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.
- 14.1 million effective pixels
- 24-384mm, 16x optical zoom
- 1080i HD video
- 3in, 460,000-dot touchscreen
- 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.