The compact Panasonic camera snags memories before they disappear into the ether, preserving them as crystal-clear 16-megapixel images. A high-resolution CCD sensor works in tandem with a built-in optical image stabilizer designed to prevent blurriness without damaging image quality. Far-off vistas and phone-bill fine print feel up close and personal thanks to a 21x optical zoom. The Lumix also records HD video in 1280x720p, which budding filmmakers can preview on the camera’s large 3-inch LCD display.
- Compact digital camera with 16.1-megapixel resolution
- 21x optical zoom
- Optical image stabilizer reduces blurriness when photos are taken with shaky hands or atop a sprinting cheetah
- 3-inch LCD display screen
- 720p HD video
- Face-detection technology, as well as an intelligent-exposure feature that evenly distributes brightness throughout images
- Dynamic panoramic images overlays photos shot horizontally or vertically
- Dimensions: 4.69”x3.02”x3.14”
In the Box: Digital-camera unit, alkaline batteries, lens cap, lens-cap string, AV cable, USB connection cable, CD-ROM, shoulder strap, owner’s manual
- $179 for a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20K digital camera ($249.99 list price)
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