Reviews and Problems with Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS20
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Camera prone to lens problems
2 December 2013
Summary: Lens stopped operating within a year and this is the second Lumix camera in my family with the exact same problem. I have read and heard about many others running into the exact same problem, and hence buyer beware. I am spending almost $100 per camera to repair the two that our family owns.
Summary: At first, I loved this camera, it took great shots. It had all of the features I was looking for. I used the camera on a Caribbean cruise and it worked perfectly. The next time I tried to use the camera, the inside of the camera looked like broken glass.
Summary: I got this camera for Christmas and loved it for the 5 months that it worked. Now there is a dark spot on every single picture. It's on the middle left so it is not an area that you could easily edit out.
Summary: Panasonic has a quality issue with these cameras. I ordered one after seeing a good overall review score. I had hoped to get a good unit. The first unit came and no matter what I did I could not get a nice clear picture. I tried all kinds of settings as suggested in different reviews here.
Summary: they do not warranty the camera the repair centers are not local and they charge so much that you lose the $200 paid for the camera Used to like Panasonic, was in love having a 'reasonably priced' Leika lens, but it was a fiasco
Summary: This is my second Lumix after having Canons. I had a ZS3 with 12X optical zoom. I absolutely loved that camera (a friend dropped it). I took a picture once on full zoom out of a plane window of a ship in the water below at least 2 miles away. It was just a speck in the distance.
Summary: The camera offers high quality pictures and the zoom is amazing. The problem is, after a few months it starts generating spots on the pictures. I wonder if that is because of the 20x zoom, as the manufacturer no longer offers models with that much optical zoom...