Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
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3 March 2006
Conclusion: 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 lens and very high resolution results that produce beautiful prints.
Pros: 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, Very fast operation, Well designed menu system, Nice handling and control layout, Easy to use, Excellent screen, Usable EVF, Autofocus illuminator, Powerful flash, Good battery life, Good value for money, Program...
Cons: 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 use, changing modes, Images can look a little soft viewed at 100% - sharpen up well though
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: 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.
Cons: Large and heavy for a superzoom. Poor video mode.
Excerpt: 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, it sells for $499. If you're on a budget then check out the smaller and lighter Lumix DMC-FZ3 , it also features a 12x stabilized Leica lens and is coupled with a 3-megapixel imager and sells for about $399.
Excerpt: One of the best
ultra zoom cameras in the last year was the Panasonic
Lumix DMC-FZ10. It featured an F2.8, 12X optical
zoom with image stabilization, a 4 Megapixel CCD,
manual controls, a hot shoe, and more.
Pros: 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, Robust performance, Manual focus ring, Supports conversion lenses, external flash, and remote shutter release, Larger-than-average LCD display, Lens hood/filter adapter included, Histograms in record and playback mode
Cons: 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 nice, Skimpy memory card included
Summary: The DMC-FZ20 succeeds in making a reasonably priced, super-zoom camera feel like something special. The magnificent optical system, coupled with its sheer ease of use, will win it plenty of fans, despite drawbacks with auto-focus, the electronic viewfinder and noise at high ISO settings. A great little camera. I am a seasoned Pro, shooting more than 2,000 shots per week. None of my film cameras would have held up to the demands I place on these cameras.
Summary: Test shots showed excellent edge-to-edge image sharpness, clearly defined areas of colour and no detectable chromatic aberration, although some blooming was detected in contrasty shots and night shots at ISO 400 had visible image noise. . .
Pros: 'Mega OIS' optical image stabilisation, Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 6-72mm 12x zoom lens, Excellent menu system and instruction manual
Cons: Untethered lens cap, Easy to reset the mode dial inadvertently, Some blooming found in contrasty shots. [BG05]
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 - elegantní EVF se stablizací v podrobné recenzi
3 February 2013
Excerpt: Elektronická zrcadlovka s 12 násobným optickým přiblížením, stabilizací obrazu a pěti megapixelovým rozlišením. Tak by mohla znít stručná definice tohoto modelu od společnosti Panasonic, který jsme meli možnost podrobit redakčnímu testu. Jde o jeden často diskutovaný model, kterému jsme se podrobně podívali na zoubek.
Summary: Auf einen Blick
. Hersteller: Panasonic
. Modell: Lumix DMC-FZ20EG-K
. Megapixel: 5
. Effektive Pixel: 2560 x 1920
. Zoom optisch: 12 x
. Zoom digital: 4 x
. Brennweite: 36?432 mm
. LCD-Größe: 2″ TFT-Display
. Speichermedium: SD-Karte
. Außenmaße: 135 x 87,2 x 106,2 mm
. Gewicht: 555 g
Preis und Kontakt
749 Euro (UVP)
Trotz großer Abmessungen ist das Handling der Kamera sehr gut.
Excerpt: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 è, secondo noi una fotocamera perfetta. Panasonic è riuscita a combinare un eccellente livello di funzionalità ad una semplicità di uso veramente imbarazzante. Ciononostante il prodotto ha tante altre qualità nascoste da scoprire gradualmente, cio’ che rimane immutata è la qualità dei risultati, ovvero immagini degne della sua ottica Leica e 5 megapixel di risoluzione. La Panasonic è riuscita a sfoderare un prodotto veramente eccezionale.
Pros: Corpo ottico, Zoom, Modalita’ automatica, manuale
Cons: Tempi di avvio (3”), Risoluzione immagini ad ISO400, Uso di batterie proprietarie (potevano essere scelte batterie AA o AAA)