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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 digital camera
Lumix DMC-FZ20
at a glance
2560 x 1920
12x optical zoom
2" lcd monitor
Li ion rechargeable
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 review summary
camera date Jul 04  out of production
pixels / class 5.4M  SLR-like digital camera
overall rating above average overall camera rating  7 reviews
image quality good image quality rating  
ease of use average it its class usability rating  
camera body good camera body rating  
digital features average it its class digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls average it its class photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography enthusiast
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 specifications
lens / zoom  35mm - 420mm (12x) (dig. 4x)
focus / macro  auto / 30cm / 5cm
metering mode  intelligent multiple / center-weighted / spot
aperture  auto | manual / F2.8 - F8.0
white balance  auto | manual - 5 presets
shutter  auto | manual / 8s - 1/2000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal / hot shoe -  5 modes / 0.3m - 7m
viewfinder  ttl electronic (114kpx)
iso ratings  80 / 100 / 200 / 400
image size  2560x1920 / 2048x1536 / 1920x1080 / 1600x1200 / 640x480
image format  tiff / jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  fine / standard
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 10s / 2s
video options  Qt m-jpeg 320x240 (30fps | 10fps)
audio options  available
connectivity  usb / video (PAL/NTSC)
storage  secure digital / MMC
platform  Windows, Mac
extra features  histogram display
PictBridge compatible
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
10Nov04 Panasonic DMC-FZ20 review by Quesabesde (es)
03Nov04 Panasonic DMC-FZ20 review by
09Oct04 Panasonic DMC-FZ20 review by Steves-digicams
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
18Dec04 Panasonic DMC-FZ20 review by Imaging-resource
08Dec04 Panasonic DMC-FZ20 review by DCResource
04Nov04 Panasonic DMC-FZ20 review by DPReview
Introductions, previews and other reviews
News, guides, hints & tips
25Jul04 Panasonic fact sheet
Forum discussions Panasonic SLR Forum Panasonic Talk Forum Panasonic Forum
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 announcement clippings

Panasonic has upgraded its model for the serious photographer, the 4 Mp DMC-FZ10 to the 5 Mp Lumix DMC-FZ20. The new FZ20  features 12x optical zoom with F2.8 brightness and manual controls including ring-operated focus and exposure, giving ultimate control to capture images according to the user preferences such as intentional over or underexposure just like using a film camera.

Moreover, Panasonic's MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer automatically detects and optically compensates for hand movement by shifting internal lens elements, enabling the user to capture crisp, clear, distortion-free ultra-telephoto or macro shots of distant or moving subjects, even in low lighting conditions.
“Photographers, especially those who shoot sports, wildlife or live performances, know that it's difficult to get sharp images if they are using a long lens on a handheld camera. The zoom accentuates every little movement of the hand,” commented Monica Helmer, Marketing Manager for Panasonic.  “We've incorporated the technology we developed for our camcorders to create Panasonic's MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer, a true optical image stabilizer that uses the full capacity of the camera's CCD to compensate for hand jitter.”

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