Any Suggestions Welcome zs20

Started May 29, 2012 | Discussions
taffee2222
Forum MemberPosts: 74
Like?
Any Suggestions Welcome zs20
May 29, 2012

Hi.....I should be receiving the zs20 this week. Any tips/suggestions would be welcomed. This will be my first panasonic camera. I haven't bought a camera for about 3 yrs...I am familiar with canon and olympus, but wanted to try something different. I had looked around and it was between the sx31mr or panasonic, I really didn't want to spend another 100.00 and thought this zs20 fit my needs. I wanted something compact....those dslr's/lenses are getting too heavy and wanted to be able to sllip it into a pocket as well. I do mainly landscape/architectural photography, around the city and the lakefront. I tend to underexpose my shots as well...I like the effect...so will this HDR be helping in that area? I like to experiment too...I'm not afraid to fool around with the controls....sometimes you get the best shots that way as well as learning. I would have been happy with the z19...i don't need the gps....but it was cheaper with the gps, so I guess I'll try it, then probably keep it turned off. One more question.....are there battery chargers to buy for this? The ones I looked at online looked like they connected to your car....maybe it was just the shot tho. Thanks for any help from anyone....nt

Diggadonkey
Junior MemberPosts: 46
Like?
Re: Any Suggestions Welcome zs20
In reply to taffee2222, May 29, 2012

I just bought this camera myself, and I got a Panasonic battery charger for it:
Panasonic DE-A65BA BATTERY CHARGER

I also bought a spare battery for it:
Pearstone DMW-BCG10 BATTERY f/ PANASONIC
(cheaper alternative to the Panasonic battery)

I ordered these at B&H Photo in NYC. I hope that helps!

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
taffee2222
Forum MemberPosts: 74
Like?
Re: Any Suggestions Welcome zs20
In reply to Diggadonkey, May 29, 2012

Digagadonkey....thanks.....I did order the battery with the camera but didn't notice the charger.....I see they're out now, signed up to be notified....will keep checking as well...thanks much..nt

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Erik Ohlson
Forum ProPosts: 12,736
Like?
Re: Any Suggestions Welcome zs20
In reply to taffee2222, May 29, 2012

Welcome aboard!

There have been many threads discussing this camera. Use the "search" function for "ZS20" & "ZS19".

Here are a couple of threads to get you started:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1033&message=41238792
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1033&message=41366221

I Myself have the ZS19 (ZS 20 without GPS) and am quite satisfied with it - going to Japan in a couple of days with it.

-Erik
--
DP Review Supporter.

'He who hesitates is not only lost - he's miles from the next Exit.'
http://www.flickr.com/ohlsonmh/ ohlsonmh@yahoo.com

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum MMy threads