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
Build and Handling
Clearly, a travecompact needs to be easily transportable, and the TZ10 fits comfortably, and unobtrusively, into a trouser or jacket pocket. This is an impressive feat given the focalength of the zoom, which is packed into the sturdy plastic body.
Despite its compact size, the TZ10 is easy to operate, with a diaenabling the camera to be switched between its various exposure modes.
Meanwhile, a complement of buttons on the rear of the camera and a directionacontrohelp to navigate the menu and adjust the shooting settings. Also on the rear of the camera is a Record button, which provides quick access to the TZ10’s video-capture mode.
I found the camera fast and easy to use. The Quick Menu button allows the most regularly used exposure settings to be accessed and changed, and the settings menus are concise and clear.