Panasonic announces sixth-generation travel zoom LUMIX cameras

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ20 and LUMIX DMC-TZ18 to offer 16x zoom lenses, 14-megapixel sensors

Panasonic today announced the latest additions to its series of popular travel zoom cameras: the LUMIX DMC-TZ20 and the LUMIX DMC-TZ18. These are the sixth generation of Travel Zoom cameras, which are both perfect for travellers who want a versatile but pocket-sized camera that's very easy to carry.

Read reviews of the previous Panasonic LUMIX Travel Zoom cameras: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ10, Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ8, Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ7.

The Panasonic LUMIX TZ20 and Panasonic LUMIX TZ18 digital cameras both have very similar designs, and both feature a 14-megapixel and a 16x zoom lens, which has a 24mm wide angle and a 384mm tele-zoom angle.

There are still plenty of differences between the TZ20 and TZ18, however. The sensors in both the TZ20 and the TZ18 may have the same number of pixels, but the sensor in the TZ18 is a regular CCD, while the sensor in the TZ20 is a MOS sensor similar to the one found in the LUMIX FX700.

Using its mechanical shutter, the TZ20 has a claimed burst rate of 10 frames per second (fps), and using its electronic shutter it can shoot at 5fps. The TZ18 shoots less than two frames per second. The TZ20 also has the ability to shoot Full HD video; it can also shoot slow motion video at 220fps. Meanwhile, the TZ18 can shoot in only HD.

Other features that distinguish the TZ20 from the TZ18 are a touchscreen interface that allows you to select a focus point simply by pointing at it on the screen, and also a built-in GPS module so that your photos can easily be tagged with the location in which they were shot. The TZ20 can also shoot 3D images thanks to a new 3D Photo mode.

The Panasonic LUMIX TZ20 is priced at $599, while the Panasonic LUMIX TZ18 will have an RPP of $499. Both cameras will be available in Australia in April.

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