An 18.1-million-pixel sensor and massive 30x optical zoom range, plus Wi-Fi, GPS and raw image capture, suggest that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 could be one of the best travel compact cameras produced. But can it live up to our expectations? Read the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review...
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review – White balance and colour
Only a few options are available in the TZ60’s white balance menu. These include AWB, daylight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, white set and white set setting. White set allows users to change the Kelvin setting manually, while white set setting samples a section from the middle of the image and sets the white balance from that. I found the AWB (auto) setting is accurate, particularly in fluorescent or incandescent lighting, although it is sometimes a touch too warm in tungsten lighting. Daylight, cloudy, shade and incandescent lighting can all be adjusted to preference by tapping the display button in the white balance menu. In general, the TZ60’s colour rendition gave pleasant and accurate, true-to-scene colours.
Although there are no colour profiles available, the TZ60 does feature a wealth of filters and scene modes. In creative control mode, users can select one of 15 different filters, including sepia, cross-processing and – my favourite – dynamic monochrome. These can also be added to images post-capture using the retouch menu.