Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Review

4.5
February 28, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 104.9 x 57.6 x 33.4 mm / (4.13 x 2.27 x 1.31 in)
Weight Approx. 197g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.434 lb) / Approx. 219g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.482 lb)

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type MOS sensor / 15.1 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.3 - 5.9/ Multistage Iris Diagram (F3.3 - 6.3 (W) / F5.9 - 6.3 (T))
Optical Zoom 16x
Focal Length f=4.3-68.8mm (24-384mm in 35mm equiv.) / (29-464mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 18.9x (4:3 / 10M), 22.5x (4:3 / 7M), 27.0x (4:3 / 5M), 33.8x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 21x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 12 elements in 10 groups
2-Speed Zoom Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer Power O.I.S. (On / Off / Active mode(only for motion picture) )
Digital Zoom 4x / ( Max. 64.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) / (Max. 135 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO/ movie recording: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
Focus Range Display Yes
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Normal / AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF, AF Tracking, Touch AF/AE / Continuous AF (only for motion picture)
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot / Touch Area
Shutter Speed Still: 60 - 1/4000 sec / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec
Shutter Interval approx. 0.3 sec
Viewfinder -

Recording

Face Recognition Photo
Optical Image Stabilizer Photo / Movie
Intelligent ISO Control Photo
Face Detection Photo / Movie
Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Sunset, Macro) / Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)
Intelligent Exposure Photo / Movie
AF Tracking Photo
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
Intelligent Resolution Technology Photo / Movie
File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / 3D Image: MPO / Motion picture: AVCHD, QuickTime Motion JPEG
AVCHD / AVCHD Lite REC PAL
Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
One-Touch Movie Button Yes
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Custom, 3D Photo, SCN, My SCN 2, My SCN 1
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, / Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, High Dynamic (standard/ art/ B&W), Photoframe, Under Water, High Speed Movie
Movie Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Beach, Snow, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, Underwater, High Sensitivity, High Dynamic(Standard, Art, B&W) / (Activated by selecting Still Picture Scene Mode then pressing movie button. Still Picture Scene Modes without corresponding Movie Scene Mode is recorded in Normal Mode)
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 10 frames/sec Max. 15 images
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 ~1EV step, Max +/-1, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Aspect Ratio 1:1 / 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
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 / (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Panorama Assist, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Pinhole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic, High Speed Movie)
Quick Menu Yes
Color Mode / Color Effect Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy
GPS Yes
Real-time histogram Yes
Composition Guide line Yes (2 pattern)
Auto Review off, 1sec, 2sec, Hold
Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume - / Yes
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Macro Zoom Yes
Orientation Detector Yes
Scene Mode Help Screen No
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
Focus Icon Select Yes (in Face Recognition only)

Playback

Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback?Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, GPS, Travel, Category, Favorites), Calendar Playback
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Playback Still Images with Audio -
Playback Motion Picture Yes
Slideshow Mode All / Picture Only / Video Only / 3D / GPS / Travel / Category / Favorites / BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Show Histogram Yes
Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Movie REC Guide Yes
Wind-Cut in Motion Picture Yes
Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes

Others

LUMIX Image Uploader Yes
LCD Monitor Field of View : approx. 100% Wide View Angle / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
Touch Panel Yes
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / 0.6 - 5.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 18MB
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Yes
Viera Link Yes
HDMI output Auto Only (Unselectable)
Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life (approx.) 260 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition / QuickTime / Adobe Reader / Super LoiLoScope ( trial version)
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, AC Cable, AV Cable, Stylus Pen, USB Cable, AC Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM

Further Specifications

NOTE ?Motion images can be recorded continuously for up to 29 min 59 sec. / ?If [Rec Quality] is set to [GFS] or [FSH], and if the surrounding temperature is high, or motion picture is recorded continuously, is displayed, and the recording may be stopped halfway through.

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