Canon 260HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20, buying advice?
by V2Rider - 4/22/12 6:37 PM
In Reply to: Canon 260HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20, buying advice? by cheechibean
I've done extensive research on both cameras, and Canon's S100 too. I found live cameras on display and tested each with my SD. I found the S100 the best overall but lacked the zomm....only 5X and I wanted more. Now down to just SX260 or ZS20. Panasonic didn't have the name in cameras for me, but their ZS20 was the winner. Test pictures at Max Optical Zoom (no digital) were similar, but the focus on Panasonic was more than twice as fast and sharper results. Most features were similar except ZS20 had it over SX260 on Movie 1080P@60fps vs only 24fps for SX260. 10 fps continoious over SX260 @ only 2.4. ZS20 has 9 focus points vs SX260 at only 2. Finally, the touchy feely; Panasonic won here too. SX260 felt cheaper and plastic , while ZS20 solid and robust. I can only find the ZS19 locally (No GPS) so I ordered the ZS20....have it in a few days.
Hope this help you and others.