The successor to our Compact Camera of the Year 2011 is here, and Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-TZ20 with increased zoom lens, higher resolution and even more features could be the compact camera you are looking for.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 review


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 at a glance:

  • 14.1 million effective pixels
  • 24-384mm, 16x optical zoom
  • 1080i HD video
  • 3in, 460,000-dot touchscreen
  • GPS
  • 60fps burst mode
  • Street price around £349

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 review – Introduction

Panasonic’s previous flagship TZ model, the Lumix DMC-TZ10, was AP’s Consumer Compact Camera of the Year 2011. It was not just the impressive 12x optical zoom lens that won it the accolade, but a host of great features, too. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 replaces this model, and a glance at the specification suggests it offers significant changes to most of the key features.

Of the more notable refinements to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 it is the Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens with 16x optical zoom that is likely to stir the most interest. It has been expanded at both the wide and telephoto ends, and offers a staggering 24-384mm focal range.

Furthermore, with its super-fast frame rates, built-in GPS and both auto and manual exposure controls, this could well be the lightweight and versatile camera to keep in your pocket.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and Handling
  4. 4. Performance
  5. 5. Our verdict
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