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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS20

76
Global
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 squeezes a 20x zoom lens into its compact body. It isn't the fastest camera to start and take a shot, and the lens lags behind the competition in sharpness, but it does well at higher ISOs and has a built-in GPS.
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90
Bob Correa
This camera can blow out the highlights easily, but as you become at one with...read more
90
Ivy Growing
Advantages:+ Zoom, speed, size, weight, GPS... See specs.+ Maps for whole the...read more
80
Gabriel Masliah
A very good compact camera with a powerful zoom and excellent full HD video...read more
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Point and shoot
Resolution (effective)
14.1 megapixels
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
Memory card
SD

General

Type
Point and shoot (f /{"1":3.3, "2":6.4}) ({"1":24, "2":480} mm)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
14.1 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal) (Slow, Red eye)

Shooting

Focus
Autofocus (23 points) (Af tracking, Af assist lamp)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":2000, "2":15} secs

Imaging

Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual
Exposure compensation
Yes
Scene selection
Yes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Night scene, Auto, Other)

Other features

Location support
Yes (Internal)
20x (optical)
Screen size
3 inches
Screen type
LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD (Yes) (No)

Storage

Memory card
SD (Sdxc, Sdhc)
Internal memory
12 MB

Image formats

Image formats
JPEG
Quality settings
Iq normal, Iq fine
Image aspect ratios
3 2, 4 3, 16 9
Video recording
Yes (MPEG-4) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0
Video output
Yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
260
Model
DMC-TZ30

Key Specs

Type
Point and shoot
Resolution (effective)
14.1 megapixels
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
Memory card
SD

General

Type
Point and shoot

Other features

Screen type
LCD