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.
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.
*Compared with the predecessor DMC-TZ8
|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))
|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)
|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)