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Lumix DMC-FZ20K Digital Camera


Panasonic

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The Lumix DMC-FZ20K Digital Camera

Features:


  • 5-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create
    photo-quality 13-by-17-inch enlargements
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 12x zoom lens combines with 4x digital
    zoom for 48x total zoom
  • MEGA optical image stabilizer; 2-inch TFT LCD screen; PictBridge
    Compatible
  • Store images on Secure Digital (SD) memory card (16 MB SD card
    included)
  • Powered by lithium-ion battery pack (included with charger)

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107 Reviews  

Average Rating: 4 out of 5

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Lesley M. Hennessy

member since: 8/28/2008
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I have just acquired this camera nearly new. I wanted a step up from my point and shoot but not yet ready to fork out on a DSLR for myself. Also the weight of the DSLR my husband has (Nikon D80) is offputting. I bought the betterphoto book to try to get the most from the camera. I like the range of controls and the high quality lens and I do seem to be getting good pictures for focus, colour etc that I am relatively happy with. To be honest, I feel the camera is well equipped but I am not yet experienced enough or confident enough to get the most from this camera. Here's hoping that the book helps!
8/28/2008 2:01:34 PM
 
Kerry W. Willis
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member since: 9/22/2003
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I am very picky about quality. This camera is awesome. I've used Hasselblads and Nikons, but this baby is the most bang for the buck I've ever owned. Unbeatable. Many of my friends have taken my recommendation and love the camera equally as much as I do. Get ready for quality. All joy, K.W.
4/19/2007 7:20:16 PM
 
Peter Pfandler
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member since: 5/16/2006
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I have this camera since April 2005. I've made about 8.000 photos since then. There are 2 main limits of this camera: The light conditions and the display with relative small resolution.

With this camera you can only make "still life" pictures in bad light conditions. Photographing persons or moving objects is not possible. The only usable ISO settings are 80 and 100.

About the display resolution: Sometimes when the picture is a little blurry (when the focus was incorrectly set), it can be seen only on the PC, but not on the built-in display.

I recommend this camera everyone who can accept these "rules" at photographing. I personally like this camera very much.

1/22/2007 5:19:15 AM
 
Kia R. Henderson
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I love this camera - it is very versatile and easy to use - I know at some point I will graduate to a camera with adjustable lenses etc.....but as a beginner, this camera is PERFECT.
7/6/2006 9:53:24 AM
 
James M. Spruill

member since: 6/18/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Awsome Camera, powerful zoom and good wide angle capablity. AF light helps in the dark, and the flash charges in about 15 sec. Good pixel count and fast load rate. I do think that the camera should have a lable on it that says "objects on screen may bee lighter than they appear." All in all the best camera I have ever used, great for hikes and very versitle!
7/2/2006 5:48:08 PM
 
Ana G. Brenes

member since: 6/14/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
a love a several things from it: is not heave, easy to use, and her GREAT Leica Lens, it has a really good quality!, great macro. what i don't like: i can't change the lens, i only can use its build-in flash, and it still having the problem of noise if you use an ISO higher than 200.
6/14/2006 3:42:46 PM
 
SUSAN A. O'BRIEN

member since: 6/8/2006
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Rating: 3 out of 5
I no longer own the Panasonic FZ-20. Good macro capabilities. Shooting at full zoom was tricky because I couldn't get the shutter speed high enough, when shooting in Aperture priority, to always get a sharp image. To be fair to the camera, I don't have the steadiest of hands. I couldn't increase the ISO due to digital noise. Having said that, it was an enjoyable camera to shoot with.
6/8/2006 8:59:33 AM
 
Richard McGlothlin

member since: 4/8/2006
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I love this camera. My friends with DSLR's ask me to take available light photos because they can't afford a lens as fast as my 2.8 Leica. The zoom is awesome, the batteries are great and it creates awesome pictures.
6/3/2006 3:47:22 PM
 
Danielle Jaworowski

member since: 5/27/2006
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Rating: 5 out of 5
One of the best cameras I have ever owned
5/27/2006 1:54:16 PM
 
Daryn T. Fahlman

member since: 5/22/2006
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
love it, limitation on F stop settings.
5/22/2006 12:50:14 PM
 
