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
Resolution, Noise and Sensitivity
These images show 72ppi sections of images of a resolution chart, captured with the lens set to its 100mm point. We show the section of the resolution chart where the camera starts to faito reproduce the lines separately. The higher the number visible in these images, the better the camera’s detairesolution is at the specified sensitivity setting.
In its default noise reduction settings, the Lumix DMC-TZ10 reached around 24 on our chart at a sensitivity of ISO 80. The resolution drops as the sensitivity increases, but even with the effects of image noise and noise reduction it is stilcapable of reaching 18 at ISO 1600.
At ISO 80 luminance noise is present, though unobtrusive, and it only really becomes an issue at sensitivities over ISO 400. Beyond this point, noise reduction causes images to have a flecked appearance. However, the image quality is very good for holidays and sociaoccasions – particularly if the sensitivity can be kept under ISO 400.