on the success of the ZS10, but brings an even longer 20x optical zoom with nano surface coating to the table.
Pros: Great zoom range in a small, well-built body, Good image quality in a wide range of situations, Manual modes for more control, Fast and accurate GPS
Cons: Sluggish or frustrating controls at times, Obvious noise reduction even at ISO 100, although not deal-breaking
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Long zoom lens. GPS. Good high ISO performance. 1080p60 video capture.
Summary: Panasonic's ZS20 is a very attractive compact digital for a variety of reasons, first of which is that big zoom lens that can telescope all the way from 24mm up to 480mm yet travel around in a shirt pocket (power off, of course). Add in good still image and video quality, manual exposure controls, a responsive shutter, quick autofocus acquisition time and a capable stabilization system for shooting at long focal lengths and it's pretty clear the ZS20 oozes versatility.
Pros: Good image and video quality, Good shutter lag and AF acquisition times, Good lens focal range in a compact package, Manual controls and dedicated movie capture button
Cons: In-camera battery charging, Monitor a bit worse than average in bright outdoor conditions, Can't format memory cards while in intelligent auto mode
Excerpt: 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 pocket camera - is the Lumix ZS20's 20X-optical-zoom lens (24mm to 480mm). Like that zoom lens, the Lumix ZS20's laundry list of features keeps on going and going.
Excerpt: Lo más llamativo de esta Lumix es su lente angular de 24mm con zoom óptico de 20x e inteligente de 40x. Además, toma fotografías de 14.1 megapixeles, graba video en Full HD y todo lo puedes ver a través de su pantalla táctil LCD de 3 pulgadas. Tiene controles automáticos inteligentes y toma fotos en 3D.