ROGER D. BAUGHAM II

member since: 5/9/2006
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
LIGHT WEIGHT, EASY TO USE 12X ZOOM, LOW PRICE, GREAT BATTERY LIFE, GOOD FLASH RANGE.
5/9/2006 10:05:38 PM
 
ROGER D. BAUGHAM II

member since: 5/9/2006
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
LIGHT WEIGHT, EASY TO USE 12X ZOOM, LOW PRICE, GREAT BATTERY LIFE, GOOD FLASH RANGE.
5/9/2006 10:05:11 PM
 
MARIO MR ROCAFUERTE
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member since: 5/4/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Superb Leica Elmarit lenses, the 12x range covers any condition. The image stabilizer really works, specially noticeable in low light environments or fast action shots.
5/4/2006 5:31:05 PM
 
Irwin Medoff

member since: 4/26/2006
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Rating: 3 out of 5
What I like - Range is 12X (36 - 430, F2.8 for entire range). What I don't like - No RAW
4/26/2006 2:14:27 PM
 
Rachel Kirby

member since: 4/25/2006
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Very easy to use. Be nice if there was a built in polarizer. I love the zoom and the fact I can get about an inch from a subject and still get a crystal clear image.
4/25/2006 5:31:51 PM
 
Gal Nakavisut

member since: 4/24/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
The focus and quality of the photos are great!
4/24/2006 11:12:26 AM
 
Doris  Olsiewski
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Rating: 3 out of 5
It's my second digital camera. Love the 12xdigital zoom! Don't really have comparison to other cameras, but I'm really happy with mine.
4/22/2006 4:10:09 PM
 
Richard McGlothlin

member since: 4/8/2006
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Rating: 5 out of 5
After owning the FZ20 for a year, I have to agree with an artical I found before purchasing my camera. It is the best kept secret. No it's not an SLR, but the 12x zoom with the 2.8 lens makes SLR owners want to spend a $1,000 on a better lens so they can take available light pictures indoors too. I do wish it took RAW format like the newer FZ30.
4/18/2006 9:18:13 PM
 
robert burnell

member since: 3/30/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
very easy to operated , like the docking\charging station , great battery life.
3/30/2006 4:07:27 PM
 
Nicolas Vuillermoz

member since: 3/28/2006
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
I like the lense on this camera but I can't set my aperture more than f/8 or my shutter speed more than 1/2000. I would like a better manual use too
3/28/2006 3:57:32 AM
 
Mac 

member since: 12/31/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
There *is* no better non-DSLR camera for the $350-400 price point. Period. Everything from manual focus to 12x optical zoom with image stabilization to white balance color nudging is here.

The fixed lens is equivalent to a 36 - 432mm zoom on a 35mm camera and has a constant F2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range. It's bigger brother, the FZ-30, can't boast that.

Take action shots with it; shoot up to 7 images at 2 frames per second.

Shoot hand-held and zoom in on the action with that image-stabilized built-in 432mm telephoto lens.

The macro powers of this camera let you get down to 1.9 inches from your subject, so you can see the really little details.

This unit sports an AF-illuminator, to help focus the image in near or total darkness.

The glass on this camera is some of the best. It's Leica's DC Vario-Elmarit lens, their top compact lens used on most of the LUMIX cameras. Not just any LUMIX, the FZ-20 is outfitted with Leica's extra-low dispersion (ED) glass, producing edge-to-edge image and color clarity.

3/23/2006 1:10:45 PM
 
Timothy J. Hoeflich
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member since: 3/12/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Very nice all in one camera with a geat zoom (12X) I couldn't afford a DSLR but this has a nice enough complament of features to keep me busy until I can.
3/12/2006 5:02:22 PM
 
Kathy Ortwine

member since: 3/3/2006
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I would prefer a smaller apature setting for depth of field photos. This model does not have threads close to the lense for a filter. Other than that I am very happy with the camera.
3/3/2006 10:31:41 AM
 
Peggy  Pepera

member since: 2/28/2006
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I LOVE THIS CAMERA. IT TAKES FABULOUS PHOTOS. IT ACTS LIKE AN SLR WITH ALL THE DIGITAL PERKS. THE ONLY THING I DONT LIKE IS THE STRAP IT CAME WITH.
2/28/2006 7:49:22 AM
 
