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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 646 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and image quality. The usability and value for money also get good reviews, but views are divided on the flash. Some have doubts about the features.

portability, value for money, usability, image quality, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 - Phenomenal!


Huge advancements have been made in photography over the years. 150 years after the first color photograph was taken the concept has mostly been the same, however, with the present range of cameras appearing in the market, the trend seems to be...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 is priced at Rs. 27,990 and though it may seem a bit expensive, and a tad bit bulky this is one camera that should not be missed out on. With 3D capabilities, a phenomenal telephoto zoom, ease of usability and GPS functions...

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Panasonic Lumix TZ20 - A Handy All-in-One for Home & Travel


The Panasonic Lumix TZ20 is billed as great for traveling, and it's easy to see why from our test drive with it. 16x optical zoom, good image stabilization and easy shooting with iA mode in a compact body equates to a fun camera to have. Read on for...

Far-reaching 16x optical zoomExcellent image stabilization for long range shotsResponsible touchscreen controlsFun GPS feature

Image noise starts showing at ISO400

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 -


The DMC-TZ20 features a 24mm ultra wide-angle 16x optical zoom LEICA DC lens, including Nano Surface Coating technology which dramatically reduces ghost and flare. The 16x optical zoom is also available in movie recording.

Far-reaching 16x optical zoom; Excellent image stabilization for long range shots; Responsible touchscreen controls; Fun GPS feature

Image noise starts showing at ISO400



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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ20 digital camera


We've found Panasonic's LUMIX Travel Zoom range of cameras to be a little hit and miss over the last few years, but with the LUMIX DMC-TZ20, the compa...

Mostly clear and vibrant image quality, good performance at maximum zoom, good video functionality, GPS, touchscreen operation for focusing

Messy high ISO performance, lens barrelling at wide angles, screen hard to view in bright conditions

There is a lot to like about the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ20. It can produce clear and vibrant images, has a great zoom range, and it's absolutely feature-packed! It can shoot HD video, has geo-tagging, can shoot slow motion video, and it can take 3D...

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Panasonic Lumix TZ20 review


Panasonic pioneered the travel zoom and its 14-megapixel Lumix DMC-TZ20 pocket camera, in replacing the TZ10, shoehorns in its largest to date with a 16x variety. This provides a very flexible focal range equivalent to a wideangle 24mm to 384mm in 35mm...

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Panasonic TZ20 review


With its 24-384mm focal range, is this the ultimate travel compact?

Incredible focal range ; The touchscreen is brilliant in layback and Touch AF mode ; More manual control

Lack of raw cature ; Touchscreen seemed rather ointless for zooming or ressing shutter in cature mode

And with the Panasonic TZ20 best price hovering just below the £300 mark on the UK high street, there's a lot of value for money to be had here.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 review


The Panasonic DMC-TZ20 offers a host of features: a 16x optical zoom, 1080i movie, built-in GPS, a 3-inch touchscreen LCD and even a 3D mode. But just how well does this update of the successful TZ10 perform?

GPS, HD movie, extensive zoom range, impressive burst mode

Price, some image quality issues, 3D mode not ideal for all scenarios

The Lumix TZ20 offers lots in one package: 16x optical zoom (24-384mm), GPS, 10fps burst mode and 1080i HD movie capture are all top specs. However the image quality isn’t perfect and the price may leave something to be desired. A great, versatile...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20


Panasonic ups the optical zoom ante with the 16x Lumix DMC-TZ20, which also features Full HD video, stereo sound, HDMI output, GPS and 3D modes.

16x zoom lens (24 - 384mm) ; inbuilt GPS ; 3D shooting mode ; Touch screen ; Good image quality

Expensive ; Touchscreen can be fiddly ; Capture/Playback switch can get in the way

, to achieve its stereoscopic effect. Rather, in 3D mode the camera composites an image using a sequence of up to 20 individual frames. With 3D mode selected, the user simply presses the shutter release as normal and pans with the camera in the...


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 review


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 camera can produce clear and vibrant images, has a great zoom range, and it's absolutely feature-packed. Updated, 6 June 2011

We found a lot to like in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20, in particular the choice of AVCHD and Mpeg4 video capture modes. It's a decent, feature-laden camera, even without extras such as the intriguing 3D option. We were pleased to find Panasonic hasn't...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 review


The TZ20 is the most feature-packed compact camera we've ever seen. There's a 16x zoom lens with highly effective optical stabilisation. 1080p video is recorded in AVCHD format, while an HDMI port streams it to HDTVs. A GPS radio tags both photos and...

A fantastic collection of features, but it's spoiled by serious noise problems from the excessively high-resolution sensor.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:Live MOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.33''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes