Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 is a 2004 superzoom bridge digital camera by Panasonic. It is the successor of the FZ10. The highest-resolution pictures it records are 2,560 by 1,920 pixels (5 megapixels).[1] It has a polycrystalline, thin-film transistor, liquid crystal display and EVF (electronic view finder). It records to Secure Digital media. The camera also has a microphone. The camera's dimensions are 127.6 mm (5.02 inches) in width, 87.2 mm (3.43 inches) in height, and 106.2 mm (4.18 inches) in depth. Its mass is 520 g (18.3 ounces).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 FrontView2.jpg
TypeBridge digital camera
Maximum resolution2,560 × 1,920 (4.9 million)
Film speedAuto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400
Storage mediaSecure Digital
Focus modesAuto Focus System, Normal / Macro (Dial), Continuous AF On / Off, Manual Focus (Ring), One-Shot AF
Focus areas1 point / 3 points / 9 points / Spot
Exposure modesProgram AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift (P mode)
Exposure metering1/3 EV step, -2 to +2 EV
Metering modesIntelligent Multiple/Center Weighted / Spot
Shutter speed range8 – 1/2,000 s
Continuous shooting3 frame/s or 2 frame/s. 7 images @ standard OR 4 images @ fine OR unlimited @ 2 frame/s
ViewfinderElectronic viewfinder
LCD screen2.0" (130,000 pixels) Field of View : approx. 100%
Weight520 g (1.14 lb) (Body), 556 g (1.23 lb) (with battery and SD memory card)

This camera is known for its Leica lens[2] with "Mega OIS" optical image stabilisation. It has a 12x optical zoom,[3] often said to be equal to a 400 mm lens, which can stay f/2.8 for the entire zoom range. There are full manual controls too. Optional lenses are available to double the focal length or for wide-angle view.

Modes include full automatic, aperture priority, shutter priority, full manual, macro (from 5 centimetres on), film, and sequence of shots. Film is recorded at 320x240 px resolution in mJPEG format and playable in QuickTime.

Files can be stored in TIFF and two levels of JPEG, either a high quality or lower quality. The camera can be set to save both a JPEG and TIFF file.

The lens itself extends from the barrel of the camera and cannot have filters or lens hoods attached directly to it. A special adapter is required which allows 72 mm filters and the included lens hood to be attached to the barrel of the camera. Alternatively, adapters are available from third-party manufacturers that allow less expensive 62 mm filters to be used.

Its successors are the FZ30, announced on July 20, 2005, and the FZ50, announced around a year later.


  1. ^ "Panasonic Lumix FZ review". CNET Reviews.
  2. ^ Good, better, best – Hardware –
  3. ^ PC World – Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Review

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Preceded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
Succeeded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30