Briana R. Lucero
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member since: 2/18/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
The only problem I have with my camera is when the battery gets low the focus is harder to maintain. Other wise it is my best friend. My camera has introduced me to a beautiful and very colorful world of photography.
2/18/2006 8:33:11 AM
 
Briana R. Lucero
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Rating: 4 out of 5
The only problem I have with my camera is when the battery gets low the focus is harder to maintain. Other wise it is my best friend. My camera has introduced me to a beautiful and very colorful world of photography.
2/18/2006 8:32:31 AM
 
Traci A. Vein

member since: 1/30/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Love the anti-shake feature! Medical problem deemed that necessary. I am still learning to use the other features and can't wait until I start using the different lenses!
2/12/2006 12:48:32 PM
 
Suzanne Ahlin

member since: 2/3/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I like the 12x optic zoom most about this camera
2/4/2006 10:25:54 AM
 
Suzanne Ahlin

member since: 2/3/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
What i like about this camera is the 12x zoom
2/4/2006 9:57:59 AM
 
Tami Jo Gramont
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member since: 1/24/2006
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Rating: 2 out of 5
It's a great camera to learn on. The lens selection isn't readily adaptable and there isn't a manufacturer telephoto lens. Only other brands which need adapters. I'm still learning and so far it's been fine. I'm not the best person to review this camera. I like the weight, the size, the zoom, the quick dial.
1/25/2006 7:34:27 AM
 
Drygalski Jakob

member since: 1/23/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
mega zoom
1/23/2006 10:55:50 PM
 
Kim S. Krantz  Hagen

member since: 1/12/2006
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
this is my second camera and i think itīs oki for me, but its only 5 mgp. to take pic without a tripod itīs not god, but very nice pic if you have everything redy before you shoot it.
1/12/2006 12:42:54 PM
 
Greg Ferens
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member since: 1/12/2006
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Amazing photo quality, easy to use and the zoom comes in very handy. Excellent buy!
1/12/2006 10:22:30 AM
 
Brian Hart
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member since: 1/6/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I love everthing about it except the amount of noise at higher ISO.
1/11/2006 6:02:55 PM
 
Deborah MAPLES
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I like the 12X zoom. I like the size and weight...very easy to use. I DON'T like the fact that when it is on the tripod I have to remove it to remove the memory disk. That is so annoying. After having used a Sony DSC S70 for quite some time this is a wonderful camera. I think I would really benefit from a SLR camera but I also know that I can become much better if I understand digital settings etc. I am looking forward to taking great pictures.
1/4/2006 5:50:04 PM
 
Simon Effendi
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member since: 3/23/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Excellent Leica Lens
12/22/2005 7:46:22 PM
 
Carol Carlson
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member since: 7/29/2004
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Rating: 3 out of 5
The zoom is amazing. A tripod would be suggested.
12/1/2005 5:58:44 PM
 
Randy Hodges
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member since: 11/23/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I've thoroughly enjoyed this camera. The only draw back is the lower the light, the poorer the quality pic.
11/23/2005 3:51:51 PM
 
Helena Ford

member since: 9/16/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I love this camera - I am still learning how to use it but the pictures I can take with it still blow me away.
11/17/2005 5:14:05 AM
 
Randolf John R. Fangonilo
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member since: 11/15/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
First of all, I like the image stabilization that comes with this camera. It comes handy with zoom photography (48x total). It gives me a lot of freedom with its manual controls, although it somewhat lacks depth control. The 48x zoom works fine. It also produces great images with low light conditions.
11/15/2005 9:07:54 AM
 
Di Slot

member since: 11/10/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I find I can do most things at this stage of my ability. It is giving me the opportunity to learn about digital photography as it has manual functions. It is giving me great results in the automatic option while I am still doubtful about my ability.
11/14/2005 5:53:52 AM
 
Di Slot

member since: 11/10/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I find I can do most things at this stage of my ability. It is giving me the opportunity to learn about digital photography as it has manual functions. It is giving me great results in the automatic option while I am still doubtful about my ability.
11/14/2005 5:52:37 AM
 
Nan Lloyd

member since: 11/12/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Excellent zoom. The image stabiliser is brilliant, I can take action shots at full zoom without a tripod. Photos look really good even at a4 size. Only drawback is a fair bit of noise on indoor photos. I mainly bought it for outdoor and action shots and it suits mne well.
11/12/2005 3:38:08 PM
 
