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
I really enjoyed using the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10. As a compact camera there are a few areas where it is compromised compared to a DSLR. It also has a smaller sensor than cameras like the Canon PowerShot G11, although this is the reason that a 12x focal length zoom is possible in such a small camera.
Image quality is on a par with other compact cameras of its size and type and, while not perfect, it is more than suitable for holidays and social occasions. Its video mode further pushes it into the realm of the ideal travel camera.
If you don’t want to carry a DSLR or micro-system camera on your travels, then the TZ10 is a great all-round option. Just don’t expect to produce poster-size prints for your wall.