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Panasonic Lumix 14.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera - DMC-ZS20K

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24mm Ultra Wide Angle LEICA DC Lens/ Full HD Video Recording/ Powerful 20x Optical Zoom/ 14.1 Megapixel MOS Sensor/ Venus Engine/ Intelligent Noise Reduction System/ 3D Photo Mode/ 1920 x 1080 60p (NTSC) Full HD Video/ Black Finish
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Panasonic Lumix 14.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera, Model DMCZS20K

Key Features:

  • 24mm Ultra Wide Angle LEICA DC Lens with Powerful 20x Optical Zoom
  • Full HD Video Recording with Stereo Microphone
  • 0.1sec Light Speed AF

Features:

  • Powerful 20x Optical Zoom
    The DMC-ZS20's powerful 20x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-480mm) draws your subjects right up close, and lets you freely capture decisive sports scenes, along with the natural expressions of people and animals, and details that you can't even see with your bare eyes.
  • 25mm Ultra Wide-Angle Lens
    The 24mm ultra wide-angle lens — rare on a compact camera — gives you a wider range of composition possibilities with approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of 35mm camera. The super-high-quality LEICA DC lens minimizes distortion at the wide end.
  • LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens
    Newly developed LEICA DC lens system that achieves both high image quality and small size is redesigned to further extend its powerful zoom to 20x (35mm camera equivalent: 24-480mm). Comprising 12 elements in 10 groups including 3 aspherical lenses with 6 aspherical surfaces and 2 ED lenses, adoption of ultra thin lens for its new structure optical system makes the unit's overall length short to fit in the slim body despite its versatile zoom range from 24mm ultra wide-angle to 20x telephoto.
  • POWER O.I.S.
    The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses the low-frequency vibration hand-shake component, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed. The POWER O.I.S. also works for powerful zoom shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake in a compact camera. Active mode is effective for video recording.
  • 14.1 Megapixel MOS Sensor
    The 14.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor is newly developed for the DMC-ZS20 for even higher image quality. This boasts better S/N ratio compared with the 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor in the DMC-ZS20. Together with the performance of the Venus Engine, quality of image shot in low-lit situations is dramatically improved reducing the noise to its half level.
  • Venus Engine
    The DMC-ZS20's Venus Engine processes large amount of progressive full HD data at high speed. At the same time, the multi-task image-processing engine, the Venus Engine realizes a super-fast response time.
  • Intelligent Noise Reduction System
    The excellent S/N ratio of the MOS sensor and the Intelligent Noise Reduction system in the Venus Engine make both photos and videos shot at any sensitivity from low to high and boast outstanding clearness.
  • Multi-Process Noise Reduction System
    Newly developed Multi-process Noise Reduction applies optimum noise reduction according to the brightness of the part of the image. Images recorded in low-lit situations are now dramatically clear.
  • Intelligent HDR
    The DMC-ZS20 integrates Intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range) in the iA Mode. Several still pictures consecutively shot at different exposure levels are overlaid to produce a single composite picture without whiteout (over-exposure) or blackout (under-exposure).
  • 1920 x 1080 60p (NTSC) Full HD Video in AVCHD Progressive Format
    The DMC-ZS20 can record high-resolution full HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC) videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. Upgrading the full HD recording capability from interlaced to progressive, subjects with fast motion or fine details are reproduced even more clearly.
  • 60 (NTSC) Progressive Recording
    1080/60p (progressive) conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording. Whereas interlacing requires two images to produce a complete picture, the progressive method records a single image as a complete picture. It creates intricate detail and silky smooth motion. Even when subjects move quickly, afterimages are minimized to create more natural images.
  • The POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode
    The Active Mode effectively suppresses blur in video recording especially at wide angle while walking or playing with your children. In addition, it's an optical system so there's no image degradation. It's especially good for active video shooting.
  • 3D Photo Mode
    The 3D Photo Mode* produces a 3D image in the camera. The image-processing method used by LUMIX records beautiful images with less distortion or visible image links.
  • Touch AF Tracking
    Once the AF subject is selected by touch control, it continues to track the subject even if it moves until you press the shutter. When you're taking images of active children, pets, sports scenes or subjects in a moving object, this function eliminates the need to press the shutter button halfway down repeatedly to readjust the focus.
  • iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode
    In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose shots and capture moments in both photo and video recording. The Intelligent Resolution technology, 40x Intelligent Zoom and Intelligent Burst are always activated in the iA Mode.
  • 3.0-inch, 460K-dot Smart Touch-screen
    The large 3.0-inch LCD lets you operate the auto focus and shutter release at the same time with just a touch. When playing back, you can drag the image across the screen with a finger to browse a collection of photos, or scroll the map to play geo-tagged images.
  • GPS System with World Map Information
    The DMC-ZS20 is acclaimed as an excellent travel companion because of a host of travel-friendly functions represented by the built-in GPS system. You can copy the map data of designated city to an SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card out of a bundled map DVD which comprehends detailed map of approx. 90 countries worldwide on a scale of 1/25,000 or more precise.

