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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Information and Samples
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Product Specifications

DMC-ZS20(TZ30) Specifications
-K(Black), -S(Silver), -T(Brown), -R(Red), -W(White)
* Availability of models and colors varies depending on the sales area.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
104.9 x 58.9 x 28.2 mm
(4.13 x 2.32 x 1.11 inch)
Weight (Approx.) 184 g (0.41 lb) without Battery and SD Memory Card *180 g (0.40 lb) for China
206 g (0.45 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card *202 g (0.45 lb) for China
Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch High Sensitivity MOS sensor / 15.3 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.3 - 6.4 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 8.0 (W), F6.4 - 8.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 20x
Focal Length f = 4.3 - 86 mm (24 - 480 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
(28 - 560 mm in 35 mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 28.1x (4:3 / 7M), 33.8x (4:3 / 5M), 42.2x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 40x
12 elements in 10 groups
(3 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical Surfaces / 2 ED Lenses)
2-Speed Zoom Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer POWER O.I.S. (On with Active Mode (Only for Motion Picture) / Off)
Digital Zoom 4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity
AF Macro / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom, Quick AF On / Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF (only for motion picture), AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23-area) / 1-area / Spot / Touch Area
Shutter Speed Approx. 15 - 1/2,000 sec
Recording File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif 2.3)
3D Image: MPO
Motion Picture: AVCHD, MP4, QuickTime Motion JPEG (on High-speed Video)
Rec Mode (Mode Dial) Intelligent Auto, P (Program), A (Aperture Priority), S (Shutter Priority), M (Manual), C1 (Custom), C2 (Custom), 3D Photo, Scene, Creative Control
Creative Control Mode Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, High Dynamic, Toy Effect, Miniature, Soft Focus
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, HDR, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, Underwater, High-speed Video
Continuous Shooting Mode
Full-Resolution Image: 10 frames / sec, Max. 10 images
with AF Tracking: 5 frames / sec, 2 frames / sec, Max. 100 images
Intelligent Burst Shooting
High-speed Burst Mode: Approx. 40 frames / sec (recorded in 5M)
Approx. 60 frames / sec (recorded in 2.5M)
Motion Picture Recording*
HD Video: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels [NTSC Model]
AVCHD, 60p (GPH, PSH: 28Mbps) (Sensor output is 60p)
AVCHD, 60i (GFS, FSH: 17Mbps) (Sensor output is 60p)
MP4, 30fps (FHD: 20Mbps) (Sensor output is 30p)
[PAL Model]
AVCHD, 50p (GPH, PSH: 28Mbps) (Sensor output is 50p)
AVCHD, 50i (GFS, FSH: 17Mbps) (Sensor output is 50p)
MP4, 25fps (FHD: 20Mbps) (Sensor output is 25p)
1,280 x 720 pixels [NTSC Model]
AVCHD, 60p (GS, SH: 17Mbps) (Sensor output is 60p)
MP4, 30fps (HD: 10Mbps) (Sensor output is 30p)
[PAL Model]
AVCHD, 50p (GS, SH: 17Mbps) (Sensor output is 50p)
MP4, 25fps (HD: 10Mbps) (Sensor output is 25p)
STD Video: 640 x 480 pixels (VGA) [NTSC Model]
MP4, 30fps (4Mbps)
[PAL Model]
MP4, 25fps (4Mbps)
High Speed Video: 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA), Motion JPEG, 220 fps
(Max. of approx. 4 GB of continuous motion picture can be recorded in MP4. In AVCHD, recording may be continued until the card is full.)
Continuous Recordable Time
(Motion Pictures)*
AVCHD with picture quality set to [GPH, PSH]: Approx. 55 min
AVCHD with picture quality set to [GFS, FSH]: Approx. 65 min
MP4 with picture quality set to [FHD]: Approx. 70 min
Actual Recordable Time
(Motion Pictures)*
AVCHD with picture quality set to [GPH, PSH]: Approx. 30 min
AVCHD with picture quality set to [GFS, FSH]: Approx. 35 min
MP4 with picture quality set to [FHD]: Approx. 40 min
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, ±2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 - 1 EV step, Max. ±1 EV, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity
(Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 - 6400)
Still Image Recording
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4,320 x 3,240 pixels (14M),
