The features are simple to use even if you have never used a camera before and everything is logically placed. The camera takes crisp and clear photos and the optical zoom on the camera is amazing. ISO view large image. Nikon’s Coolpix P has moved the zoom needle from ‘absurd’ to ‘ludicrous,’ with an equivalent focal length of mm. The 10X optical zoom is more than enough to cover almost every situation for a point and shoot camera. Nov 7, 18 video. There’s also “motion blur” – the blurring that can result if your subject like children or pets move even a little in low lighting.

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The TZ4 wanted to freeze up for several seconds when trying to lock focus at the long end of the zoom, but I was unable to induce even remotely similar performance with the TZ5 regardless of AF or shooting mode.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Review

Intelligent Luix Technology Just turn the dial to “iA” and say good-bye to complicated settings. Only drawback is the camera is little heavier but as it as 10X optical zoom so no complaints and play and power button can be of push button type rather than sliding once as it is prone to break.

The parameters from this simpler menu, plus several others, are also accessible via a master page menu. The third I like is the big 3″ LCD screen, one you used a camera with 3″ screen, you will don’t like any one with smaller screen.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ5 9.1MP Digital Camera – Black

It can take up to 1. As with the previous camera, shutter lag is a nearly imperceptible. Before buy I spend many hours reading reviews and tests before I settled for the TZ And finally, i the size of it seemed to be a con at first, but it really is smaller than it seems, it is pocket sized without a doubt. Skip to main content. Save on Digital Cameras Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.


When you’re done shooting for the day, just connect the camera to an HDTV and you’re ready to view your still shots and motion images in high-definition beauty.

Panasonic Lumix TZ5 Specs – CNET

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The controls are intuitive so they don’t distract from the dive experience. Panasonic uses a variant of the same interface seen in other recent Lumix cams for the TZ5, with an kumix Quick Menu providing fast access to commonly adjusted parameters while shooting.

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I am glad I bought it. Im very satisfied with the Leica lens and the quality of the images but what has surprised me most is the imagination and creativity of the Panasonic technicians. Image quality and performance testing cited in this review is specific to the TZ5, however. Big zoom in small size camera. Nov 8, It’s big, heavy, expensive and it gave us a headache. With the camera choosing the settings for you, you’ll get beautiful results every time you shoot, no matter what the scene or subject.

Color is good, and exposure was always dead-on in Intelligent Auto mode. In terms of modes, the TZ5 covers all the bases, with red-eye reduction and a slow sync mode for night shots joining the standard auto and fill options. The camera will not only help eliminate blurring from hand-shake or subject movement, but it will also initialize the Face Detection system and automatically select the focus, exposure and scene modes for the best results.


With this concern cleared up, the top-of-the-line TZ camera is an unqualified success where speed and AF performance are concerned. Warm view large image.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5: Digital Photography Review

Pros 10x Leica lens still great Fast AF and good all-around speed Vibrant color with plenty of punch HD movie recording capabilities Cons Noise reduction still too intrusive Some weird screen bugs in bright shooting situations Macro mode dodgy at times No manual controls. There seems to be some push toward slight underexposure on the TZ5 — definitely not a bad thing, as the camera retains maximum detail and avoids the slightly washed out look of shots from its predecessor.

On land, the Lumix was great too, from taking pictures in heavy shade to full sun and it handled the quickly changing light of sunsets easily.

Unfortunately this camera is not perfect. We spent an evening with the Z7 at DEFY Wrestling, which offered plenty of peak action and tricky lighting – see the results in our updated sample gallery.