Panasonic Lumix LZ20 Black Camera (16 MP, 21x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD Only £79.95 @Amazon
881°Expired

Panasonic Lumix LZ20 Black Camera (16 MP, 21x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD Only £79.95 @Amazon

75
Found 6th Jun 2013
Its dropped in price again! Stunning price for the spec and some great reviews Available in red or black

Lowest ever price according to camelcamelcamel

Product Description
Photo Quality

High-Quality Pictures with 16-megapixel CCD

Panasonic's high resolution 16.1 megapixel imaging chip provides high quality pictures with the flexibility to print out large sized photographs or crop into parts of the image while still retaining a good pixel count.

Super Zoom 21x Optical Zoom Lens

One of the benefits of a bridge camera is the wide choice of focal range on offer in a lens that is built-in to the camera. With a focal range of 25-525mm equivalent, that means a zoom magnification of 21 times. So when you need to get close to the subject, but the subject can't come close to you, the LZ20 is perfect.

48.5x EX Optical Zoom

With such a high resolution sensor on board the LZ20 it is possible to offer an extended zoom range by cropping in to the centre part. When using less than a 3 megapixels area of the image it is possible to shoot at a 48.5x zoom.

25mm (Equivalent) Wide-angle Lens

Of course sometimes you want to photograph wide vistas or just fit a large group of people into the shot. This is where the 25mm equivalent wide angle lens on board this camera comes into its own. Its wide angle of view allows more of your subject into the photograph, which is great for those times when you can't step back far enough to fit it all in.

Optical Image Stabilisation

Image stabilisation is essential when taking high zoom pictures without the use of a tripod. Optical stabilisation is the best method as it counteracts the blur that normally occurs by hand holding the camera. With O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilisation), pictures are sharp and blur free even when the shooting conditions are tricky.

HD Video With Motion Jpeg

Sometimes a still picture just doesn't tell the whole story, so it's great to have High Definition video recording available on board your camera. Recording at 1280 x 720 resolution means your video recordings look great when watched on a HD TV or Computer.

Functionality & Ease of Use

High Resolution 3.0 Inch LCD With High Brightness Mode

A high resolution (460,000 pixels) Liquid Crystal Display is offered with a 3.0 inch viewing area that works well in bright light due to the Auto Brightness sensor that automatically increases brightness by up to 40% when in sunny conditions.

iA (Intelligent Auto) Shooting Mode

The art of taking interesting photographs is to have a camera that is ready to shoot when the moment arises. iA mode is a feature of all Lumix models and it lets you take the picture without you having to worry about what settings to use. The camera intelligently works out the type of scene that you are trying to capture. Whether it is a picture of a person's face (using Auto Portrait mode), a dramatic landscape (using Auto Landscape mode), a close up of a beautiful flower (using Auto Macro mode) or a group of friends (using Auto Face Detection & Recognition). All the most commonly used shooting scenarios are programmed in to the camera and the camera makes all the internal settings automatically, leaving you to just press the button.

Manual Exposure Control


Dedicated exposure button for getting creative with the shutter speed setting
Digital cameras with any form of manual control normally come at the top-end of the range. The LZ20 however, offers a dedicated exposure button for getting creative with the shutter speed setting.

Program & Full Manual Options Via Mode Dial


The top mode dial offers more manual options
There are just some shooting situations where "Automatic" mode is not flexible enough. As you grow in confidence using the camera you will want to stretch the capabilities of the camera more and more. This is where the mode dial on the top side of the LZ20 easily allows you access to the flexible creative modes "Program" and "Manual". Program is a semi-automatic mode that lets the camera initially make the appropriate settings but lets you over ride them. Manual mode is exactly what it suggests, a mode that give you full control over shutter and aperture.

180 Degree Panorama Shooting Mode


New for 2012 is the Panorama shooting mode
New for 2012 is the Panorama mode. Just select it in the scene menu and position yourself to take a wide 180 degree Panoramic photo. By holding down the shutter button while slowly swivelling your hips or turning around, a beautiful panoramic image can be made. The camera takes pictures consecutively while you turn. When the shooting ends, consecutively shot images are joined together to produce a single panoramic picture.

Multiple Scene Setting Auto Shooting Modes

Up to 18 pre-programmed scene modes can be offered (number varies depending on model) giving you the choice of a wide range of shooting scenarios. Just select the one that best describes the scene you are taking, and the camera makes the best settings automatically.

AA Battery Powered for Convenience

The LZ20 offers the added convenience of running on the widely available "AA" sized batteries. Either rechargeable Ni-MH or regular Alkaline batteries can be used. Despite being able to take up to 380 images* on one set of batteries, if you do run out of power, you are never far away from a replacement set. *Recording conditions by CIPA standard.

Networking

Extended Capacity SD Card Recording

Panasonic Lumix cameras are compatible with SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and the new extra capacity SDXC Memory Cards. So whether it's 1GB, 4GB or 64GB capacity you require, Lumix can accommodate.

Product Description
The 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.
See all Product Description

75 Comments

Original Poster

Cheapest ever according to camelcamelcamel uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Pan…I2I


http://t.imgbox.com/acbnedsq.jpg
Edited by: "chrisharry12345" 6th Jun 2013

argh! i dont need another camera, i dont even use the one i have...but i really like this!

I just bought this , the red one I was looking at it yesterday and it was 90 for the red one , can people tell me what was
Previous price ? Just wanted decent
Camera at decent price for basic use.

