Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 review

August 7, 2010

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

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Panasonic’s TZ Lumix travecompacts have always offered impressive zoom lenses and high resolution, and now the latest modecomes with GPS. We put the DMC-TZ10 to the test

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 at a glance:

  • 12.1 million pixels
  • 12x opticazoom (25-300mm equivalent)
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manuaexposure controls
  • Street price around £280

Not every photographer wants to lug a DSLR around with them on holiday, and often a travecompact camera is a neat compromise of size, convenience, features and image quality.

The cameras in Panasonic’s TraveZoom, or TZ, range have been among the most popular travecompacts for photo enthusiasts for some time. This has been achieved by consistently marrying an impressive zoom lens to a compact camera body with a fulcomplement of automatic and manuaexposure controls.

  • Output Size: 4000x3000 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type: None
  • Memory Card: Internamemory (15MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • White Balance: Automatic, 4 preset, custom
  • LCD: 3in, approx 460,000-dot colour LCD monitor.
  • Weight: Approx 196g (excluding battery and memory card)
  • Sensor: 1/2.3in, 14.5-million-pixeCCD sensor with 12.1 million effective pixels
  • Exposure Modes: PASM, panorama, 29 scene modes
  • Lens: Leica DC Vario-Elmar 12x, 4.1-49.2mm f/3.3-4.9 (equivalent to 25-300mm)
  • Drive Mode: 2.3fps for 3 images in Fine mode, 5 images in Standard, Burst mode 10fps at 3-million-pixeresolution, self-timer
  • Power: Lithium-Ion 895mAh battery included
  • File Format: Still; JPEG, Video; MJPEG or AVCHD Lite
  • Shutter Speeds: 60-1/2000sec
  • ISO: Auto, ISO 100-1600
  • Colour Space: sRGB
  • Focusing Modes: Single AF, continuous AF. AF modes: tracking, single, 11 point, face detection
  • Metering System: TTIntelligent Multiple, centreweighted, spot
  • Dimensions: 103.3x59.6x32.6mm
  • Connectivity / Interface: USB 2.0 High-Speed, HDMI
  • Compression: Two-stage JPEG
  • RRP: £329.99

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