Panasonic has introduced a new compact camera, the Lumix DMC-ZS20 which is known as the Lumix DMC-TZ30 outside North America. This is claimed as the world’s slimmest camera to have 20x optical zoom lens with just 28mm thickness. It has a 24mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with Nano Surface Coating technology. Its Creative Retouch mode offers users six filters including; Toy Effect, Soft Focus, Dynamic Monochrome, Expressive, High Key and Retro for artistic effects. Just have a look on the below features list to know more about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30/ZS20.
Powerful 20x Optical Zoom
The DMC-ZS20(TZ30)'s powerful 20x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-480mm) draws your subjects right up close, and lets you freely capture decisive sports scenes, along with the natural expressions of people and animals, and details that you can't even see with your bare eyes.
In addition, this single camera lets you record 20x zoom in video recording. It makes the DMC-ZS20(TZ30) twice as attractive.
14.1-megapixel MOS Sensor
The 14.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor is newly developed for the DMC-ZS20(TZ30) for even higher image quality. This boasts better S/N ratio compared with the 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor in the DMC-ZS10(TZ20). Together with the performance of the Venus Engine, quality of image shot in low-lit situations is dramatically improved reducing the noise to its half level*.
1920 x 1080 60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL) Full HD Video in AVCHD Progressive Format
The DMC-ZS20(TZ30) can record high-resolution full HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL) videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. Upgrading the full HD recording capability from interlaced to progressive, subjects with fast motion or fine details are reproduced even more clearly.
MP4 Format Recording
The DMC-ZS20(TZ30) can also record full HD 1,920 x 1,080 30p (NTSC) / 25p (PAL) videos in MP4 format. This format is suitable for editing videos on a computer or uploading those to websites.
60p (NTSC) /50p (PAL) Progressive Recording
1080/60p / 1080/50p (progressive) conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording. Whereas interlacing requires two images to produce a complete picture, the progressive method records a single image as a complete picture. It creates intricate detail and silky smooth motion. Even when subjects move quickly, afterimages are minimized to create more natural images.
Only half of the image data is reproduced in each picture.
Reproduces all of image data in a single picture.
GPS System with World Map Information
The DMC-ZS20(TZ30) is acclaimed as an excellent travel companion because of a host of travel-friendly functions represented by the built-in GPS system. You can copy the map data of designated city to an SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card out of a bundled map DVD which comprehends detailed map of approx. 90 countries worldwide on a scale of 1/25,000 or more precise.
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