Greg S. Abel
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member since: 9/20/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Takes excellent action shots, nice colors. needs more work in the AE department, sometimes it is hard to get a clear shot, as the OIS does not always focus correctly when zooming in.
11/7/2005 10:35:01 AM
 
Tina Amick

member since: 11/6/2005
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Rating: 3 out of 5
I do like my camera but I would change a couple of thing about it. One would be to have a higher ISO, it only has 80,100,200 and 400. I would have better night pictures with a higher ISO and the other would be a faster auto focus.
11/6/2005 12:02:28 PM
 
Agnes Ensbey

member since: 8/25/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I have no complaints about it. Its very user friendly, takes great images, saves having to lug heavy telephoto lenses around. Its an all-in-one package, suits my needs to a tee. I love it.
11/3/2005 12:23:19 PM
 
Eduard File

member since: 10/30/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
It is the best digital camera I ever had. It comes with 12 x optical zoom and image stabilizer. It is small and still very powerful. I would give most of the points to Leica lenses it uses.
10/30/2005 10:12:56 PM
 
Steve Albano

member since: 6/4/2004
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Rating: 5 out of 5
An awesome digicam. This is my knock around, backup camera. It's got a great lens with exceptional range and optical stabilizer.
10/28/2005 8:12:08 AM
 
Kelly M. Weeden

member since: 10/1/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
great cam
10/1/2005 1:59:06 PM
 
Tony B

member since: 9/23/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Great camera
9/23/2005 6:07:32 PM
 
Evelyn Sears
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member since: 7/12/2004
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Very good camera for making the transition from fully automatic point and shoot settings to fully manual settings. Color quality is very good, prints are good.
9/2/2005 7:42:56 AM
 
Thane H. Myers
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member since: 8/25/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
After about 5,000 photos taken with this camera, I feel that it rests close to the top of the list of my digital still cameras that I have owned (over 30). The out of camera images are sharp, well saturated, and cover a decent tonal range. I'm always looking to the next offerings of cameras, as they change all the time. I am not a fan of flash photography, unless I must use it, or want to, as for fill-flash, etc., so I'm expecially interested in "low-light" performance, and I wish this camera behaved better under low light conditions, at high ISO's.
8/25/2005 7:50:05 AM
 
Danny M. Ybanez

member since: 6/7/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I like the lumix due to it's versatility. it can shoot from ants to the moon with the same built-in lens.
8/8/2005 1:19:50 AM
 
Frank W. Childress
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Great camera.
8/7/2005 6:47:31 PM
 
Christine A. Stanton
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member since: 7/29/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Still getting to know it!
7/29/2005 10:12:51 AM
 
Yuri Persion
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member since: 7/18/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
String points: Excellent picture quality; ease of use; incredible zoom with image stabilization; manual focus Weak points: Digital noise; slight chromatic aberration on the full focus; heavier than desired.
7/18/2005 9:41:26 AM
 
Karen Summers

member since: 7/16/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Great camera with an awesome zoom. I am new to photography, and this camera will grow with me.
7/16/2005 3:41:32 PM
 
Therese O
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member since: 4/27/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I haven't had much of a chance to use it yet, but so far it has been great.
7/8/2005 5:22:19 PM
 
Leesa White
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member since: 3/22/2003
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Awesome Macro capabilities!!
7/3/2005 4:38:06 PM
 
Tom Gross
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member since: 1/16/2005
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Excellent camera and great lens. Focal lens range of 35mm to 432mm is outstanding. Wish it had RAW and less noise at higherISO and in low light.
6/30/2005 10:46:41 PM
 
Sean A. Wagoner

member since: 6/27/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
This was my first major camera purchase. It came recommended from many peole I spoke to. I enjoy taking pictures of flowers, the detail is amazing. This first entry was the only pictue I currently have that could be considered a scary vacation picture. lol I hope it is seen in the same humor as it was intended. I have many pictures I hope to share with those interested. I enjoy taking pictures in the Sepia setting. My great niece has been my most photogenic laborer. lol She is to cute and sleepy to mind the pictures I take.
6/27/2005 2:16:08 PM
 
Eli C
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member since: 6/19/2005
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
great zoom, nice antishake, not an SLR
6/19/2005 7:53:51 PM
 
