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Low light situation

How this camera works in low light situations or next-to no light situation where a flash can not be used?

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Re: Low light situation

Where the Panasonic FZ-20 does very well, is with conditions where you need a long zoom under low light. Most lenses will lose light as they are zoomed out. The Leica lens in the FZ-20 does not lose light when zoomed. No matter which camera you are using, you will have to use the manual controls for the best results. So learning about exposure and how to use it, is necessary.

Posted on Sep 04, 2005

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