Panasonic’s latest top-end travel compact features a Leica lens with 20x optical zoom, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Tim Coleman investigates what is below the surface

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Resolution, Noise & Dynamic Range

These images show 72ppi (100% on a computer screen) 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 fail to reproduce the lines separately. The higher the number visible in these images, the better the camera’s detail resolution is at the specified sensitivity setting.

Images below:  Unsurprisingly, the wide-focal-length lens suffers from lens distortions, and even JPEG compression cannot remove chromatic aberrations, as seen in the tree branches. Image detail is satisfactory.


  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. Performance
  5. 5. Resolution, Noise & Dynamic Range
  6. 6. Verdict
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