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Panasonic DMC-FZ20EG-S

We have collected and analyzed 42 expert reviews and 843 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 83/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is Dec 16, 2005. We have compared these reviews to 1148162 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 86/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMC-FZ20EG-S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Panasonic DMC-FZ20EG-S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the battery and price. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder.

zoom, usability, image quality, price, battery

viewfinder

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital CameraPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMC-FZ20EG-S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 user reviews of Panasonic DMC-FZ20EG-S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the image quality and portability are generally positive. The zoom and performance also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the control panel, and there are some mixed views about the viewfinder.

usability, performance, zoom, portability, image quality

control panel

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20K 5MP Digital Camera with 12x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom (Black)Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20K 5MP Digital Camera with 12x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Wu (engadget.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 review

 

DPReview takes a look at the 5 megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 (a replacement of the FZ10), with it's 12x optical super-zoom, improved image-stabilization system, and Panasonic's proprietary Venus II system, which is equivalent to shooting up to 4...

Nov, 2004

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Ben Z. Gottesman (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20

 

Megapixels: 5, Included Memory Amount: 16 MB, Included Memory: Media Card, Media Format: Secure Digital, Type: Supe...

Leica 12X optical zoom lens with constant f/2.8 aperture and image stabilization. Very comfortable, SLR-like feel. Powerful feature set. Lots of control over exposure.

Large and heavy for a superzoom. Poor video mode.

The 5MP Panasonic DMC-FZ20 isn't perfect, but if we could only take one camera with us on vacation, this would be high on our list. With its impressive lens and other capabilities, there are few scenes it couldn't handle with aplomb.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Panasonic DMC-FZ20

 

Sitting at the top of Panasonic's deservedly popular super zoom range, the FZ20 gets as close to the handling, versatility and quality of a digital SLR as any compact yet; offering superb, responsive handling, masses of control, a stunning 12x F2.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Review

 

Announced at the end of July 2004, the DMC-FZ20 is the flagship model of the third generation of 'super zoom' cameras from electronics giant Panasonic, and is a direct replacement for the FZ10. Like its predecessors (and the simultaneously announced...

Very high resolution and detail capture throughout the zoom range Sharp results Good, natural color Superb 12x optical zoom Very effective image stabilization Excellent handling - more compact than a DSLR but very stable Comprehensive range of controls...

Visible noise at ISOs above 100 Very occasional exposure problems Focus at extreme telephoto sometimes hunts, occasionally misses Low resolution movie mode Some red fringing at 12x/wide apertures (rarely seen in prints) Mode dial too easy to knock in...

Sitting at the top of Panasonic's deservedly popular super zoom range, the FZ20 gets as close to the handling, versatility and quality of a digital SLR as any compact yet; offering superb, responsive handling, masses of control, a stunning 12x F2.8...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20

 

Physical Views The DMC-FZ20 compared in size to a standard CD disc. The 2004 Lumix 12x Super-Zoom Family The Lumix DMC-FZ15 is physically identical to the FZ20 but lacks the flash hot shoe, audio recording and has a lower resolution 4-megapixel imager,...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Dave Etchells (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

Panasonic's been a player in the digicam market for the last couple of years, but until now, we've not managed to get hands on any of their cameras to test. Our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 review has been in much demand, with enthusiastic readers writing...

Test Results In keeping with my standard test policy, the comments given here summarize only my key findings. For a full commentary on each of the test images, see the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 sample pictures page

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

One of the bestultra zoom cameras in the last year was the PanasonicLumix DMC-FZ10. It featured an F2.8, 12X opticalzoom with image stabilization, a 4 Megapixel CCD,manual controls, a hot shoe, and more.

Very good photo quality (though a bit noisy), F2.8, 12X optical zoom lens, Image stabilization system, Very little purple fringing; unusual for an ultra zoom camera, Full manual controls including ability to fine-tune white balance, AF-assist lamp,...

Above average noise levels, redeye, and barrel distortion, LCD and EVF don't "gain up" in low light, Can't remove memory card while camera is on tripod, EVF resolution isn't so hot compared to other cameras these days, A VGA movie mode would've been...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

A great advanced camera that offers enthusiasts everything they could want.

Big zoom, comfortable control layout, great pictures

Nothing noticeable

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Eamon Hickey (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20

 

If you love supertelephoto photography, this Panasonic looks like the camera to beat.

A remarkable 12X, f/2.8 zoom lens ; Excellent optical image stabilisation ; Solid manual focus ; Generally speedy performance

Mediocre handling ; Inefficient exposure compensation/exposure setting logic

Nov, 2004

TIPA Award!

Expert review by : TIPA (tipa.com)

Best D-Superzoom Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 incorporates an impressive 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 36-432mm on a 35mm film camera) with a fast, f/2.8 aperture right through the range. The combination of three aspherical lenses and one ED lens generates high...

Apr, 2005

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Li-Ion
Power Requirements:110 - 240V / 110-240V

Camera

Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia
Playback zoom:16
Playback zoom (max):16
Scene modes:beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, party (indoor), Portrait, Sports
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight

Design

Color of product:Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2

Flash

Flash modes:auto, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:continuous auto focus
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Combined zoom:4
Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.236 - 2.83
Optical Zoom:12

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.42 - 17
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera CCD sensor:5.36M 5.36M
Camera shutter speed:8 - 1/2000 / 8-1/2000
Data compression:JPEG / DPOF / QuickTime Motion JPEG
Digital SLR: No
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.42 - 17
Interface:USB
Lens system:LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 13 / 8
Metering:1 point/3 points/9 points/Spot
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:SD Viewe for DSC, ArcSoft PhotoBase, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, USB Driver\n

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image sensor size:1/2.5
Maximum image resolution:2560 x 1920
Megapixel:5
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:DC Input, A/V Output (NTSC/PAL), USB\n
PictBridge: Yes

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080 / 320 x 240
Motion JPEG frame rate:10
Video Frame Rate:10
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.17
Height:3.43
Weight:18.3 / 19.6
Width:5.04