Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is slimmest digital camera with 20x optical zoom lens

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Superlatives are often used to describe a particular product or device in order to have it stand out from the rest of the crowd – and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is one of them, where the Japanese manufacturer has proudly proclaimed this as “the world’s slimmest digital camera with a 20x optical zoom lens” – measuring a mere 1.1″ thin compared to its rivals in the market. The Lumix ZX20 will tote around a powerful zoom, a 24mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens and the ability to shoot full-High Definition (HD), making it a formidable choice if you are in the market and on the lookout for a spanking new digital camera.

The reason it can be this slim is due to the newly-redesigned lens system, where the Lumix ZS20 will carry a new mechanical structure and optical system that is said to further improve image quality as well as getting the help of Nano Surface Coating technology. More on the camera right after the jump.

Another feature that you might find interesting would be the built-in GPS functionality, hence making life far easier for you to pinpoint the various locations where you shot those photos earlier, sharing them with family and friends on an Internet map. Additionally, you can also install map data onto the Lumix ZS20 thanks to the included DVD, enabling the camera to enjoy detailed worldwide maps of major regions on a scale of 1/25,000 or more precise. All map data of a designated city can be copied over to an SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card for quick geographic information access.

Other hardware specifications include a 14.1-megapixel sensor, their advanced image processor known as the Venus Engine, Full HD video recording capability at 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, a powerful 20x optical zoom with 2-step Zoom function, an Auto Wind Cut function which reduces wind background noise whenever you record a video to makr voices clearer, while mechanical noise that is caused by zooming remains suppressed to improve overall video sound quality.

Manual control options has also been thrown into the mix, letting you adjust shutter speed and aperture, and 3D Photo Mode, meaning the Lumix ZS20 is able to offer a range of special effects which definitely add far more fun to a photography session. You can opt to control the camera with physical buttons or through its 3″ Smart Touch LCD Screen, while charging up the ZS20 is a snap thanks to USB charging or conventional AC adapter charging methods.Expect to pick this puppy up in March for $350 each.

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2 reviews or comments

Brenda Says: January 31, 2012 at 10:40 am

I think that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 sounds awesome but with no view finder cameras like these are almost impossible to use outside!

Nancy Says: February 12, 2012 at 6:17 am

to Brenda…
The Panasonic Lumix is AWESOME…I can’t wait to get my hands on this newest model. I purchased the Lumix ZS 3 back in 2007 when I was planning my Mt. Kilimanjaro climb. I got beautiful pictures – all taken outside even in harsh sunshine, especially closer to the summit…no viewfinder necessary.

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