Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
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No long exposure capability
Stanley C. Pierce "Stan", Amazon
29 December 2007
Summary: I've had this camera for a few years now and love it, BUT I have discovered that I cannot do long exposures needed for most night photography. The maximum built-in exposure time is 8 seconds, far too little for most night photography. It's a great camera if you don't want to do time exposures but a big disappointment if you do.
great for bright environment pictures, nice zoom, but...
Adam B. Gunn "adam", Amazon
6 February 2007
Summary: I got this camera in the hopes it would perform like an SLR, but it falls short in some areas...well, one big area.. lower light environments! It's really good at taking daylight images, and the 12x zoom is really awesome, but when you get into anything other than bright daylight, you get "noise" in the image.. which might not bother everyone, but it does me. Night time shooting performance is just plain bad imo..
Summary: First of all, let me state that I am not a professional photographer by any stretch of the imagination. I am a digital enthusiast, and I bought this camera right after it came out. I like the fact that it has tremendous zoom capabilities. 36-432mm in 35mm speak. What is really nice is that it is F2.8 throughout the entire focal length. That's a fast lens. Panasonic has not duplicated this in subsequent iterations of this camera.
Summary: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20K 5MP Digital Camera with 12x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom (Black) IS NOT ONE OF THE EASIEST CAMERA TO OPERATE. FIRST YOU FIND THAT THE UBS LINKS ARE ARE NOT UNIVERSAL FOR THE CAMERA ITSELF AND YOU MUST USE THEIR EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS THEIR PHOTO SHOP, IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO TRANSFER THE PHOTOS ON LINE, PANASONIC SHOULD IS NOT A MAJOR CAMERA MAKER, SO WHY EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE MARKET.
Summary: The FZ20K 5mp camera has many impressive features and a excellent Leica lens but I too purchased a Panasonic LC33 camera a little over 1 year ago and are experiencing problems turning the camera on. It happens if the camera shuts down during taking pictures or videos due to low battery. After replacing the batteries the camera will not turn on. Sofar I managed to get it going again after 4 or 5 new batteries - all of a sudden it comes to life.
Summary: Hi! The camera is very good. Great color and exceptional lense are features that make it a very good value. That was my initial reaction. Since it has been almost a year now I have to say I am very disapointed in Panasonics poor service after purchase. Even attempting to get help on the official site is frusterating. Matter of fact it is the poorest I have encountered anywhere.
Summary: I have had this camera for about a month now and have been able to try it in many situations. First of all from a feature standpoint this is a great camera. The only other cameras I've owned that I can compare it to are a Canon G2 and Olympus C750 and I think the FZ20 has the best features and is easiest to use. The main thing to know if you're considering this camera however is it is noisy.
Summary: I had one of these on loan from another source prior to buying from Amazon. The lens is an alluring piece of kit. Sharp, distortion free Leica 36-360mm with a constant and fast aperture throught its range. Add to this the excellent image stabilisation system and you have a real gem. Unfortunately the camara itself, whilst being fairly respectable, fails to live up this high standard.
Summary: Hola a todos/as Después de vivir con ésta cámara más de un año y a punto de reemplazarla por una reflex os dejo con algunos consejos sobre ésta maravillosa cámara; 1. Comprad una segunda batería; mejor dos adicionales. 2. Tarjeta de memoria de 1 GB y sacad fotos en JPG y a máxima resolución, si sacáis en formato TIF no podréis disparar en modo ráfaga! 3.Os recomiendo el flash externo Metz 36 C-2; exelente relación precio calidad. Permite ráfaga de 3 disparos en JPG máx.