Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Review - Test shots: Zoom, Contrast and Colour Review

”’Here are some general test shots taken with the TZ20 to give an idea of performance ability when it comes to image quality, dynamic range, colour rendition and focal range.”’


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Another macro shot, this time taken in the golden light of a late afternoon. If anything the TZ20 has delivered a rather naturalistic colour display – the grass really was that verdant at the time, and in the mind’s eye at least the flowers appeared an even deeper shade of yellow in real life.


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If you leave the camera on iA (Intelligent Auto mode) for point and shoot operation it will reward you with images such as this – vivid colours delivered courtesy of the camera selecting landscape mode as the most apt setting for this particular scene. Good results with minimal fuss is the order of the day with the TZ20, and the same could really be said of the Lumix range in general.


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A telephoto shot from the same vantage point and we’re back to a more subdued, naturalist colour palette, and again, here we have an image that would benefit from a bit more contrast to really help that statue stand apart from the background.


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Another telephoto shot – this time at maximum zoom and of a subject everybody knows in the fading light of late afternoon. We’d have preferred a little more in the way of sharpness, but as a hand held capture from some distance away, the quality here isn’t bad at all.


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Trusted Score


Score in detail

  • Value 7
  • Image Quality 8

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