Specifications:

Optics

  • Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels
  • Sensor Size/ Total Pixels/ Filter
    • 1/2.33-inch High Sensitivity Mos Sensor / 15.3 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
  • Aperture
    • F3.3 - 6.4
    • Mutistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 8.0 (W), F6.4 - 8.0 (T))
  • Optical Zoom 20x
  • Focal Length
    • f=4.3 - 86.0mm (24 - 480mm in 35mm equiv.)
    • (28-560mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
  • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
    • 28.1x (4:3 / 7M)
    • 33.8x (4:3 / 5M)
    • 42.2x (under 3M
  • Intelligent Zoom 40x
  • Lens
    • LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR
    • 12 elements in 10 groups / (3 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces / 2 ED Lenses)
  • 2-Speed Zoom Yes
  • Optical Image Stabilizer Power O.I.S. (On with Active Mode(only for motion picture) / Off)
  • Digital Zoom 4x
  • Focusing Area
    • Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO/
    • Motion picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
  • AF Assist Lamp Yes
  • Focus
    • Normal
    • AF Macro
    • Zoom Macro / Quick AF On/Off(On in Intelligent Auto)
    • Continuous AF(only for motion picture) / AF Tracking
  • AF Metering
    • Face
    • AF Tracking
    • 23pt
    • 1pt
    • Spot
    • Touch Area
  • Shutter Speed Approx. 15 - 1/2000 sec

Recording

  • File Format
    • Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3)
    • 3D Image: MPO
    • Motion picture: AVCHD, MP4, QuickTime Motion JPEG (only for High Speed Video)
  • Mode Dial/ Mode Button
    • Intelligent Auto
    • P
    • A
    • S
    • M
    • C1
    • C2
    • 3D Photo
    • SCN
    • Creative Control
  • Creative Control Mode
    • Expressive
    • Retro
    • High Key
    • Low Key
    • Sepia
    • Dynamic Monochrome
    • High Dynamic
    • Toy Effect
    • Miniature
    • Soft Focus
  • Still Image Scene Mode
    • Portrait
    • Soft Skin
    • Scenery
    • Panorama Shot
    • Sports
    • Night Portrait
    • Night Scenery
    • Hand Held Night Shot
    • HDR
    • Food
    • Baby1
    • Baby2
    • Pet
    • Sunset
    • High Sensitivity
    • Glass Through
    • Underwater
    • High Speed Video
  • Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Full- Resolution Image: 10 frames/sec Max. 10 images
    • With AF Tracking: 5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec Max.100 images /
    • Intelligent Burst Shooting / High- speed Burst: approx. 40 frames/sec (recorded in 5M) / approx. 60 frames/sec (recorded in 2.5M)
  • Motion Picture Recording
    • [HD Video] 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p (GPH: 28Mbps, PSH: 28Mbps / AVCHD)
    • 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (GFS: 17Mbps, FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD)
    • 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p(GS: 17Mbps, SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD)
    • 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4)
    • 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4)
    • [STD Video] 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4)
    • [High Speed Video] 320 x 240 pixels, 220 fps
  • AVCHD (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures])
    • approx. 55 min (GPH, PSH), 65 min (GFS, FSH)
  • MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 70 min (FHD)
  • AVCHD (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 30 min (GPH, PSH), 35 min (GFS, FSH)
  • MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 40 min (FHD)
  • Exposure
    • Program AE
    • Aperture Priority AE
    • Shutter Priority AE
    • Manual
  • Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
  • Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 -1EV step, Max +/-1EV, 3 frames
  • Light Metering
    • Intelligent Multiple
    • Center Weighted
    • Spot
  • ISO Sensitivity
    • Auto
    • i.ISO
    • 100
    • 200
    • 400
    • 800
    • 1600
    • 3200
    • High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
  • Still Picture Recording
    • [1:1] 3232x3232 (10.5M)
    • 2736x2736 (7.5M EZ)
    • 2304x2304 (5.5M EZ)
    • 1920x1920 (3.5M EZ)
    • 1536x1536 (2.5M EZ)
    • 480x480 (0.2M EZ)
    • [4:3] 4320x3240 (14M)
    • 3648x2736 (10M EZ)
    • 3072x2304 (7M EZ)
    • 2560X1920 (5M EZ)
    • 2048X1536 (3M EZ)
    • 640x480 (0.3M EZ)
    • [3:2] 4320x2880 (12.5M)
    • 3648x2432 (9M EZ)
    • 3072x2048 (6M EZ)
    • 2560x1712 (4.5M EZ)
    • 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ)
    • 640x424 (0.3M EZ)
    • [16:9] 4320x2432 (10.5M)
    • 3648x2056 (7.5M EZ)
    • 3072x1728 (5.5M EZ)
    • 2560x1440 (3.5M EZ)
    • 1920x1080 (2M EZ)
    • 640x360 (0.2M EZ)
  • Image Quality Fine / Standard (3D mode: MPO Fine / MPO Standard )
  • White Balance
    • Auto
    • Daylight
    • Cloudy
    • Shade
    • Incandescent
    • White Set
    • White Balance Adjustment
  • Color Mode/ Color Effect/ My Color
    • Color Mode : Standard, Black&White, Sepia, Vivid (in P / A / S / M mode), Happy (only in iA mode)
  • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes
  • GPS Yes
  • Zoom In Motion Picture Yes
  • Self Timer 2sec/10sec