Micheal T. Neal
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member since: 6/6/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
we just bought this camera 2 weeks ago so far we love it it takes very good action shots. ill give more info as time goes on
6/18/2005 9:54:26 AM
 
Micheal T. Neal
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member since: 6/6/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
we just bought this camera 2 weeks ago so far we love it it takes very good action shots. ill give more info as time goes on
6/18/2005 9:53:43 AM
 
Spike Dodds

member since: 6/8/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Firstly,I know this camera has a small sensor, Just use the 80asa and 100asa settings. I couldn't afford the nikon D-70 or the canon EOS-300d with all the lenzes they would require to equal the FZ-20. This camera is fantastic.Has anyone tried it with an external flash say a sunpak 3600 auto zoom thyristor? In 20 years of photography I have never been able to take 3 frames a second with a flash and then with a short pause to be able to repeat, the recycling time is incrediable.Unbelievable for such a reasonably priced camera.The thing even knows when you have plugged it in,extra options come up in the menu.Speed is important and this camera delivers for me at the moment.By the way, if you view the video from the computer to a tv with the video cards resolution set to 640x480 you will be reasonably satisfied, I am. Love the anti shake and the continuos auto focus. I cant wait till they bring it out with a bigger sensor and more pixels,(just dreaming). I spent months deciding on this my forth digital and then after getting it wondered why I was so aprehensive. Highly recomend.Cheers Panasonic.
6/9/2005 12:28:54 AM
 
Claudine Grove
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member since: 9/21/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Just got it and found it easy to use. I don't think it works as well as my previous one as far as sharpness goes. For some reason my images seem blurry and overexposed. Might be operator problems. I like the big zoom, that is why I got it.
6/8/2005 5:31:21 PM
 
Jean-Baptiste ODIN
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member since: 6/3/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Excellent for all except not enough buttons for manual photo settings
6/3/2005 5:36:39 AM
 
Steve Williams

member since: 6/25/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I like the long zoom and IS
5/30/2005 8:01:43 AM
 
Laura L. Fitzgerald

member since: 5/10/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Love it!!
5/10/2005 4:37:46 PM
 


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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I love this camera. I know it is not what the pros use, but for my uses (primarily family and sports photography) it works well and is easy for me to understand.
5/9/2005 1:55:17 AM
 
Leanne Wildermuth
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member since: 5/6/2005
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Still learning.
5/6/2005 7:10:45 PM
 
Marc Wiesner

member since: 4/28/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I've had my FZ20 for a few days, upgraded from a Kodak. I had more confidence with the Kodak's color (was also less noisy in my opinion) but I felt that the Panasonic's streingths (speed, manual controls) were worth the switch. I've been pleased being able to get so close to a subject and the time between shots in almost nothing compared to the Kodak.
4/29/2005 8:50:03 AM
 
Danna Lynn Cruzan
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member since: 3/17/2003
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I went from an Olympus 2.3mp to this and I love it... The pics are very clear and true to color. The only issue I have is macro shooting. I can't seem to get the hang of it.
4/26/2005 9:36:52 PM
 
Jonathan A. Glenn

member since: 4/24/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
so far I like the pictures, only had it a month, still figuring it out. Use autofocus mostly, haven't mastered the manual option
4/24/2005 9:35:59 AM
 
Martin Stern

member since: 11/17/2004
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Great prosumer camera. Image stabilization is remarkable. The small sensor means that any shutter speed above 100 is noisy
4/13/2005 2:45:52 PM
 
Shoaib hasnat

member since: 12/14/2002
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Pictures Are Very Sharp, detailed, Zomm is very powerful. I wish it had faster shuuter speed.
4/10/2005 10:51:46 AM
 
James M. Feldman

member since: 2/13/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
great cam, except in low light. EVF doesn't gain up, and goes black
4/7/2005 1:35:01 PM
 
David H. Jones

member since: 2/29/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
The FZ20 is a great alround camera. It had the portability of a large compact I don't need additional lenses beacuse of the 12X Optical Leica Lense, it has fast continuos shooting and it gives me the manual controls adding flexibility. The down side is the level of moise and so most of the time for serious shotts I send the pics through Neat Image.
4/2/2005 4:07:05 AM
 
