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Panasonic TZ20 review

With its 24-384mm focal range, is this the ultimate travel compact?

Panasonic TZ20 Review: Specs

Effective Pixels
14.1 million pixels

Sensor
1/2.33-type CMOS

Lens
24-384mm (35mm equivalent) Leica DC VARIO-ELMAR

Memory
Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Viewfinder
N/A

LCD Screen
3in, 360,00-dot touchscreen

Video resolution 
1920x1080

ISO range
Auto, ISO 100-1600


Focus modes
Normal / AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF, AF Tracking, Touch AF/AE / Continuous AF (only for motion picture) 


Max burst rate
Full-Resolution Image, 10 fps; max. 15 images

Shutter speeds
60-1/4000sec

Weight
219g (with battery and memory card) 


Dimensions
104.9x57.6x33.4mm

Power supply
Rechargeable ID-Security Lithium-ion battery

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution14.1 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix TZ
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom16x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Aperture Priority
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime Motion JPEG
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)197 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Image Sensor Size1/2.33" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4320 x 3240
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height57.6 mm
Width104.9 mm
Depth33.4 mm
Product SeriesTZ
Focal Length4.30 mm to 68.80 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-TZ20
Product NameLumix DMC-TZ20 Compact Camera
Product LineLumix
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-TZ20EB-K
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

The DMC-TZ20 features a 24mm ultra wide-angle 16x optical zoom LEICA DC lens(35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm), including Nano Surface Coating technology which dramatically reduces ghost and flare. The 16x optical zoom is also available in movie recording. The 24mm wide-angle lens captures approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to a normal 35mm lens. The 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor enables to shoot 10 fps in full resolution. The Venus Engine FHD, featuring Intelligent Resolution technology and 21x Intelligent Zoom, is also incorporated.

Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-TZ20 Compact Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • AC Cable
  • AV Cable
  • Stylus Pen
  • USB Cable
  • AC Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year