Original Poster

Cl

anoctor

I just bought this , the red one I was looking at it yesterday and it was … I just bought this , the red one I was looking at it yesterday and it was 90 for the red one , can people tell me what wasPrevious price ? Just wanted decentCamera at decent price for basic use.



Click on the image two posts up mate

whatsThePoint

it was as little as £64.17 at very 6 weeks … it was as little as £64.17 at very 6 weeks agohttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-dmclz20-16-megapixel-digital-camera-black-only-69-using-voucher-code-possible-1533522



Fair enough !! I just needed one now , it's a
Decent camera though ?

Fair enough am happy enough though As looks decent for what I want it
For

Okay who is going to be the first **** to mention their perceived battery issue?
Edited by: "TKDBlackbelt" 6th Jun 2013

whatsThePoint

it was as little as £64.17 at very 6 weeks … it was as little as £64.17 at very 6 weeks agohttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-dmclz20-16-megapixel-digital-camera-black-only-69-using-voucher-code-possible-1533522



it'll do

Original Poster

I avoid cameras unless they have AA's Get some sony enlyoop rechargeable and your sorted

Now Just seen this is same price on John Lewis with one year guarantee , do you get the guarantee with amazon anyone ?

Original Poster

anoctor

Now Just seen this is same price on John Lewis with one year guarantee , … Now Just seen this is same price on John Lewis with one year guarantee , do you get the guarantee with amazon anyone ?

One year the same, JL price matched

Sorry - so you do or do not get 1 year with Amazon ?

Original Poster

You get the manufacturers guarantee as you do with all products I presume?

chrisharry12345

You get the manufacturers guarantee as you do with all products I presume?



Sounds good , so what's benefit of JL guarantee ? Think am
Making it a bit too complicated ,anyway it's done

How does this compare to the Panasonic FZ38? Cheers

Mrman123

How does this compare to the Panasonic FZ38? Cheers



This has a 02L Whilst that has 38F
Only difference I can se :P

I have a Nikon Superzoom camera but now that I have a Smasung s4 I'm not sure how much i will use it. The photos that it takes are really good. Good price and I am sure that it is a good camera though.

What year was this camera produced anyone?

FZ38 has 12mp and 18x zoom (27 - 486). Sensor is the same size. The FZ38 has a slightly faster lens - F2.8 rather than F3.1 at max wideangle.

Quite tempted by this. I had an old FZ5 which I took some great photos on. Then I upgraded to a DSLR, and never take any photos because the camera's too big and heavy to take anywhere.

Can you use the zoom whilst recording @ 720p

It hasnt dropped in price, what 4 pence?

Great bit of kit for the price.

dontasciime

Can you use the zoom whilst recording @ 720p



From what i've read, no you can't.

Also check peoples videos on Youtube, they are pretty unimpressive.
Edited by: "Sparkster" 6th Jun 2013

Sparkster

From what i've read, no you can't.Also I've just been checking peoples … From what i've read, no you can't.Also I've just been checking peoples videos on Youtube, and they are not impressive at all.




Panasonic seem to revel in the ability to stop you zooming whilst recording. My fs11 was spoilt by this as well.

Apparently you cant use the LCD screen as a viewfinder.
Is this correct?

http://i.imgur.com/RS8tjFn.png

buy it from PC World/Currys for same price.
Add 3 year product replacement warranty for £12 and in a year or two they will replace it for an equivalent model in case of any damage (_;)

dontasciime

Can you use the zoom whilst recording @ 720p


already tested - NO zoom while recording...

July 18, 2012: Introducing a new model to Panasonic‘s range of LUMIX digital camera. The DMC-LZ20, features a powerful 25mm ultra wide angle 21x optical zoom lens with Optical Image Stabiliser. The 16-megapixel high resolution CCD and advanced image processing powerfully supports shooting high quality photos and video.

panasonic.co.uk/htm…tml

fujifilm F300EXR @ £49 delivered was much better a deal.. cold for me

f3.1 to f5.8 at zoom. I would think that apart from very bright days you would have to use a high iso to bump up the speed to reduce camera shake. an fz 200 which is a lot more expensive would be able to take pictures more than 4 times faster .I personally choose to have an older camera with a faster lens. for telephoto pictures without a tripod you need magnification and speed,this only has magnification.

derek4

f3.1 to f5.8 at zoom. I would think that apart from very bright days you … f3.1 to f5.8 at zoom. I would think that apart from very bright days you would have to use a high iso to bump up the speed to reduce camera shake. an fz 200 which is a lot more expensive would be able to take pictures more than 4 times faster .I personally choose to have an older camera with a faster lens. for telephoto pictures without a tripod you need magnification and speed,this only has magnification.


It does have optical image stabilisation, which certainly helps.

nice deal

similitude

buy it from PC World/Currys for same price.Add 3 year product replacement … buy it from PC World/Currys for same price.Add 3 year product replacement warranty for £12 and in a year or two they will replace it for an equivalent model in case of any damage (_;)



Can't see it same price in currys/pc world it's saying £94.99

would this be any good for close up jewellery photography?

I have one of these. Rubbish for indoor/flash photography very grainy. Good for outdoor daylight shots. Not a bad price.

AA batteries! apart from that the spec looks fab though

talk2me

fujifilm F300EXR @ £49 delivered was much better a deal.. cold for me



£114 now, so not much point mentioning really.

Does this have a burst mode on shooting?
I need something that takes 3-5 shots in one go to give me best choice of picture.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text