There’s a saying in fashion – “This is in” – which seems to have become sort of a new age mantra. At least, the developers at Panasonic, the Japan-based consumer electronics giant, seem to have taken it to heart as is evident from their recently unveiled line of high-performance compact cameras. Among these, the Lumix DMC – ZS20 takes the center stage.
Touted as the world’s thinnest camera, the ZS20 is a TravelerZoom camera that marries elegance and is the latest in visual technology to create a camera that is bound to leave techies wanting more.
- The battle for the highest zoom in the thinnest body goes on with the ZS20. High-tech Leica lens begin at an ultra-wide angle of 24mm and extends up to 480mm all fitting perfectly inside a metallic body that’s only 1.1 inches thick, thus giving it the most zoom for its depth.
- Comes with built-in GPS technology as well as a USB charging port.
- A bundled DVD contains map data which can be installed on the camera to provide detailed world-wide maps of important regions on a scale of 1/25,000 or more precise.
- The ZS20 is available in a wide array of colour choices comprising of black, white, silver and red.
- The ZS20 is fully capable of having optical zoom of up to 20x.
- Full HD videos can be recorded with ease in AVCHD format at 60p.
- Ghosting effects and flares are taken to minimum due to its Nano Surface coating.
- A 3-inch 460K-dot-resolution touchscreen LCD showcases images perfectly.
- A 14.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and Venus Engine Image processor gives burst shots of up to 10fps at full resolution.
- Manual settings are also available.
- New modes for easy panorama capture and HDR photos for more balanced exposures.
Priced at $349.99, the ZS20 will be made available sometime in March. So get ready, point, and shoot!