Panasonic DMC-LZ20 Leaflet (en)

Standard accessories
Inserting the card (optional)/the batteries
Names and Functions of Main Parts
Dear Customer,
Thank you for choosing Panasonic!
You have purchased one of the most sophisticated and reliable products on the 
market today. Used properly, we’re sure it will bring you and your family years 
of enjoyment. Please take time to fill in the information on the below. The serial 
number is on the tag located on the underside of your camera. Be sure to 
this manual as your convenient camera information source.
Date of Purchase
Dealer Phone No.
Dealer Purchased From
Model No.
Dealer Address
Serial No.
Please note that the actual controls and components, menu items, etc. of your 
Digital Camera may look somewhat different from those shown in the illustrations in 
this Owner’s Manual.
Carefully observe copyright laws.
 •Recording of pre-recorded tapes or discs or other published or broadcast 
material for purposes other than your own private use may infringe copyright 
laws. Even for the purpose of private use, recording of certain material may be 
Information for Your Safety
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage,
 •Do not expose this unit to rain, moisture, dripping or splashing.
 •Use only the recommended accessories.
 •Do not remove covers.
 •Do not repair this unit by yourself. Refer servicing to qualified 
service personnel.
About the batteries
 •Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only 
with the type recommended by the manufacturer.
 •When disposing the batteries, please contact your local authorities 
or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
 •Do not heat or expose to flame.
 •Do not leave the battery(ies) in a car exposed to direct sunlight for a long period 
of time with doors and windows closed.
Basic Owner’s 
Digital Camera
Model No.
Before connecting, operating or 
adjusting this product, please read the 
instructions completely.
More detailed instructions on the operation of 
this camera are contained in “Owner’s Manual 
for advanced features (PDF format)” in the 
supplied CD-ROM. Install it on your PC to read it.
© Panasonic Corporation 2012
Printed in China
Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America, 
Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094
For USA and Puerto Rico assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or, 
contact us via the web at:
FCC Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits 
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. 
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against 
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment 
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not 
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause 
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no 
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If 
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television 
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and 
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or 
more of the following measures:
 •Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
 •Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
 •Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which 
the receiver is connected.
 •Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution:  To assure continued compliance, follow the attached 
installation instructions and use only shielded interface 
cables with ferrite core when connecting to computer or 
peripheral devices.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party 
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate 
this equipment.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: Panasonic
Model No.:  DMC-LZ20
Responsible Party:  Panasonic Corporation of 
North America  
One Panasonic Way, 
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Support Contact:    Panasonic Consumer 
Marketing Company of 
North America  
1-800-211-PANA (7262)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC 
Rules. Operation is subject to the following 
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause 
harmful interference, and (2) this device must 
accept any interference received, including 
interference that may cause undesired 
Cautions for Use
 •Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one.
 •Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
Keep this unit as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such 
as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.).
 •If you use this unit on top of or near a TV, the pictures and/or sound on this unit 
may be disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.
 •Do not use this unit near cell phones because doing so may result in noise 
adversely affecting the pictures and/or sound.
 •Recorded data may be damaged, or pictures may be distorted, by strong 
magnetic fields created by speakers or large motors.
 •Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by microprocessors may adversely 
affect this unit, disturbing the pictures and/or sound.
 •If this unit is adversely affected by electromagnetic equipment and stops 
functioning properly, turn this unit off and remove the battery. Then reinsert the 
battery and turn this unit on.
Do not use this unit near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines.
 •If you record near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines, the recorded pictures 
and/or sound may be adversely affected.
-If you see this symbol-
Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the 
European Union
This symbol is only valid in the European Union.
If you wish to discard this product, please contact your 
local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method 
of disposal.
Check that all the accessories are supplied before using the camera.
Alkaline batteries
USB connection 
AV cable
Shoulder strap
Lens Cap/ 
Lens Cap String
 •If any accessories are lost, customers should contact Panasonic’s 
parts department at 1 800 833-9626 for further information about 
obtaining replacement parts.
