"Impressive for a camera this thin!"4.5 starson by The Skipper
Pros: 24mm to 480mm. Amazing burst speed. Excellent IQ for a camera this size. Super HD video with stereo sound. Nearly instant focusing. Touch subject on screen to focus and shoot.GPS with maps. Easy to navigate menus.
Cons: I'd prefer a button to go from shoot to view mode so that the camera is guaranteed to start in shoot mode. But that's nit picking.
Summary: Took home the Canon S100 and the Panasonic Lumix ZS20 and surprised myself when it was the Canon that I took back. Sure the IQ is better in the Canon but not by much and not always. The ZS20 focuses much faster and the burst mode is faster too. I was able to take pictures of our dog in full flight with the ZS20 that I just couldn't get with the S100. Taking handheld pictures of birds at maximum 480mm zoom gets results that I had not expected from a pocket camera. This Panasonic is bar none the ideal travel camera. Just small enough to carry constantly on the belt and fast enough to be ready in an instant.