Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
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Great pictures from an older quality camera
8 June 2013
Summary: I bought the camera knowing that it was some what old, but it had some features that appealed to me. First, it had Leica lens which were known for their quality and a type of sensor that was highly rated. Finally, it held 2.8 ff lens aperture through all zoom ranges. I felt that even with a meager five point megapixels and a limited eighty to four hundred ISO, it would take wonderful pictures.
Summary: The camera is one of the best I've owned! I love the zoom on it! Even if you happen to get into the digital zoom, it still takes awesome pictures!! The only thing, now that I've had it a while, the battery doesn't seem to want to last as long, once its charged. Other than that, I still love it!
Summary: This camera is now several years old, and so to give it an "excellent" would be inappropriate -- time has passed its features by. However, one can hardly find a less expensive way to obtain a lens of the quality that is here. There used to be a series of ads in the 1950s for a camera which shall go unmentioned, "The lens alone is worth the price." This is precisely why I bought this camera on eBay, and I have not been disappointed.
Summary: This is a great lens attached to a good camera. Don't let the 5 meg stop you from buying one of these unless you plan on making really BIG prints, anything up to 8x10 will come out just fine. The lens is one of the best at a constant aperture of 2.8 throughout the zoom range and at 12x zoom you can really get close to your subject. This is a good camera that can be had at a decent price.
Summary: You forgot to mention about the "CHARGER",therefore I bought new one -before the kit reached me -to test it when ever it srrives. Be careful to write FULL details.By the way I am very satisfied with the product. Happy new year.
Summary: At 5 megapixels this camera is somewhat outdated, yet with owning newer and supposedly better cameras I still grab this one most often. The lens is stunning, fast and clear with an amazing zoom ratio. I got this camera when I was fascinated with photographing ducks. The 430mm equivalent zoom is perfect for bird photography. Compared to an SLR with equivalent length of zoom it's so light and easy to handle.
Summary: I have owned this camera for about a year, and the FZ15 for another year before that. I have taken thousands of pictures with them, so I can give you a good assessment of what you should expect. Since I've sold these, I upgraded to a Rebel XT, so I can also tell you how they compare. Interesting thing about the model is that, for various reasons, it has a very very loyal and almost cult-like following who make this camera sound like it's made by God himself.
Summary: I, like others who have reviwed this little (by SLR standards) gem, have been exhausted by carrying around a 35mm SLR with the lenses I needed for my photogaphy. This incuded a 400mm f 5.6 monster and a host of accessories. When I first read of the FZ20 I was concerned by the 5mp resolution but everything else seemed like just what I needed. I have been using it for about a month with excellent results.
Summary: Okay, suddenly finding myself sliding over the "old-guy" milestone, I don't really use expressions like "Rocking" or "Rocks" and so on. But I gotta' say that this camera is everything and then some for a digital hobbyist with pretensions to artistry such as myself. I have owned several $50-100.00 digicams in the vga-to-1.5 mp range; and also an Olympus C-211 2mp, Fujifilm F-2400Zoom, and another fuji 2mp digital camera.
Summary: I love this camera. I have bought and returned several other cameras, $900 cameras, and they were no where as good as this one. It is easy to hold, easy to understand, the pictures are great and the shooting is fast. I love the big zoom, one of the best of any camera out there, without buying your own extra lens. I did buy the 512mb card and an extra battery as recommended which I also now recommend. I only gave it 4 stars because you must leave room for improvement...