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The DMC-FZ20's advanced zoom lens takes you all the way from 36mm wide angle to 432mm telephoto. Shoot open landscapes, zoom in on a room interior, or...

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Excellent

ProLudicrously good value for money!

ConsNot a compact

A bold claim, I hear you cry, but this is honestly the best damn digicam out at the moment, bar one problem. (Which I will deal with now before going on to why it rocks) The problem: It's not a compact. Sorry lads and ladies, no taking this one out on a night out for fun and games, its not a...

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Excellent

Propowerful x12 optical zoom ,SLR true colour photo'...

Consslightly bulky not always the easiest menu system ...

This is a great all round camera. It has a massive x12 optical zoom with auto stabilizing software so even I with shaky hand can get perfectly still pictures ever time! This digital camera gives you SLR quality pictures slightly cheaper than a good quality SLR but you are able to down load onto a...

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Excellent

Pro12x Zoom, Image Stabilizer, Picture Quality

ConsManual Focus, No Manual Zoom,

This camera is great. Its the closet it can be to being a SLR without actually being a SLR! It comes with a leica lens (the best lense manaffacture around), and its best feature of all, 12x Optical zoom, which means not having to buy Zoom Lenses for the camera. I have taking this camera hill...

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Excellent

Prosuperb image quality, easy to use, fast action, go...

ConsA little bulky

I was becoming disatisfied with my old camera, the screen wasn't visible outdoors, the focus and shutter lag was meaning that I was missing shots and frankly it looked like a toy. When I saw the Panasonic Lumix FZ20 in the window of a well known camera retailer for £199.99, I had to go in and...

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Excellent

“Great camera for all”

published 20/02/2006

ProWeight, zoom, Li battery, easy to use

Consmanual flash

This camera is great. I specifically wanted a camera with a large zoom as I'm going to Canada and wanted to be able to photograph animals. The zoom is incredible. 12x digital with total zoom of 48x. The anti-shake function works really well and even on 48x you can still get good pictures. Its...

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Excellent

“marvellous zoom”

published 23/10/2006

Proso easy to use and very professional looking photo...

Consnone that i can find.

Having had this model for a few months now I wouldn't be without it. I paid about £270 for mine, and could not find anything to compare with the quality of this camera anywhere near that price.Included was a 256mb card, an extremely good long life battery (lasts me all day) and charger, lens hood...

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“Panasonic Lumix FZ20”

published 28/03/2005

ProAn all round great camera

ConsPictures can be slightly orangey

This is a great digital camera, I would definately recommend it! It is easy to use and easy to hold and takes great pictures. You can record films on it for as long as your SD card will hold, there is no limit on the camera. There is a fully automatic setting as well as a full manual setting or...

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Excellent

“All Round Great”

published 09/04/2006

ProIncredible zoom, Nice manual focus feature,

ConsQuite big, manual focus can be difficult to use

This is an all round excellent camera. The 12x optical zoom is outstanding and despite this, any shake has very little effect to it whatsoever due to the stabilizer. With the added 4x digital zoom, there is no need for binoculars anymore! The manual focus is an excellent added feature though...

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“Very good ultra zoom camera”

published 08/12/2006

Pro12x Optical zoom, Leica lens

Consbulky, not that good at ISO more than 100, no RAW

I have been using this camera since early 2005. It is a very good camera. One major advantage of this camera is its 12x optical zoom at f2.8. You won't get that kind of lens with the price of FZ20. Even though it has OIS, I still recommend the use of tripod for high zoom situation. IMHO the...

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Excellent

Pro12 x(2.8) Leica Lens,5 mega pixel,Remote Shutter o...

ConsFixed LCD on back side,No Raw file format

Ultimate product in the compact series 5 mega pixel range.Designed like typical DSLR. This has a 12x optical lens system that is equivalent to 36mm to 432mm in a 35mm film camera.Also having OIS(optical image stabliser) helps to freeze moving objects like birds or flies.There is no need for...

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Excellent

ProLong lens, image stabilizer

Conssuperceded by newer models, macro range

The problem with zoom lenses is that there will always be some subject that is still too far away. The 12 times zoom on the DMC-FZ20 means that there are very few occasions where this happens. The combination of Leica lens and Panasonic electronics works extremely well providing excellent...

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