The DMC-FZ20K has a 12x optical lens system that is equivalent to 36mm to 432mm in a 35mm film camera. It comprises 13 lenses in eight groups, including three aspherical lenses and boasts F2.8 brightness across the entire zoom range. Plus,the DMC-FZ20K also provides 4x digital zooming1--combine that with the 12x optical zoom to get up to 48x zoom power for ultra-long-distance telephoto shots.
Jitter from shaky hands is one of the main reasons why cameras produce blurry images. We don't expect everyone to have hands of stone when taking pictures--that's why Lumix cameras help solve the problem of unsteady hands with advanced MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer technology.
The DMC-FZ20K has a built-in gyrosensor that detects any hand movement and relays a signal to a tinymicrocomputer inside the camera, which instantly calculates the compensation needed. A linear motor then shifts the Optical Image Stabilizer lens as necessary to guide incoming light from the image straight to the CCD. You won't even notice it working--all you'll see are the outstanding results!
The LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT2 lens on the DMC-FZ20K follows in the Leica traditionof excellence. Although it is small in size, it has a large, bright aperture, meeting Leica's stringent quality standards.
A Leica multi-coating process applied to the lens helps to prevent the fogging caused by flare, and ghosts that can result from excessive light. Even enlarged images captured by the DMC-FZ20K are crisp and clear--right to the edges.
Thanks to the high-performance Venus Engine II LSI, shutter release time lag isreduced to approximately 0.008 seconds and the shutter interval to only around 0.4 seconds3. This gives the DMC-FZ20K a super-fast response that lets you snap off consecutive shots at 3 frames per second with full resolution.
And the Unlimited Consecutive Shooting function4 allows unlimited consecutive shooting up to the capacity of the SD Memory Card in the camera--ideal for capturing fast-moving objects in high resolution.
Like doing things for yourself? Then why not give the Auto Focus a rest and try taking some pictures with the DMC-FZ20K's Manual Focus feature. Simply flick theFocus button on the side of the lens to MF (Manual Focus) and you're ready to go.
If you need to check the focus, our Manual Focus Assist function enlarges the center part of the image in the viewfinder or LCD monitor by 3x for easy viewing.
Want more control? The Manual Exposure Mode allows you to select the aperture and shutter speed of your choice. You can even see how much your setting differs from the setting the camera considers optimal with the Manual Exposure Assist function.
|Image sensor||CCD: 1/2.5", 5.36 Total Megapixel, CCD Primary Color Filter|
|Lens||Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens, 13 Elements in 8 Groups, (3 Aspherical Lenses/3 Aspherical Surfaces, 1 ED Lens).|
|Digital Zoom||4x, (up to 48x Total Zoom when combined with 12x Optical Zoom).|
|Optical viewfinder||0.33" diagonol Color EVF (114k pixels), Field of view: approx. 100%.|
|LCD monitor||2.0" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (130k pixels), Field of view: approx. 100%.|
|Autofocus method||Auto Focus System, Normal/Macro (Dial), Continuous AF On/Off, Manual Focus (Ring), One-shot AF.|
|Focusing range||Normal, Wide: 0.98 feet, Tele: 6.56 feet-Infinity Macro, A/S/M mode: Wide: 0.16 feet; Tele: 6.56 feet-Infinity.|
|Shutter speeds||8 - 1/2,000 sec.|
|Exposure control methodá||Program AE (Program Shift (P mode), Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV, SCN1, SCN2: Portrait, Sports, Landscape, Night Landscape, Panning, Night Portraight, Fireworks, Party, Snow, Moving Image, Playback|
|Self-timer||10 seconds / 2 seconds.|
|Sensitivity (equivalent film speed)||Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400|
|White balance||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Halogen / Flash / White Set White Balance Adjustment (except for Auto WB).|
|Built-in flash operating modes||Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On / Off, Flash Output Adjustment (1/3EV step, -2 +2EV), 0.98 - 22.97 feet (ISO Auto).|
|Terminals for external flash||External Flash Hot Shoe|
|Storage media||Media: SD Memory Card and Multimedia Card.|
|Image recording format||TIFF, Motion Image (Quick Time Motion JPEG).|
|Image-quality modes||TIFF / Fine / Standard.|
|Resloution Modes||2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 1920 x 1080, Motion Image: 320 x 240|
|Movie Recording||Motion Image (Quick Time Motion JPEG): 30 or 10 fps (320 x 240 pixels)|
|Audio annotation||Still Image Recording with Audio: 5 seconds, Audio Dubbing: Maximum of 10 Seconds.|
|Interface||DC Input, A/V Output (NTSC / PAL), USB|
|Power Source||Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 680 mAh)(Included), Battery Charger (Input: 110-240V AC)(Included). Battery Life: Up to 240 pictures (CIPA Standard) Up to 270 pictures with EVF.|
|Video Output||A/V Output (NTSC / PAL)|
|Dimensions||Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.43" x 5.02" x 4.18"|
|System requirements||Each ArcSoft® program requires Microsoft®Windows®98, Windows®98SE, Windows®Me, Windows®2000, Windows®XP or Macintosh®OS 9 - OS X (Classic mode).|
|Special features||Playback Mode 9-Thumbnail Display, Zoomed Playback (16x max), Image Rotation, Slide Show, Resizing, Trimming, Protection, DPOF Setting. Included ArcSoft® Software: ArcSoft® PhotoImpression, ArcSoft® Panorama Maker, ArcSoft® PhotoBase.|