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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
4.4 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20

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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20

PC Magazine
27 April 2006
  • 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.
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DP Review
18 October 2005
  • 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
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Steve's Digicams
8 October 2004
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 is a 5-megapixel digital camera with a high-quality Leica 12x optical zoom. The Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 12x zoom is equivalent to a 36 - 432mm zoom on a 35mm camera and has a constant F2.8 brightness throughout the entire zoom range. Panasonic's advanced MEGA O.I.S.
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Dc Resource
1 October 2004
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

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Good Gear Guide.au
22 October 2005
  • Summary: A great advanced camera that offers enthusiasts everything they could want.
  • Pros: Big zoom, comfortable control layout, great pictures
  • Cons: Nothing noticeable
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 10
10

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Digital Camera Magazine
12 June 2005
  • 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.
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Panasonic Lumix FZ20

PhotoReview
1 December 2004
  • 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]
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 - elegantní EVF se stablizací v podrobné recenzi

Fotografovani.cz
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.
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Tecnozoom
2 June 2006
  • 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)
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Test digitálního fotoaparátu Panasonic DMC-FZ20

fotoaparat.cz
4 January 2006
  • Summary: Fotoaparát Panasonic DMC-FZ20 s objektivem Leica se stabilizací obrazu a se světelností 2,8 v celém rozsahu 12x optického zoomu je další z řady fotoaparátů, který díky svým vlastnostem a zajímavému příslušenství rozhodně stojí za vaší pozornost. K testu nám fotoaparát DMC-FZ20 , telekonvertor 1,5x DMW-LTZ10, širokoúhlou předsádku 0,8x DMW-LWZ10 a blesk DMW-FL28 zapůjčila firma Panasonic .
  • Pros: rozsah zoomu 36 mm - 432 mm, kvalita ostření, výborné manuálního ostření, stabilizátor obrazu, dlouhá výdrž baterie, jednoduchost ovládání
  • Cons: provozní časy (zaostření, rychlost expozice), nižší rozlišení, šum již u ISO 200, průměrná ergonomie, vyšší cena příslušenství
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