James Manning

member since: 3/10/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
it has a beautiful 12x optical zoom leica lense, manual camera body design. solid feel. manual focusing. takes wonderful shots. only down fall is small sensor creates problems with high iso speeds for night shots, creates noise. but don't all digital cameras suffer at night time shooting.
3/31/2005 8:25:11 AM
 
Mike C. Curtis

member since: 3/9/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Personally, I think it's a awesome camera with a superb lens. 12x Optical zoom Leica lens with optical image stabilization. I have handheld a tack sharp picture at 1/10 second at focal lenght of 85mm (in 35mm equivalent). It's great with things that aren't moving, but is really limited in taking photos of moving objects because of mediocre AF which doesn't have predictive AF. One good thing about the focussing is it has a manual focus ring. Also, I wish it had a dedicated flash with TTL exposure for hotshoe. Noise is a bit high at ISO above 100. Speed wise, it can't be beat in the digicam arena. To come close, you have to step up to DSLR, which will cost over twice as much to get the camera and the same lens equivalent. It's a great camera if you understand its limitations and are willing to work around them.
3/9/2005 4:42:24 PM
 
Cees Schutt

member since: 3/1/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Great camera for that price en quality. An Leica zoomlens optical 12x(comparable 36-432 mm)with an apperture of 2.8 over the hole range.
3/1/2005 11:01:11 AM
 
RENEE BOATWRIGHT

member since: 2/27/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
GREAT CAMERA NO DISLIKES.
2/27/2005 8:39:29 PM
 
RENEE BOATWRIGHT

member since: 2/27/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
GREAT CAMERA NO DISLIKES.
2/27/2005 8:38:36 PM
 
RENEE BOATWRIGHT

member since: 2/27/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I THINK I CHOSE A GREAT CAMERA TO HAVE FOR THE NEXT YEARS OF MY LIFE. IT HAS ALOT OF FEATURES AND WILL KEEP ME BUSY FOR A WHILE TRYING TO LEARN ALL OF THEM. I HAVEN'T FOUND ANY DISLIKES ABOUT THE CAMERA YET, I'M JUST GLAD I CHOSE THIS ONE FOR THE MONEY I WAS WILLING TO SPEND I GOT A GREAT CAMERA.
2/27/2005 8:29:16 PM
 
Jack D. Farrell

member since: 2/12/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
A good, lower priced, alternative to a DSLR with stablized Leica lens system, 12x zoom, 5 megapixel CCD, and ability to manually adjust all settings. Resulting photos are crisp and color accurate; most pictures require no enhancement.
2/24/2005 8:52:39 AM
 
Alain Turgeon

member since: 2/18/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I really think that this camera is the best non dSLR camera available on the market right now. I bought it after several weeks of searching and comparating several cameras. OK, it is a non dSLR, but IMO, it is as close as you can get to dSLR with a wonderfull Leica zoom that dSLR can only offer at a very large price tag.
2/18/2005 7:37:50 PM
 
Jody Findlay

member since: 10/5/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Still learning.
2/17/2005 3:13:08 PM
 
John A. Gorney

member since: 2/11/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
love this cam, esp for action shots, the optical zoom is quite nice. going to upgrade and get a telephoto conversion lens for this cam
2/11/2005 6:38:11 PM
 
GRAEME MURRAY
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member since: 2/10/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THIS CAMERA AS MY FIRST DIGITAL CAMERA IT IS EASY TO USE HAS GREAT LEICA OPTICS ROBUST PANASONIC ELECTRONICS AND FEELS GOOD IN THE HAND. MY MAIN SUBJECTS WILL BE ANIMALS PLANTS AND LANDSCAPES.THE ONLY COMPLAINT I HAVE IS THE REFINEMENT OF THE VIEWFINDER.IN ITS PRICE RANGE IT IS NUMBER ONE.
2/10/2005 2:12:48 PM
 
GRAEME MURRAY
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member since: 2/10/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I AM NEW TO DIGITAL AND WANTED A CAMERA WHICH HAD FLEXABILITY WITH GOOD MANUAL FEATURES THE FZ20 HAS A GREAT LECA LENS WITH F2.8 THROUGH THE RANGE AND PANASONICS ROBUST ELECTRONICS IT REACTS WELL TO VARIOUS SITUATIONS AND MY RESULTS SO FAR ARE VERY PLEASING. IN THIS PRICE RANGE IT IS KING,I LIKE THE FEEL OF THE CAMERA, MY ONLY GRUMBLE IS THE VIEWFINDER WHICH COULD BE SLIGHTLY MORE DEFINED.
2/10/2005 1:44:10 PM
 

