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.

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