3,648 x 2,736 pixels (10M EZ),
3,072 x 2,304 pixels (7M EZ),
2,560 x 1,920 pixels (5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,536 pixels (3M EZ),
640 x 480 pixels (0.3M EZ)
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 4,320 x 2,880 pixels (12.5M),
3,648 x 2,432 pixels (9M EZ),
3,072 x 2,048 pixels (6M EZ),
2,560 x 1,712 pixels (4.5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,360 pixels (2.5M EZ),
640 x 424 pixels (0.3M EZ)
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 4,320 x 2,432 pixels (10.5M),
3,648 x 2,056 pixels (7.5M EZ),
3,072 x 1,728 pixels (5.5M EZ),
2,560 x 1,440 pixels (3.5M EZ),
1,920 x 1,080 pixels (2M EZ),
640 x 360 pixels (0.2M EZ)
1:1 Aspect Ratio: 3,232 x 3,232 pixels (10.5M)
2,736 x 2,736 pixels (7.5M EZ)
2,304 x 2,304 pixels (5.5M EZ)
1,920 x 1,920 pixels (3.5M EZ)
1,536 x 1,536 pixels (2.5M EZ)
480 x 480 pixels (0.2M EZ)
Image Quality Fine / Standard (3D Mode: MPO Fine / MPO Standard)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set / White Balance Adjustment
Color Mode Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Vivid (in P / A / S / M Mode), Happy (only in iA Mode)
Digital Red-Eye Correction
(Red-Eye Removal)
GPS Yes * Not available on the DMC-ZS20 for China.
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec
Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, GPS Area*, Travel, Category, Favorites), Calendar Playback
* Not available on the DMC-ZS20 for China.
Thumbnails /
Zoomed Playback
12, 30 thumbnails /
Yes (Touch Magnification)
Calendar Display Yes
Set Favorites Yes
Show Histogram Yes
DPOF Print Setting /
Set Protection
Yes /
Retouch Creative Retouch / Auto Retouch
Resize /
Yes /
Copy /
Title Edit /
Text Stamp
Yes /
Yes /
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Vietnamese
* Check the website of Panasonic sales company in your country / region or ask customer support for details of the OSD language available on the products sold in your country / region.
LCD 3.0" (7.5 cm) TFT Touch Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating
Field of View: Approx. 100%
Auto Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode
Built-in Flash Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6 - 6.4 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.3 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in Memory Approx. 12 MB
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono
Interface mini HDMI, AV Output, USB2.0 High Speed
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895 mAh)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Included, connect with USB cable, playback only)
Battery Life**
260 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Included Software LUMIX Map Tool*, PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.1 Premium Edition, Adobe Reader
* Not available on the DMC-ZS20 for China.
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap, DVD (Map included)
* Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the standard accessories on the products that are available in your market.

- These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 °C (73.4 °F) and a humidity of 50%RH.
- The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use.
- Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc.

[For NTSC Areas]
- Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [AVCHD] is 29 minutes 59 seconds. (excluding when [GS] or [SH] is set)
- Motion pictures in [MP4] can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. Also, motion picture recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4 GB.

[For European PAL Areas]
• Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds in European PAL areas. Also, motion picture recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4 GB.

- Use a card with SD Speed Class* with "Class 4" or higher when recording videos.
* SD Speed Class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.

Recording conditions by CIPA standard
- CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].
- Temperature: 23 °C (73.4 °F) / Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on.
- Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB).
- Using the supplied battery.
- Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].)
- Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.
- Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording.
- Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases.