Panasonic LZ20 summary
Panasonic LZ20 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially revealed on July of 2012. The camera features a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The LZ20 is scored #186 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over-all #828 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our list. Please try out our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your customized factors.
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Panasonic LZ20 family
The Panasonic LZ20 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can look at all previous and brand new models as well as main specs.
Panasonic LZ20 Gallery
You can look at the LZ20 from different angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic LZ20 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of good and bad points of the Panasonic LZ20 based on factors that are normally regarded as necessary in a camera.
Panasonic LZ20 Sensor specs
The specification of the sensor in the Panasonic LZ20 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor boasts 16MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. The ISO can also be increased electronically to a maximum of 6400. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported which means that the user has less margin for error.
The graphic below illustrates the LZ20's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The LZ20 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is displayed in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Panasonic LZ20 dimensions
Panasonic LZ20 weighs around 1.10 lb (499 grams / 17.60 oz) and features outer proportions of 120mm x 76mm x 80mm (4.7" x 3.0" x 3.1"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams so the Panasonic LZ20 is heavier as compared to various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The following is a pic of the Panasonic LZ20 beside a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its size.
The top view here will show you the button layout on the LZ20.
Panasonic LZ20 Lens details
The LZ20 has an inbuilt lens offering a focal range of 25-525mm making it a 21.0 x zoom which is outstanding and can allow you to zoom right in.
At it's widest 25mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.1 and that is kind of sluggish and not very good in low light events and you will find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also need to raise your ISO which causes noisy pictures. For the long end, 525mm is terrific zoom and comes with f5.8 which is quite slow and you may have to use slow shutter speeds.
Panasonic LZ20 Connectivity
The LZ20 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and in some cases alter camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Many apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Panasonic LZ20 Video details
The highest possible video quality in the Panasonic LZ20 is 1280 x 720 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low by today's standards. You should strive for a minimum FUll HD quality for good video. The body does not offer a mic and headphone jack which means you get absolutely no control over your sound. It is perhaps best to consider an alternative camera in case you want good sound in your video clips.
Panasonic LZ20 Weather Sealing
Panasonic LZ20 does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions might affect the camera.
Panasonic LZ20 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic LZ20 features a 3 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder specs regarding Panasonic LZ20 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be rather useful.
Panasonic LZ20 Shutter details
Panasonic LZ20 continuous shooting speed is 1.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Panasonic LZ20 Flash and Hot shoe details
Panasonic LZ20 boasts just built in flash without external flash support.
Panasonic LZ20 Autofocusing details
Panasonic LZ20 boasts only Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & accurate as compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera features Face detect making it handy for taking photos of people.
The Sensor features 9 focus points to select from. It also includes Tracking AF for moving things. Panasonic LZ20 does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing mode is good for low light conditions or you want to have more exact focus control.
Panasonic LZ20 Battery life
The battery life for the Panasonic LZ20 is built to last for 380 shots with respect to the CIPA specifications making it above average ın comparison with its category. The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the best (600) battery life for this category of cameras.
Following is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Panasonic LZ20 for varying kinds of photography
The following chart indicates a rundown of the Panasonic LZ20 for varying kinds of photography. To understand more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Panasonic LZ20 Portrait photography advice
The Panasonic LZ20 has a rating of 37 which is subpar, and means the camera is not really very good for portraits. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support & capability to work with external flash.
Panasonic LZ20 Street photography advice
With a subpar points tally of 45, the Panasonic LZ20 is not really very good to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Panasonic LZ20
A moderate sports photography points total of 47 suggests the Panasonic LZ20 is reasonably adequate for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have good tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic LZ20 Travel photography information
Weight is extremely crucial when buying a travel camera. Overall, the Panasonic LZ20 gets a moderate 58 as a travel camera which is reasonably suited to buy for your vacations.
Panasonic LZ20 Landscape photography information
If you're looking to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic LZ20 at it's subpar rating of 45 as a landscape camera is not really very good within the current market.
Panasonic LZ20 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera should really come with a articulating display screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering all things, the Panasonic LZ20 is not really very good for vlogging as it comes to a subpar score of 25.
Panasonic LZ20 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the LZ20, here is a range of the top scored cameras which fall under the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line graph below shows you a summary of the LZ20 versus it's highest rated rivals shown previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might see as alternate options. To check out a full comparison, go to the "compare" link.