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Panasonic Lumix Z20

by runningman / November 10, 2004 2:16 AM PST

Size isn't an issue for me since I'm used to Nikon F5's and Contax 645AF's. I find it very ergonomic in fact. That aside, 5mp vs. 7 or 8 isn't the only issue since 8mp in a digital compact produces very different images when compared to a top line 8mp digital slr. That becomes most obvious with 400 and 800 settings.

Bottom line: If you find your optimal white balance settings for different light conditions, your optimal f stops re same and for your subjects, you will love this camera. Its zoom combined with image stabilization is unequalled....repeat UNEQUALLED!!! If you are in a travel situation that precludes carrying the weight of a larger slr with separate lenses, you stick this in a small bag with two little backup batteries, with one half a gig memory card in the camera and another in the case, you are set for virtually any shot. Keep the iso setting at 100, use the stabilization and/or table top tripod and/or a counter, or a bridge rail, or anything else to stabilize the camera, and you can shoot at low speeds for optimal photos. I LOVE THIS CAMERA!!!!

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Re: Panasonic Lumix Z20
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / November 10, 2004 4:43 AM PST
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It is always nice to hear reports from owners of a camera.

How about storing some of your better shots and posting a link so that we can see them.

Free photostorage sites like will let you store some photos and link to them.


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Re: Panasonic Lumix Z20
by bowblade / December 7, 2004 11:08 AM PST

Hi! Bought my z20 2 wks.ago love it, thanks for info. on the web photobucket will check out ! Try TIFF! and print to 16x20 w@w! Bowblade

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