Panasonic Digital Cameras - Panasonic LumixDMC-FZ20

 
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Panasonic LumixDMC-FZ20 Digital Camera Review

Lens Type LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT / 13 elements in 8 groups (1 ED Lens, 3 Aspherical Lenses)
Image Stabiliser Yes
Image Stabiliser Operational Modes MEGA O.I.S. (Mode1/Mode2)
Aperture Wide: F2.8 - F8.0, Tele: F2.8 - F8.0
Auto Focus Yes
Optical Zoom (x) 12
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focal Length f = 6-72mm (35mm Equiv.: 36-432mm)
Optical Zoom Minimum Range (mm), 35mm Equivalent 36
Optical Zoom Maximum Range (mm), 35mm Equivalent 432
Focusing Area Normal:Wide: 30cm / Tele: 200cm-Infinity, Macro-A/S/M mode:Wide: 5cm / Tele: 200cm-Infinity
Focus Modes Auto Focus System, Manual Focus (Ring), Spot AF On/Off (Spot Mode), Continuous AF On/Off, One-Shot AF
Macro Function Minimum Focusing Distance (mm) 50
Image Sensor Size (Inches) 1/2.5
Total Pixel Count (megapixels) 5.36
Effective Pixel Count (megapixels) 5.0
Maximum Horizontal Resolution (pixels) 2560
Maximum Vertical Resolution (pixels) 1920
ISO Sensitivity Modes Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400
Maximum Sensitivity (ISO Rating) 400
LCD Monitor Screen Size (Inches) 2.0
Auto Angle Detection Yes
View Finder Size (inches) 0.33" Colour EVF (114K pixels), Field of view: approx. 100%
Exposure Modes Program AE, Program AE (Program Shift (P Model)), Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, -2 -+2EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intellgent Multiple, Spot (Spot Mode), Center-Weighted
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Halogen, White Set, Flash, White Balance Adjustment (150K step, -1500 - +1500) (except Auto Mode)
Picture Adjustment Modes Contrast: Low, Standard, High, Sharpness: Low, Standard, High, Saturation: Low, Standard, High, Noise Reduction: Low, Standard, High
Mode Dial/Scene Modes P (Program AE), Macro, Playback, Moving-image, A (Aperture Priority AE), S (Shutter Priority AE), M (Manual Exposure), SCN1/SCN2 (Portrait, Sports, Scenery, Night Scenery, Panning, Night Portrait, Fireworks, Party, Snow)
Colour Effect Modes Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia
Recording Image Size Modes 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels, 1280 x 960 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels (Motion Image)
Image Quality Modes Fine, Standard, TIFF
Shutter Speed Range 8-1/2000 sec
Shutter Lag Time (milliseconds), Full Auto Focus 0.008
Movie Function Modes (Quick Time TM Motion JPEG)1 30 or 10 fps (320 x 240 pixels)
Burst Shooting Mode Full Resolution Image, 3.0 or 2.0 frames/sec.; Max. 7 frames (Standard Mode)/ 4 frames (Fine Mode)
Still Image Rec. with Audio time limit 5 sec.
Microphone Yes
Inbuilt Speaker(s) Yes
Self Timer Yes
Self Timer Modes 10 sec., 2 sec.
Onboard Erase Function Yes
Inbuilt Flash Yes
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Built in Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Off, Forced On/Off Flash output Adjustment (1/3EV step, -2 - +2EV) 0.4-4.0m (Wide/ISO Auto)
External Flash Capabilty Hot Shoe
On-Board Memory (MB) TBC
Included Recording Media Secure Digital (SD Card), MultiMedia Card
Included Memory Card Capacity (MB) 16
Compatible Memory Card Type(s) SD Card (TM)
PictBridge Compatible Yes
A/V Output Yes
USB Connectivity Yes
Power (Battery) Lithium-ion battery pack (7.2V, 680mAh)
Power (Mains) Battery Charger (Only)
Battery Life 240 pictures, 270 pictures with EVF
Height (mm) 87.2
Width (mm) 127.6
Depth (mm) 106.2
Weight (g) 520
Weight (g) with Media & Battery 556
Country of Assembly Japan
Warranty 1 Year Manufacturers Warranty

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Review by: Nickole
Lacation: Fort Worth,Texas
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-16-2007
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DMC FZ20 Panasonic is the Digital still camera with 5 Megapixel and 12x optical Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens and optical image stabilization; this is helpful for photographers who shoots sport events, wildlife, or live performances. The cam is simply awesome, very easy to use, nice colors, great depth of field and nicely build.

 
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