Panasonic LUMIX® DMC-ZS20 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera, Black - DMC-ZS20K

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Awesome zoom

on 5/15/2012

Nice new features over the ZS3 which I replaced. Zoom is amazing, video is great so no need to carry separate camcorder. Focus is a little slow but you can touch the screen to get it to focus more quickly. GPS is handy to tag photo locations but does drain the battery more quickly. Read More

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New Gift

on 6/19/2012

I got this camera for my wife's birthday and an upcoming trip. It seems to have all of the "bells and whistles" that she needs. Read More

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Product Overview

Powerful 20x Optical Zoom

The DMC-ZS20's powerful 20x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-480mm) draws your subjects right up close, and lets you freely capture decisive sports scenes, along with the natural expressions of people and animals, and details that you can't even see with your bare eyes

In addition, this single camera lets you record 20x zoom in video recording. It makes the DMC-ZS20 twice as attractive.


Manufacturer Panasonic
Mfg Part# DMC-ZS20K
SKU 228931004
UPC 885170071094
UPC 14 00885170071094
Package Contents
Lumix DMC-ZS20 Compact Camera
Battery Pack
AC Adapter
USB Cable
Hand Strap
DVD (Map Included
Software Media
Tech Specs
Dimensions (W x H x D) 104.9 x 58.9 x 28.2 mm / (4.13 x 2.32 x 1.11 inch)
Weight Approx. 184g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.41 lb) / Approx. 206g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.45 lb)
Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch High Sensitivity Mos Sensor / 15.3 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.3 - 6.4 / Mutistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 8.0 (W), F6.4 - 8.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 20x
Focal Length f=4.3 - 86.0mm (24 - 480mm in 35mm equiv.) / (28-560mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 28.1x (4:3 / 7M), 33.8x (4:3 / 5M), 42.2x (under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 40x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 12 elements in 10 groups / (3 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces / 2 ED Lenses)
2-Speed Zoom Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer 1 Power O.I.S. (On with Active Mode(only for motion picture) / Off)
Digital Zoom 2 4x
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO/ motion picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Normal, AF Macro, Zoom Macro / Quick AF On/Off(On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF(only for motion picture) / AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot / Touch Area
Shutter Speed approx. 15 - 1/2000 sec
File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / 3D Image: MPO / Motion picture: AVCHD, MP4, QuickTime Motion JPEG (only for High Speed Video)
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, C1, C2, 3D Photo, SCN, Creative Control
Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, High Dynamic, Toy Effect, Miniature, Soft Focus
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Hand Held Night Shot, HDR, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, Underwater, High Speed Video
Continuous Shooting Mode Full- Resolution Image: 10 frames/sec Max. 10 images / with AF Tracking: 5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec Max.100 images / Intelligent Burst Shooting / High- speed Burst: approx. 40 frames/sec (recorded in 5M) / approx. 60 frames/sec (recorded in 2.5M)
Motion Picture Recording (*2) [HD Video] 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p (GPH: 28Mbps, PSH: 28Mbps / AVCHD) / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (GFS: 17Mbps, FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p(GS: 17Mbps, SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) / [STD Video] 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) / [High Speed Video] 320 x 240 pixels, 220 fps (Motion JPEG)
AVCHD (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 55 min (GPH, PSH), 65 min (GFS, FSH)
MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 70 min (FHD)
AVCHD (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 30 min (GPH, PSH), 35 min (GFS, FSH)
MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 40 min (FHD)
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 -1EV step, Max +/-1EV, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Still Picture Recording [1:1] 3232x3232 (10.5M) / 2736x2736 (7.5M EZ) / 2304x2304 (5.5M EZ)/ 1920x1920 (3.5M EZ) / 1536x1536 (2.5M EZ) / 480x480 (0.2M EZ) / [4:3] 4320x3240 (14M) / 3648x2736 (10M EZ) / 3072x2304 (7M EZ)/ 2560X1920 (5M EZ) / 2048X1536 (3M EZ) / 640x480 (0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4320x2880 (12.5M) / 3648x2432 (9M EZ) / 3072x2048 (6M EZ)/ 2560x1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640x424 (0.3M EZ) / [16:9] 4320x2432 (10.5M) / 3648x2056 (7.5M EZ) / 3072x1728 (5.5M EZ)2560x1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920x1080 (2M EZ) / 640x360 (0.2M EZ)
Image Quality Fine / Standard (3D mode: MPO Fine / MPO Standard )
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set / White Balance Adjustment
Color Mode / Color Effect / My color Color Mode : Standard, Black&White, Sepia, Vivid (in P / A / S / M mode), Happy (only in iA mode)
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
Playback Mode 3 Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback?Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, GPS Area, Travel, Category, Favorites), Calendar Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes (Touch Magnification)
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Show Histogram Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Retouch Creative Retouch / Auto Retouch
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
OSD language English, Spanish
LCD Monitor 4 3.0""(7.5cm) TFT Touch Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating / Field of View : approx. 100% / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, / 0.6 - 6.4m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.3m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 12MB
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono
Interface miniHDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB2.0 High speed
Power 5 Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895mAh) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Included, connect with USB cable, playback only)
Battery life (approx.) 260 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Included Software LUMIX Map Tool / PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.1 Premium Edition / Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, AC adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap, DVD (Map Included)
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 14.1
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Optical
LCD Size (in) 3
LCD Size Range 3.0 - 3.4"
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 220
Optical Zoom (x) 20
Optical Zoom Range (x) > 15.0
Product Line Lumix
Resolution 4320 x 3240
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