The Compact Digital CAmera with a Powerful 21x Optical Zoom
The LUMIX DMC-LZ20 features a powerful 25mm ultra wide angle 21x optical zoom(35mm camera equivalent: 25-525mm) lens with Optical Image Stabilizer. A 16-megapixel high resolution CCD sensor and advanced image processing LSI supports shooting both high quality photo and video.
Reduce Blur Caused by Shaky Hands
Blurring caused by a hand movement typically occurs when in shooting using a high zoom setting, however the LUMIX LZ20's Optical Image Stabilizer prevents blur without deterioration of image quality.
High Resolution 16 Megapixel Images
16-megapixel high resolution CCD sensor, the image processor reproduces high quality image even in high sensitivity recording at ISO 1600 and max. ISO 6400 in High Sensitivity mode.
Trust iA for Bettery Pictures
To provide users with the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of error, the LUMIX LZ20 is equipped with iA (Intelligent Auto) mode. A comprehensive integration of Optical Image Stabilizer, Face Detection, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure, iA mode lets the camera do all the work so users are free to compose shots, aim and capture the subject. Face Detection sets appropriate AF/AE on the face of people in an image while removing the unwanted red-eye. The camera judges the appropriate shutter speed to suppress motion blur according to the movement of the subject with Intelligent ISO Control. Intelligent Exposure corrects the brightness in parts of the image that are too dark due to insufficient lighting, backlighting or use of the flash. Finally, Intelligent Scene Selector automatically selects one of six Scene modes - Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Sunset - that best suits the shooting situation. The LUMIX LZ20 can also produce a dynamic panoramic image in camera by overlaying pictures shot horizontally or vertically with Panorama Shot function.
HD Video Recording You Can Share with Friends
In addition to capturing stunning photographs, the new LUMIX LZ20 also records dynamic HD video in 1280 x 720p at 30 fps in Motion JPEG. Users can enjoy high quality image playback that perfectly fits a wide-screen HDTV for full-screen viewing together with HD (High Definition) photos taken in 16:9 aspects. With the bundled software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.2 Lite Edition, videos can be easily edited and uploaded to YouTube to share them with family or friends.
Large 3.0" LCD Display
The LUMIX LZ20's large, 3.0-inch 460,000-dot LCD assures high visibility in various lighting circumstances which is excellent for both shooting and playing back images. The camera's body design offers users stable, comfortable grip despite it's compact size.