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

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 review


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Our verdict

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.



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
Connectivity / Interface:USB 2.0 High-Speed, HDMI
Compression:Two-stage JPEG
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and Handling
  4. 4. Performance
  5. 5. Resolution, Noise and Sensitivity
  6. 6. Our verdict
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