Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 16.1 MP Digital Bridge Camera in Black £99.95 @ Jessops
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 16.1 MP Digital Bridge Camera in Black £99.95 @ Jessops

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Found 27th Nov 2012
Cheapest i can find by around £10

16.1 megapixels
Sensor type: CCD
Optical zoom: 21x
HD video: HD 720p

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 is an easy-to-use Bridge style camera featuring a massive 21x wide-angle optical zoom lens, a high resolution 3-inch 460K-dot LCD, Optical Image Stabilizer, HD movies with Panorama Shot function.

21x zoom lens
The Lumix DMC-LZ20 incorporates a 25-525mm zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent). The Extra Optical Zoom function that extends zoom power to 48.5x (at 3-megapixel resolution) by using the center part of the 16-megapixel high resolution CCD to bring subjects even closer. Not only drawing near the subject distant away with its powerful optical zoom, the 25mm ultra wide angle lens captures approx.196% wider angle of view compared with a standard 35mm camera. It is helpful for shooting dynamic landscape or indoor group portrait.

Image Stabilizer
The Optical Image Stabilizer compensates for blurring caused by hand-shake without deterioration of image quality. Thanks to the function, you can capture clear images with less blur even when using high zoom. It also lets you shoot in dimly lit rooms or evening illumination without losing the mood. Macro shots, which is especially susceptible to hand-shake, can also be captured with less blurring.

Easy to use operation
The Lumix DMC-LZ20 incorporates iA mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of miss-shots. It is a comprehensive integration of Optical Image Stabilizer, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent Exposure and AF Tracking. In iA mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose shots, aim and shoot.

Manual Control
The LZ20 provides easy-to-use manual controls. You can set the aperture to control the depth of field, and adjust the shutter speed to freeze moving subjects or create a motion blur that exaggerates the feeling of movement. The DMC-LZ20 features stable, comfortable grip and mode dial, which allows you to intuitively change between recording modes. The 3.0-inch large 460K-dot LCD assures high visibility in any lighting circumstances, which is excellent for both shooting and playing back images.

Movies
The Lumix LZ20 can record motion pictures in high-definition (1,280 x 720 pixels in Motion JPEG format). The Panorama Shot in the Scene Mode makes it possible to shoot panoramic photos by overlaying consequently shot images.
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Hi Guys, what do you look for in a camera? apart from the pixels - want to buy my Mrs one for her photography course.
frodo1981

Hi Guys, what do you look for in a camera? apart from the pixels - want … Hi Guys, what do you look for in a camera? apart from the pixels - want to buy my Mrs one for her photography course.



Check out cameras.co.uk/
frodo1981

Hi Guys, what do you look for in a camera? apart from the pixels - want … Hi Guys, what do you look for in a camera? apart from the pixels - want to buy my Mrs one for her photography course.



I would highly recommend a Canon 600D. It will cost you around £500 but it's worth every penny.

For a point-and-shoot camera, the TZ20 is just perfect, especially at this price. If you have a bit more to spend, I'd recommend the new TZ30.

Everyone: please refrain from starting the Canon-Nikon war, I'm not interested :-)
refaey

I would highly recommend a Canon 600D. It will cost you around £500 but … I would highly recommend a Canon 600D. It will cost you around £500 but it's worth every penny.For a point-and-shoot camera, the TZ20 is just perfect, especially at this price. If you have a bit more to spend, I'd recommend the new TZ30.Everyone: please refrain from starting the Canon-Nikon war, I'm not interested :-)



All sound advice, however 600D isn't quite the same price point! If you're "going there" with decent Canon's I would spend a fraction more and get the 650D.

This seems to be a decent camera in it's respective field though, so have some heat!

I had one of these it broke just after warranty replaced it with this much better and cheaper
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refaey

[quote=frodo1981]Everyone: please refrain from starting the Canon-Nikon … [quote=frodo1981]Everyone: please refrain from starting the Canon-Nikon war, I'm not interested :-)



Then why prompt it seeing as this is for a Panasonic?!?!
refaey

I would highly recommend a Canon 600D. It will cost you around £500 but … I would highly recommend a Canon 600D. It will cost you around £500 but it's worth every penny.For a point-and-shoot camera, the TZ20 is just perfect, especially at this price. If you have a bit more to spend, I'd recommend the new TZ30.Everyone: please refrain from starting the Canon-Nikon war, I'm not interested :-)



This is not a TZ series - a different animal
I guess these are a budget bridge model below the FZ range.
i have this camera - and for the price - its an excellent choice. Its no SLR - but then its not pretending to be - and the quality of the shots beat any compact i've ever used.
frodo1981

Hi Guys, what do you look for in a camera? apart from the pixels - want … Hi Guys, what do you look for in a camera? apart from the pixels - want to buy my Mrs one for her photography course.



I would suggest Nikon D5100. the price have fallen very rapidly for this camera. With a little bit of maths you can get this for as low 349 (After cashback from Nikon). Its an excellent Entry level DSLR. Trust me your Missus wouldnt be disappointed. I and 3 of my other friends all own this magnificient camera.
raj77lon

I would suggest Nikon D5100. the price have fallen very rapidly for this … I would suggest Nikon D5100. the price have fallen very rapidly for this camera. With a little bit of maths you can get this for as low 349 (After cashback from Nikon). Its an excellent Entry level DSLR. Trust me your Missus wouldnt be disappointed. I and 3 of my other friends all own this magnificient camera.



I heard the Canon is better (_;)
Canon 650D > Nikon D5100

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Bought the D5100 for my wife 6 months ago & she's delighted with it. From what I've read recently the D3100 is also worth considering, & no doubt the aforementioned Canons too. I guess you have to start with a budget & see where it takes you, but I guarantee you will get several different "perfect" recommendations here.
looking for advise from experts.. I am a noob, in the market for a shoestring budget.... but wanted to upgrade from point and shoot..
which one to choose.. this panny or agfa selecta 14 for 50 @ ebuyer or the sammy for 94 in argos as mentioned above
Nearly bought this last year but went for a Fuji S2000 instead - bad mistake! Panasonic is far better is all aspects but we live and learn!
hahv

looking for advise from experts.. I am a noob, in the market for a … looking for advise from experts.. I am a noob, in the market for a shoestring budget.... but wanted to upgrade from point and shoot..which one to choose.. this panny or agfa selecta 14 for 50 @ ebuyer or the sammy for 94 in argos as mentioned above




Panny every time: head and shoulders above those two brands.
Cobman

I had one of these it broke just after warranty replaced it with this … I had one of these it broke just after warranty replaced it with this much better and cheaperhttp://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5598548.htm



A Samsung? Are they as good as Panasonic in cameras?
Is this camera waterproof? I was looking for one for the pool and this looks ideal.
is this better than nikon l810 please?
scoob65

A Samsung? Are they as good as Panasonic in cameras?



Absolutely not.
simpleton

Is this camera waterproof? I was looking for one for the pool and this … Is this camera waterproof? I was looking for one for the pool and this looks ideal.




oO
Thanks
Is this better than the Samsung WB100?
Thanks in advance!
I got this for son for Christmas. It's great for the price and I'd recommend over the Samsung (I looked at both and I've owned both brands in the past). It's clearly a budget Panasonic though. I've had compact Panasonics which seem to have been smother operating the zoom, for example. But spec is good and although I've not had a chance to test much, picture quality looks good and it's very easy to use. Seemingly knowledgeable salesman in Jessops said he thought it was probably the best overall budget bridge camera at the moment (and I was willing to spend a bit more).

Looking for a camera for my grandson. This looks good. Thanks OP.
Love panny camera's, this is a good un
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