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Panasonic Lumix fz20 digital Camera
Location: Wales - Prestatyn
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Don't much about this camera only what I have read on the net a good camera quit expensive when new in used but very good condition comes with two batteries and charger and leather bag The FZ20 is powered by a Lithium Ion pack that sits beside the SD card slot under a sturdy spring-hinged cover. The battery pack has a retaining clip, so there is no chance of it falling out when changing cards. Battery life was impressive - Panasonic quotes 240 shots using the LCD (270 with the EVF, using CIPA standard testing). We certainly found it good enough for a whole day's shooting. Below the battery compartment is a sprung 'click in, click out' SD/MMC card slot.
The FZ20's ports are now grouped together under a small, sprung cover on the left of the camera (viewed from the rear). Here you'll find a mini USB port (USB 2.0 Full Speed; USB 2.0-speak for slow old USB 1.1 - 12Mbits/ sec), which also doubles as an AV output using the supplied cable and the DC-in socket (for the optional AC adaptor). There's also a socket for the optional DMW-RS1 l remote control.
The pop-up flash is activated manually by a small button on the rear of the camera. It is fairly high - around 1.5 inches from the top of the lens barrel, which should help minimize red-eye, and fairly powerful. With auto ISO you can use the flash from around 30cm to 7.0m, and it recycles very quickly. All the usual flash options (on, off, red-eye reduction, slow synch) are available; the red-eye reduction system is a simple single pre flash (around 0.8 seconds before the main exposure).
Serious photographers will welcome the inclusion of a standard hot shoe use with external flashguns. It's a non-dedicated shoe, so you can use any flash that conforms to ISO 10330 (trigger voltage of under 24 volts). The built-in flash cannot be used at the same time as an external unit.