Panasonic TZ20 wants to be your holiday companion

By on May 30, 2011
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Packs in built-GPS, 14MP sensor, Full HD movie recording.


Press release:
Panasonic’s LUMIX DMC-TZ20 is the perfect travel companion, versatile, compact and packed with an array of features that allow the TZ20 to take brilliant still and full HD videos.

The camera also comes with a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) function with the number of global landmark information is increased to more than 1,000,000 and the speed of search is accelerated.

“The TZ20 is designed to capture holiday photos and videos with ease. The camera comes with an array of functions and features like, GPS, motion Blur, and full HD movie recording and high speed burst shooting. This camera is a must for anyone looking to holiday this summer,” commented Hitesh Ojha, Sales and Marketing – AV Categories, Panasonic Marketing Middle East FZE

The TZ20 with its 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor and the advanced image processor Venus Engine FHD feature high speed, high sensitivity image recording to realize 1,920 x 1,080 full-HD movie recording and 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 newly incorporated 3.0-inch large 460,000-dot Smart Touch Intelligent LCD allows Touch AF, Touch Zoom or Touch Shutter during recording and various playback functions with high visibility.

The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode is also evolved. For more correction effect in movie recording, Active Mode is added to the conventional POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer). It excels in suppressing blur when recording movie especially at wide angle and while shooting and walking. Together with the POWER O.I.S. for photo, the DMC-TZ20 powerfully prevents blur in any situation, in both photo and movie recording.

Intelligent Handheld Nightshot mode is also new, which generates clear night scenery with illumination by multiply layering the images shot consecutively. The Intelligent Burst Shooting automatically sets the frame rate of burst shooting according to the subject’s movement – whether it moves fast or slow – utilizing the mechanism of Intelligent ISO Control.

Motion Deblur mode is also available by updating the motion detection (Intelligent ISO Control) and brightness control (Intelligent Exposure) to gain as high shutter speed as possible.

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 travellers.

24mm Ultra Wide-Angle LEICA DC Lens with 16x Powerful Optical Zoom with New Mechanical Structure and Optical System
The compact, versatile lens system is the hallmark of LUMIX TZ series and now this lens system is totally redeveloped for DMC-TZ20 in both optical and mechanical design. The new high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens system is even more versatile with 24mm ultra wide-angle to powerful 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm).

14.1-Megapixel MOS Sensor and Venus Engine FHD for High Speed, High Sensitivity Image Recording
The new 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor integrated in DMC-TZ20 boasts high speed signal output and high sensitivity image recording for making many advanced features possible.

For the effective concentration of light, the newly developed sensor adopts microfabrication technology to achieve even higher sensitivity. With an advanced micro light tube structure, both color mixture and signal losses are prevented. The result is that the photo and movie shot at any sensitivity from low to high have outstanding clearness.

Full-HD Movie Recording in the AVCHD Format
The LUMIX DMC-TZ20 is an advanced photographic tool for recording not only great photos but also beautiful full-HD movies. In addition to Motion JPEG images, the DMC-TZ20 can record high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 50i (PAL) / 60i (NTSC) movies in AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264)* format.

Advanced GPS System
The TZ series camera is acclaimed as an excellent travel companion because of a wide shooting range, hybrid recording capability of high quality photo and movie and a host of travel-friendly functions represented by the built-in GPS system.

The location data where the photo was taken is embedded with its latitude and longitude is automatically in the Exif data. These geo-tagged images can be pinpointed on the maps of social media internet maps to be shared with your friends and families. Plus, the DMC-TZ20 also shows the name of the Country/Region, State/Prov./County, County/Township, City/Town/Village and Landmark using the internal data to give users real-time information of the place when taking photos to add fun of photo shooting

The Smart Touch Screen for Intuitive Touch-Control on the 3.0-inch Large 460,000-dot Intelligent LCD
The DMC- TZ20 adopts touch-screen operation with new Smart Touch Screen. Auto focus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the large LCD and you can even release the shutter. Its response is incredibly quick thanks to the upgraded Sonic Speed AF which boasts approx. 49% higher speed compared with the DMC-TZ10, never to miss a fleeting photo opportunity. The 3.0-inch large 460,000-dot high resolution screen reflects fine details, making it easy to check the focus before shooting. It also serves as a small photo and video viewer, allowing the user and friends to enjoy viewing the still and motion images together.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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