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Rating: 4 out of 5
so far great picture quality and zoom is awesome. printing is sharp and clear on this 5 mexapixels.most impressed with this camera great on speed of catching that special moment
2/8/2005 2:26:02 PM
 
Colette M. Metcalf
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member since: 4/29/2003
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Great camera!
2/7/2005 3:37:07 AM
 
Aidan M. Lambe

member since: 12/7/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Great Camera!
2/6/2005 12:46:45 AM
 
Michael J. Hart
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member since: 2/3/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
great camera in most situations, could be better in low light situations
2/3/2005 11:19:36 PM
 
Michael J. Hart
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member since: 2/3/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
great camera in most circumstances, but not very good in low light conditions
2/3/2005 11:08:47 PM
 
Julian M. Herzfeld

member since: 1/11/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I love my old Nikon F2 and have disappointed with the responsiveness of digital cameras in the past -- (I also own a Canon A20.)

I recieved the FZ-20 as a Christmas gift and couldn't be happier. I love the Leica optics and the control that the FZ-20 gives me.

About the only drawback I have seen so far is the so-so resolution of the View-finder and the display.

Fast shutter response and auto-focus...and the optics can't be beat for the price.

Overall -- a great little digital camera.

1/11/2005 12:20:41 PM
 
Balitaranto O. Dewo

member since: 1/6/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I have Nikon 100D, Canon 10D and Sony V1. But after I buy and use Panasonic Lumix FZ-20, this is my first digital camera that has analog/film feel result.
1/6/2005 10:16:37 PM
 
Gaurav Mehra

member since: 1/5/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Excellent camera...I love its 12x zoom power & the 5 Mega Pixel photo quality & it feels great in the hand, very sterdy model...still to explore the negative points of it.
1/5/2005 2:35:25 AM
 
Guy D. Biechele
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member since: 7/15/2000
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Good handling and image quality. Great 12X constant 2.8 aperture zoom lens. Image stabilization makes the telephoto range even more useful.
1/4/2005 9:28:34 PM
 
Nolan Evans

member since: 11/30/2004
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Rating: 5 out of 5
incredable. the mega ois is great. focusing is easy. multi-burst function is also great.
1/4/2005 2:03:08 PM
 
Jody Findlay

member since: 10/28/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
So far so Good.
12/21/2004 9:20:48 AM
 
Aidan M. Lambe

member since: 12/7/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I LOVE this camera! I did a lot of research and without carrying around different lenses with a SLR this is a really good choice. Great zoom, built well, superfast, 2.8 the entire focal length.

12/7/2004 6:49:03 PM
 
Jonathon Hernandez

member since: 11/1/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I love this camera. As an amateur photographer who loves to take wildlife pictures and pictures of my kids playing sports, I need a camera that is easy to use, and yet produces quality pictures. The 12x zoom LEICA DC Lens, which is equivalent to 36mm X 432mm is flat out amazing. The advanced MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stablizer) is awesome.
11/18/2004 4:03:23 AM
 
Danna Lynn Cruzan
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member since: 3/17/2003
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Just got this last night and WOW is all I can say. It has a 12 optical zoom and 5.0 mp. I need to learn how to use it but I've taken a few right out of the box.
11/16/2004 9:50:22 PM
 
Nina C. Fitzgerald

member since: 9/3/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I recently purchased this camera. I looked long and hard at my options, but I chose this model because of it's ability to take a wide range of different photos. I have not yet found any problems. I am very happy with my decision and this GREAT camera.
10/21/2004 9:02:26 PM
 
Donald B. Myers

member since: 12/30/2002
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
user friendly and produces great photos.
9/29/2004 1:38:05 PM
 
Paul Olden

member since: 9/13/2004
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The chief buying point for me is the tremendous zone range of this 5 megapixel camera. The optical zoom is 12X and the zone range is 2.8 throughout and features image stablizing capabilities.
9/27/2004 11:13:50 PM
 

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