Lumix FZ-20

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Justin, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Justin

    Justin Guest

    Anyone here got the new Panasonic DMC FZ-20 digital yet? I have read a heap
    of good reviews and so placed an order for one, just want to hear feedback
    from anyone who has already got one.
    Justin, Oct 26, 2004
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  2. Justin

    DNX Guest

    Mine should arrive tomorrow (in Hobart). I've also got a Raynox adapter on
    its way and i'm looking at getting a TCON-17 tele lens, WCON-07 wide angle
    lens and macro lenses.

    DNX, Oct 26, 2004
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  3. Justin

    Geoff Guest

    I have had mine for about a month now. Still getting used to it. Although
    I bought an extra rechargeable battery, this may not be necessary as the
    recharge time is pretty quick.
    Also, you will need a bigger SD card than what comes with the camera. 16meg
    does not cut it.
    Geoff, Oct 26, 2004
  4. Justin

    PC Guest

    I got my WCON-07 from Hong Kong for my FZ-2 ,
    nice wide angle lens, and I paid A$90 for that.
    PC, Oct 26, 2004
  5. Justin

    Justin Guest

    I see a lot of cheap SD cards on eBay etc, but how do I know which ones are
    good (or fast)?

    Justin, Oct 27, 2004
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    Danny Rohr Guest

    Sandisk Ultra 2's should be fast enough and they are pretty cheap lately.
    You will be able to get a 512MB one for under $100.

    Danny Rohr, Oct 27, 2004
  7. I heard good "reviews" or should I say vews BUY it has no wide angle
    capabiities on the lens. There some that start with 28 mm @ 35 mm
    equivalents but not this one. There is the canon pro 1 which is more
    expensive (8 mehap) - but then I hear some problems with it regarding
    I would also like to hear opioins about the lumix and how it comares to the
    various 8 megapixels.
    Gedeon Herschberg, Nov 3, 2004
  8. Justin

    dnas Guest

    No ultrazoom camera has a lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of
    less than 35mm. The FZ20 has 36-432mm, while the FZ10 has 35-420mm.

    Any camera with less than about 40mm would be considered wide angle,
    the FZ10 & FZ20 have more wide angle than most other ultrazooms.
    e.g. Olympus C770 has a 38-380mm.

    I have an FZ10 and it great.
    dnas, Nov 3, 2004
  9. Justin

    Gedeon Guest

    I do not think so.
    I think that the canon pro 1 has azoom from 28-200 (35mm equiv) and there
    are others - I think the minolta/konika has a similar lens.
    Gedeon, Nov 4, 2004
  10. Justin

    dnas Guest

    I don't know if I'd class a 7x zoom as an ultra zoom camera. This is
    usually reserved for cameras with 10x zoom or more.... I suppose it's
    a fine point. I also have an older 8x zoom camera, which I don't call
    an ultrazoom.

    I tend to call the 5x-7x zoom with 28mm equivalent wide as being wide
    angle extended zooms.
    dnas, Nov 5, 2004
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