 •For information about optional accessories, refer to the “Digital 
Camera Accessory System”.
 •Please dispose of all packaging appropriately.
 •Keep small parts in a safe place out of the reach of children.
   The software compatible with your PC will be installed.
– PHOTOfunSTUDIO (Windows XP/Vista/7)
–  LoiLoScope 30 day full trial version (Windows XP/Vista/7) 
(This will only install a shortcut to the trial version download site.)
Operating environment of PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.2 LE
Windows XP
(32 bit) SP3
Windows Vista
(32 bit) SP2
Windows 7
(32 bit/64 bit) and SP1
Pentium III 500 MHz  
or higher
Pentium III 800 MHz  
or higher
Pentium III 1 GHz  
or higher
512 MB or more
1 GB or more (32 bit)
2 GB or more (64 bit)
Free hard disk space: 450 MB or more for installing software
Open the card/battery door
Insert the batteries or card
 •Make sure that their orientation is correct.
Usable batteries
 •LR6/AA Alkaline batteries
 •HR6/AA Rechargeable Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries
Do not use batteries other than those listed above.
Recording capacity guidelines
Supplied batteries or 
optional Panasonic 
alkaline batteries
Fully-charged Panasonic 
Ni-MH batteries  
(optional, when the battery 
capacity is 1900 mAh)
Number of recordable 
Approx. 380 pictures
Approx. 540 pictures
Recording time
Approx. 190 min.
Approx. 270 min.
Playback time
Approx. 430 min.
Approx. 560 min.
Please note that the performance of alkaline batteries significantly 
decreases in low temperature conditions.
Recording conditions by CIPA standard
Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent 
The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. Set the date and 
time before using the camera.
We recommend using the 
supplied shoulder strap to 
avoid dropping the camera.
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Taking pictures
1. Power button
Use this to turn the camera 
on and off.
2. Shutter button
Use this to focus and record 
to focus
to record
3. Mode dial
Use this to select the recording 
4. Flash
5. Zoom lever
6. Microphone
7. Speaker
 •Do not cover the speaker with 
your fingers.
Viewing your pictures
8. Playback button
 Press the Playback button
 Press     to select the picture
 •Press [ ] to delete the 
displayed picture.
9. Cursor button
10. [DISP.] button
11. [Q.MENU] / [ ] (Delete) / 
[ ] (Cancel) button
12. [AV OUT/DIGITAL] socket
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Power Source
DC 6 V     LR6/AA Alkaline batteries (4)
DC 4.8 V   HR6/AA Rechargeable Ni-MH  
(nickel metal hydride) batteries (4)
When recording: 1.6 W
When playing back: 1.0 W
effective pixels
16,100,000 pixels
Optical 21× zoom     f=4.5 mm to 94.5 mm  
(35 mm film camera equivalent: 25 mm to 525 mm)/ 
F3.1 (Max. Wide) to F5.8 (Max. Tele)
Image Stabilizer Optical method
LCD monitor
3.0” TFT LCD (4:3) (Approx. 460,800 dots) 
(field of view ratio about 100%)
Flash range:  (ISO AUTO) Approx. 0.6 m (2.0 feet) 
to 6.8 m (22 feet) (Max. Wide)
Built-in Memory (Approx. 100 MB) /  
SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card /  
SDXC Memory Card
Recording file 
JPEG (still picture)
QuickTime Motion JPEG (motion pictures with audio)
USB 2.0 (High Speed)
Analog video
NTSC Composite
Audio line output (Monaural)
AV OUT/DIGITAL: Dedicated jack (8 pin)
Approx. 119.1 mm (W) × 76.5 mm (H) × 79.8 mm (D)
[4.69” (W) × 3.02” (H) × 3.14” (D)]
(excluding the projection part)
Mass (weight)
With card and batteries: Approx. 499   (1.1 lb)
Excluding card and batteries: Approx. 390   (0.86 lb)
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
(Operating humidity: 10%RH to 80%RH)
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