LUMIX® DMC-LZ20K 16 Megapixel Digital Camera

  • Wide Angle 21X Optical Zoom (25mm-525mm)
  • 16 Megapixel Sensor
  • 3" LCD Display
  • AA Battery Compatibility



The LUMIX DMC-LZ20 features a powerful 25mm ultra wide angle 21x optical zoom(35mm camera equivalent: 25-525mm) lens with Optical Image Stabilizer.  A 16-megapixel high resolution CCD sensor and advanced image processing LSI supports shooting both high quality photo and video.


Blurring caused by a hand movement typically occurs when in shooting using a high zoom setting, however the LUMIX LZ20’s Optical Image Stabilizer prevents blur without deterioration of image quality. 


16-megapixel high resolution CCD sensor, the image processor reproduces high quality image even in high sensitivity recording at ISO 1600 and max. ISO 6400 in High Sensitivity mode.


To provide users with the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of error, the LUMIX LZ20 is equipped with iA (Intelligent Auto) mode.  A comprehensive integration of Optical Image Stabilizer, Face Detection, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure, iA mode lets the camera do all the work so users are free to compose shots, aim and capture the subject. Face Detection sets appropriate AF/AE on the face of people in an image while removing the unwanted red-eye. The camera judges the appropriate shutter speed to suppress motion blur according to the movement of the subject with Intelligent ISO Control. Intelligent Exposure corrects the brightness in parts of the image that are too dark due to insufficient lighting, backlighting or use of the flash. Finally, Intelligent Scene Selector automatically selects one of six Scene modes - Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Sunset - that best suits the shooting situation.  The LUMIX LZ20 can also produce a dynamic panoramic image in camera by overlaying pictures shot horizontally or vertically with Panorama Shot function.


In addition to capturing stunning photographs, the new LUMIX LZ20 also records dynamic HD video in 1280 x 720p at 30 fps in Motion. Users can enjoy high quality image playback that perfectly fits a wide-screen HDTV for full-screen viewing together with HD (High Definition) photos taken in 16:9 aspects. With the bundled software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.2 Lite Edition, videos can be easily edited and uploaded to YouTube to share them with family or friends.


The LUMIX LZ20’s large, 3.0-inch 460,000-dot LCD assures high visibility in various lighting circumstances which is excellent for both shooting and playing back images.  The camera’s body design offers users stable, comfortable grip despite it’s compact size.  

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• For Europe, motion images can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes.
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• This unit is compatible with both SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards. You can only use SDHC Memory Cards on devices that are compatible with them. You cannot use SDHC Memory Cards on devices that are only compatible with SD Memory Cards. (When using an SDHC Memory Card on another device, be sure to read the operating instructions for that device.)
• SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats.
• If the computer being used does not support SDXC Memory Cards, a message prompting you to format may appear. (Doing so will cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.) If the card is not recognized, please refer to the below support site.
• Some accessories are not available in some countries.
• The use of recorded or printed materials that are protected by copyright for any purpose other than personal enjoyment is prohibited, as it would infringe upon the rights of the copyright holder.
• Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

SpecificationsExpand All

  • Metrics
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
  • Optics
    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
    • Aperture
    • Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
    • Intelligent Zoom
    • Lens
    • 2-Speed Zoom
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Digital Zoom
    • Focusing Area
    • AF Assist Lamp
    • Focus
    • AF Metering
    • Shutter Speed
    • Viewfinder
  • Recording
    • File Format
    • Mode Dial / Mode Button
    • Creative Control mode
    • Still Image Scene Mode
    • Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Motion Picture Recording (*2)
    • AVCHD (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures])
    • MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures])
    • AVCHD (Actual recordable time [motion pictures])
    • MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures])
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Auto (AE) Bracketing
    • Light Metering
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Image Quality
    • White Balance
    • Photo Style / Film Mode
    • Color Mode / Color Effect / My color
    • Picture Adjustment
    • Aspect Bracketing
    • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)
    • GPS
    • Wi-FI
    • Zoom in Motion Picture
    • Self Timer
  • Playback
    • Playback Mode
    • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
    • Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback
    • Set Favorites / Rotate Image
    • Show Histogram
    • Show Highlights
    • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
    • Retouch
    • Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling
    • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
    • Cut Animation
    • Video Divide
    • PictBridge Support
  • Setup
    • OSD language
  • Others
    • LCD Monitor
    • Built-in-Flash
    • Recording Media
    • Built-in-Memory
    • Microphone / Speaker
    • Interface
    • Power
    • Battery life (approx.)
    • Included Software
    • Standard Accessories
  • Further Specifications
    • NOTE
    • UPC




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