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Super Zoom Camera TZ20 - Photo / Movie Hybrid Compact Camera with Powerful 16x Optical Zoom

The DMC-TZ20 features a 24mm ultra wide-angle 16x optical zoom LEICA DC lens(35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm), including Nano Surface Coating technology which dramatically reduces ghost and flare. The 16x optical zoom is also available in movie recording. The 24mm wide-angle lens captures approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to a normal 35mm lens. The 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor enables to shoot 10 fps in full resolution. The Venus Engine FHD, featuring Intelligent Resolution technology and 21x Intelligent Zoom, is also incorporated.

The DMC-TZ20 can record full HD 1920x1080 (50i) movies in AVCHD format with Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator. A dedicated button lets you instantly start recording movies without any having to make any extra settings. The iA Mode is available in movie recording. The POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode comes in handy when shooting while walking or playing with children. The DMC-TZ20 can also record high-speed movie in QVGA to capture the motion of a subject the naked eyes cannot see.

The DMC-TZ20 features a built-in GPS unit. The location data where the photo was taken is embedded with its latitude and longitude is automatically in the EXIF data. These geo-tagged images can be pinpointed on the maps of social media internet maps. The DMC-TZ20 also shows the name of the county, state, city, and landmarks using the internal data to give you real-time information of the place when taking photos. Images with the location names are automatically sorted in the virtual folder alphabetically in the camera allowing quick reach.

The DMC-TZ20 features a 3.0-inch touch-screen LCD with 460,000-dot resolution. While shooting, Auto Focus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the LCD and you can even release the shutter. In addition, the Touch Zoom function gives you quick and easy control. While playing back, you can quickly select an image to view by scrolling images. The DMC-TZ20 also features Intelligent LCD with a wide-viewing angle, which automatically adjusts the screen brightness in 11 steps as the surrounding brightness level changes.

The 3D Photo Mode produces a 3D image in the camera. Take 20 panning shots and the camera automatically selects two most suitable images to synthesize a 3D composite. The 3D image can be viewed in 3D via the 3D Image Viewer of Panasonic VIERA TV. In the iA Mode, advanced detection functions work automatically and simultaneously to optimise your settings, making it easier than ever to take beautiful images. The new Intelligent Handheld Night Shot Mode produces a blur-less illuminated night shot without using a tripod.


Dimensions (W x H x D) 104.9 x 57.6 x 33.4 mm / (4.13 x 2.27 x 1.31 in)

Weight           Approx. 197g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.434 lb) / Approx. 219g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.482 lb)



Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels

Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type MOS sensor / 15.1 Total Megapixels / Primary Colour Filter

Aperture          F3.3 - 5.9/ Multistage Iris Diagram (F3.3 - 6.3 (W) / F5.9 - 6.3 (T))

Optical Zoom   16x

Focal Length    f=4.3-68.8mm (24-384mm in 35mm equiv.) / (29-464mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)

Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 18.9x (4:3 / 10M), 22.5x (4:3 / 7M), 27.0x (4:3 / 5M), 33.8x (4:3 / under 3M)

Intelligent Zoom 21x

Lens                LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 12 elements in 10 groups

2-Speed Zoom  Yes

Optical Image Stabilizer Power O.I.S. (On / Off / Active mode(only for motion picture) )

Digital Zoom    4x / ( Max. 64.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) / (Max. 135 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)

Focusing Area  Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO/ movie recording: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity

Focus Range Display Yes

AF Assist Lamp Yes

Focus               Normal / AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF, AF Tracking, Touch AF/AE / Continuous AF (only for motion picture)

AF Metering    Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot / Touch Area

Shutter Speed   Still: 60 - 1/4000 sec / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec

Shutter Interval approx. 0.3 sec

Viewfinder       -



Face Recognition Photo

Optical Image Stabilizer Photo / Movie

Intelligent ISO Control Photo

Face Detection   Photo / Movie

Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Sunset, Macro) / Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)

Intelligent Exposure Photo / Movie

AF Tracking       Photo

Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo

Intelligent Resolution Technology Photo / Movie

File Format         Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / 3D Image: MPO / Motion picture: AVCHD, QuickTime Motion JPEG


Mode Switch      [Recording] / [Playback]

One-Touch Movie Button Yes

Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Custom, 3D Photo, SCN, My SCN 2, My SCN 1

Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, / Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, High Dynamic (standard/ art/ B&W), Photo frame, Under Water, High Speed Movie

Movie Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Beach, Snow, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, Underwater, High Sensitivity, High Dynamic(Standard, Art, B&W) / (Activated by selecting Still Picture Scene Mode then pressing movie button. Still Picture Scene Modes without corresponding Movie Scene Mode is recorded in Normal Mode)

Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 10 frames/sec Max. 15images

Exposure            Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual

Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV

Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)

Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 ~1EV step, Max +/-1, 3 frames

Light Metering    Intelligent Multiple / Centre Weighted / Spot

ISO Sensitivity    Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)

Aspect Ratio      1:1 / 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9

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 / (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Panorama Assist, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Pinhole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic, High Speed Movie)

Quick Menu       Yes

Colour Mode / Colour Effect Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy

GPS                   Yes

Real-time histogram Yes

Composition Guide line Yes (2 pattern)

Auto Review      off, 1sec, 2sec, Hold

Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume - / Yes

Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes

Macro Zoom      Yes

Orientation Detector Yes

Scene Mode Help Screen No

Self Timer          2sec / 10sec

Focus Icon Select Yes (in Face Recognition only)



Playback Mode   Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, GPS, Travel, Category, Favourites), Calendar Playback

Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No

Set Favourites / Rotate Image Yes / No

Playback Still Images with Audio -

Playback Motion Picture Yes

Slideshow Mode  All / Picture Only / Video Only / 3D / GPS / Travel / Category / Favourites / BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)

Show Histogram Yes

Delete Image      Single / Multi / All / All except Favourites

DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes

Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes

Cut Animation     Yes

Video Divide       Yes

PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favourites / DPOF



OSD language              Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Movie REC Guide         Yes

Wind-Cut in Motion Picture Yes

Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes



LUMIX Image Uploader Yes

LCD Monitor Field of View : approx. 100% Wide View Angle / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode

Touch Panel Yes

Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / 0.6 - 5.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)

Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Built-in-Memory Approx. 18MB

Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Yes

Viera Link   Yes

HDMI output Auto Only (Unselectable)

Power         ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)

Battery life (approx.) 260 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1

Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition / QuickTime / Adobe Reader / Super LoiLoScope ( trial version)

Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, AC Cable, AV Cable, Stylus Pen, USB Cable, AC Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM


Further Specifications

NOTE  Motion images can be recorded continuously for up to 29 min 59 sec. / ·If [Rec Quality] is set to [GFS] or [FSH], and if the surrounding temperature is high, or motion picture is recorded continuously, is displayed, and the recording may be stopped halfway through.