Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 Review

Overall Score

36

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 25-525 mm (21x) F3.1-5.8 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 120 x 76 x 80 mm, 499g.
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  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-LZ30

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 Overview


First introduced in July, 2012, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-LZ20 with Panasonic LZ30. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic LZ20 with Panasonic LZ30


Panasonic LZ20 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

Sensor resolution of Panasonic LZ20 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic LZ20 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic LZ20


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
Long Battery Life: 380 shots
9 Focus Points
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
5.8 Lens at Tele
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.1
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Built-in Viewfinder
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.8
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 has an Overall Score of 36/100 and ranked #502 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #896 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic LZ20 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
38
Value for money score
54
Portability score
82
Overall score
36
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic LZ20


Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 weighs 499g and has external dimensions of 120 x 76 x 80mm (4.72 x 2.99 x 3.15"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Panasonic LZ20 is 107 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic LZ20
499g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic LZ20
80mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-LZ20 Dimensions Lumix DMC-LZ20
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Panasonic LZ30 552 g 499 g 124 x 84 x 92 mm 120 x 76 x 80 mm
Nikon Coolpix P610 Nikon P610 565 g 499 g 125 x 85 x 107 mm 120 x 76 x 80 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ200 588 g 499 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 120 x 76 x 80 mm
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Canon SX50 HS 595 g 499 g 123 x 87 x 106 mm 120 x 76 x 80 mm
Fujifilm FinePix S9200 Fujifilm S9200 670 g 499 g 123 x 87 x 116 mm 120 x 76 x 80 mm
Leica V-Lux 4 Leica V-Lux 4 588 g 499 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 120 x 76 x 80 mm
Nikon Coolpix L830 Nikon L830 508 g 499 g 110 x 76 x 91 mm 120 x 76 x 80 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 Panasonic LZ40 524 g 499 g 126 x 87 x 94 mm 120 x 76 x 80 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-LZ20
Announced July, 2012
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 2
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.80
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 380 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 499 g
Physical Dimensions 120 x 76 x 80 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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