Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 FrontView2.jpg
Type Bridge digital camera
Sensor CCD
Maximum resolution 2,560 × 1,920 (4.9 million)
Lens Fixed
Shutter speed range 8 – 1/2,000 s
Exposure metering 1/3 EV step, -2 to +2 EV
Exposure modes Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift (P mode)
Metering modes Intelligent Multiple/Center Weighted / Spot
Focus areas 1 point / 3 points / 9 points / Spot
Focus modes Auto Focus System, Normal / Macro (Dial), Continuous AF On / Off, Manual Focus (Ring), One-Shot AF
Continuous shooting 3 frame/s or 2 frame/s. 7 images @ standard OR 4 images @ fine OR unlimited @ 2 frame/s
Viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
ASA/ISO range Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400
Rear LCD monitor

2.0" (130,000 pixels)

Field of View : approx. 100%
Storage Secure Digital
Weight

520 g (1.14 lb) (Body),

556 g (1.23 lb) (with battery and SD memory card)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 is a 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).

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, making this camera popular with prosumers. Optional lenses are available for focal doubler or for wide angle.

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 can not 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.

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Preceded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
2004
Succeeded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30