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Community Level 25kutbag


The best cam in its field. Easily!

AdvantagesLudicrously good value for money!

DisadvantagesNot a compact

"...feature. For you techie types, Panasonic claim it lets you shoot at 3 stops less with the same results. So why is it the BEST? 1. The lenses only fault is the lack of a manual zoom. 2. 5 megapixel IS high enough. The lens quality makes up for other cameras higher pixel counts. And then some! 3. Manual focus still missing from other models. 4. Built nice and tough, but not bricklike in weight. 5. Battery lasts a solid days snapping. 6. Image ..." Read review

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Community Level 2Kevinwinsall


Panasonic Lumix DCM-FZ20 5 Meg digital camera

Advantagespowerful x12 optical zoom ,SLR true colour photo's,movies as well

Disadvantagesslightly bulky not always the easiest menu system to use

"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 computer and print it out any size. To save the money and time fiddling around with printer you can use online websites to send you prints. They send ..." Read review

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Community Level 4steveking5...


The best camera that is NOT a SLR

Advantages12x Zoom, Image Stabilizer, Picture Quality

DisadvantagesManual Focus, No Manual Zoom,

"...DC in, Audio in Power: Panasonic CGA-S002E 7.2v/680mAh Li-ion battery pack ..." Read review

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Great camera for all

AdvantagesWeight, zoom, Li battery, easy to use

Disadvantagesmanual 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 light so it makes it fantastic for tourists who don't want to lug a tripod etc with them. It has a straightforward mode so that beginners can start straight ..." Read review

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Community Level 6JeffFromPo...


An impulse buy in the January sales Updated 16 feb Review with images

Advantagessuperb image quality, easy to use, fast action, good battery life

DisadvantagesA little bulky

"...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 take a look. Five Minutes later I was out again, having sustained a hit on Barclaycard, clutching my new camera, and I'm very pleased with it. Goodbye to shutter lag, hello EVF, superb zoom capabilties and welcome home to my stock of SD cards, which was helpful, as I didn't need to buy anymore. I am staggered by the picture ..." Read review

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Community Level 1kittytweet


marvellous zoom

Advantagesso easy to use and very professional looking photos.

Disadvantagesnone 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, adaptor and cap, and a cd-rom and all the connection cables. It is a 5 megapixel. It has a very high quality lens, and marvellous 12x zoom.The built ..." Read review

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Community Level 1jakemay


All Round Great

AdvantagesIncredible zoom, Nice manual focus feature,

DisadvantagesQuite 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 could be improved with it being difficult to judge of the camera is un focus on a small LCD screen. The screen itself is very good, and there is also a smaller ..." Read review

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Community Level 1katmabel


Panasonic Lumix FZ20

AdvantagesAn all round great camera

DisadvantagesPictures 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 you can change the shutter speed and it will adjust the aperture to fit it and vice versa. You can focus manually or automatically so you can do everything ..." Read review

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Community Level 1vitruvius


Very good ultra zoom camera

Advantages12x Optical zoom, Leica lens

Disadvantagesbulky, 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 camera gives very good photo quality at ISO 50-ISO100. This is the setting that produce very low noise on your photo if you want to produce large print. The ..." Read review

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Community Level 1abdulnoushad


Great and Stunning Professional Digital Camera

Advantages12 x(2.8) Leica Lens,5 mega pixel,Remote Shutter option,Auto Bracketing

DisadvantagesFixed LCD on back side,No Raw file format

"...mounting two conversion lens from panasonic .Give options to mount lens adapters very useful like me , I say if I attach one shot panoramic lens. There is missing factor , RAW file format. But for non professional photographers, i don't think this is a great miss. Over all a great product for the price.Good battery life.Over all a great and a stunning product from Panasonic ..." Read review

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Community Level 1SteveF48


Leica lens and Panasonic electronics unbeatable

AdvantagesLong lens, image stabilizer

Disadvantagessuperceded by newer models, macro range

"...combination of Leica lens and Panasonic electronics works extremely well providing excellent definition and low noise images. The zoom lens works well throughout its range and the image stabilizer means that clear images are possible at slower speeds. There are a large number of picture taking modes, including the fully automatic program mode, so a beginner can be up and running, as soon as they have charged the lithium ion battery. This takes about ..." Read review

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