Playback

  • Playback Mode
    • Normal Playback
    • Slideshow
    • Filtering Playback Picture Only
    • Video Only
    • 3D
    • GPS Area
    • Travel
    • Category
    • Favorites
    • Calendar Playback
  • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes (Touch Magnification)
  • Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes/No
  • Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes/No
  • Show Histogram Yes
  • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes/Yes
  • Retouch Creative Retouch / Auto Retouch
  • Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Lev Yes / Yes / No / No
  • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
  • Cut Animation Yes
  • Video Divide Yes
  • PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

  • OSD Language English, Spanish

General

  • LCD Monitor
    • 3.0""(7.5cm) TFT Touch Screen LCD Display (460K dots)
    • AR Coating / Field of View : approx. 100%
    • AUTO Power LCD mode
    • Power LCD mode
  • Built-In-Flash
    • Auto
    • Auto/Red-eye Reduction
    • Forced On
    • Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
    • Forced Off
    • 0.6 - 6.4m (Wide/ISO Auto)
    • 1.0 - 3.3m (Tele/ISO Auto)
  • Recording Media
    • Built-in Memory
    • SD Memory Card
    • SDHC Memory Card
    • SDXC Memory Card
  • Built-In-Memory Approx. 12MB
  • Microphone/Speaker Stereo/Mono
  • Interface
    • miniHDMI
    • AV Output (NTSC)
    • USB2.0 High speed
  • Power
    • Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895mAh)
    • AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Included, connect with USB cable, playback only)
  • Battery Life 260 pictures (CIPA Standard)
  • Included Software
    • LUMIX Map Tool
    • PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.1 Premium Edition
    • Adobe Reader

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height 2.32"
  • Width 4.13"
  • Depth 1.11"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit 0.45 lbs.
  • Shipping 2 lbs.
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TypePoint and Shoot
Effective Pixels14.1
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.32"
Width (inches)4.13"
Depth (inches)1.11"
Optical Zoom20x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Lengthf=4.3 - 86.0mm
Focus ModesNormal, AF Macro, Zoom Macro/Quick AF On/Off, Continuous AF, AF Tracking
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeTFT Touch Screen LCD Display (460K dots)
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Shutter SpeedApprox. 15 - 1/2000 sec
Storage MediaBuilt-in 12MB, SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards
Power SourceLi-ion Battery Pack
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set, White Balance Adjustment
  

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Panasonic Lumix 14.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (5)
  • Good image quality (5)
  • Good in low light (4)
  • Image stabilization (4)
  • Short lag time (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (5)
    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Low light (5)
    • Travel (5)
    • Sports/action (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Great product,

    By will

    from 13350

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Panasonic Lumix 14.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

      Family photo's

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great Overall Camera Fast Shutter Speed

      By Surfbeachpunk

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Great Overall Size Fast
      • Short Lag Time

      Cons

      • Not a lot of scene modes
      • Not good at fast actions

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Panasonic Lumix 14.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

      Lumix series of cameras are great ! i have had 3 of them in the past and sold them to get the newer model. They are awesome little cameras that pack a punch and full of features. This one has gps but i turn it off to save battery. Buy youself an extra battery as they drain fast if you take a lot of pictures. Its not so great at taking pictures of moving objects whether its people or something. But overall a great camera that takes great pictures.

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      4.0

      Very Nice Panasonic !

      By Surfbeachpunk

      from Daytona , FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Short Lag Time

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Panasonic Lumix 14.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

      I have always used a panasonic lumix starting from the zs3, zs7 etc.. the optical zoom on this camera is amazing. It takes great pictures and the video has always been of great quality for the times you need to shoot a quick vid. Panasonic makes a good product in the zs20. You dont really need the GPS but turn it off and make the batter last longer. I have nothing bad to say about this camera. CNET also has a great review on this camera.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was very fast and i was amazed !!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Love this Camera!

      By Len

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix 14.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

        Great pictures. Fast shipping.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Even better than I expected!

        By Victor the technology man

        from Hopewell Junction, NY, USA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix 14.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

          This camera is terrific for a wide angle, telephoto, compact pocket camera. It also has fully manual modes, for the more advanced user. It is way more than I expected to get out of a non SLR. I've taken lots of shots at 480mm zoom hand held, even on overcast days and they are good (amazing, for not having a tripod). The Panaroma mode is the best I've ever used. Needless to say I'm impressed, especially since this is a COMPACT!

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