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Panasonic Adds New Digital Cameras to Its Lumix Series

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 and DMC-TZ18

Panasonic adds a string of digital cameras to its Lumix series including the DMC-TZ20, DMC-TZ18, DMC-FX77, and DMC-FT3. Here's the press releases with basic specifications on individual pages for your convenience.

24mm Ultra Wide-Angle Powerful 16x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens Photo / Full-HD Movie Hybrid Digital Compact Camera DMC-TZ20 - Featuring Advanced GPS Function

Panasonic introduces the LUMIX DMC-TZ20 as the newest member of its acclaimed TZ (ZS) series which has won worldwide popularity for its versatile lens; from ultra wide-angle to telephoto, and its recording capability of photo and movie packed in a compact body.

Newly developed high quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lenses with ultra wide-angle to powerful 16x optical zoom covers even wider shooting situations. The lens system has been totally redesigned with a new mechanical structure and an optical system combining advanced technology such as Nano Surface Coating for even higher optical performance while maintaining the compactness of the unit.

A newly adopted 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor and the advanced image processor Venus Engine FHD feature high speed, high sensitivity image recording to realize 1,920x 1,080 full-HD movie recording, high speed burst shooting in high picture quality. It also compiles the Intelligent Resolution technology to perform the optimum signal processing depending on the part of a picture to give a whole image outstandingly natural clearness with fine details.

The powerful 16x optical zoom increases its power to 21x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom. The Sonic Speed AF, which boasts approx. 49% higher speed compared with the predecessor, and a quick start-up time give the DMC-TZ20 a super fast response which helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities.

The built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) function is upgraded for DMC-TZ20. The number of landmark information is increased to more than 1,000,000 and the speed of search is accelerated.

The newly added Lumix Image Uploader realizes direct, instant image sharing via Facebook(photo) or YouTube(movie) with any PC on the spot to let users enjoy communication with photos and movies they take.

With a host of technologies advanced further, more compact, pocket-sized hybrid powerhouse performer DMC-TZ20 offers exquisite beauty in photo and movie recording and ultimate convenience and fun tailored for the energetic world travelers.

DMC-TZ18

  • 24mm ultra wide angle powerful 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm) LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens with 20x Intelligent Zoom
  • iA(Intelligent Auto) mode including POWER O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer), Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition, Intelligent Exposure, AF Tracking
  • Venus Engine VI featuring Intelligent Resolution
  • Approx.49% faster Sonic Speed AF*
  • 720p HD movie recording in Motion JPEG
  • 3.0-inch large 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD
  • Manual exposure
  • LUMIX Image Uploader

*Compared with the predecessor DMC-TZ8

DMC-TZ20/TZ18 Specifications
Metrics Dimensions (W x H x D) 104.9 x 57.6 x 33.4mm
Weight TZ20: Approx. 197g without Battery and SD Memory Card
Approx. 219g with Battery and SD Memory Card
  TZ18:Approx. 188g without Battery and SD Memory Card
Approx. 210g with Battery and SD Memory Card
 Optics  Pixels Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels
   Sensor Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter TZ20: 1/2.33-type MOS sensor / 15.1 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
TZ18:1/2.33-type CCD sensor / 14.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
   Lens Aperture F3.3 - 5.9/ Multistage Iris Diagram
(F3.3 - 6.3 (W) / F5.9 - 6.3 (T))
     Optical Zoom 16x
     Focal Length  f=4.3-68.8mm (24-384mm in 35mm equiv.)
      TZ20: (29-464mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
TZ18: (28-448mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
Recording Image
Parameters
Aspect Ratio 1:1 / 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
    Image Quality TZ20: Fine / Standard (3D mode: MPO Fine / MPO Standard )
TZ18: Fine / Standard
Others Monitor LCD Monitor TZ20: 7.5cm (3.0-inch) TFT Touch Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating
Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle
AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
TZ18: 7.5cm (3.0-inch) TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots)
Field of View : approx. 100%
Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode, High Angle mode
  Media Built-In Memory TZ20: Approx. 18MB
TZ18: Approx. 70MB
  Power Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)

 

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