An 18.1-million-pixel sensor and massive 30x optical zoom range, plus Wi-Fi, GPS and raw image capture, suggest that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 could be one of the best travel compact cameras produced. But can it live up to our expectations? Read the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review

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£349.00
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review – Metering

Multi, centreweighted and spot metering are all featured on the TZ60. Usually I have a preference for spot metering, but I found that the multi option achieved consistent, accurate results even in challenging lighting conditions. In general, the metering prioritises midtones and, thanks to a good dynamic range, most scenes appear very well exposed. Pressing the ‘up’ button on the control wheel brings up the exposure-compensation control, which allows adjustments of ±2EV in 1⁄3-stop increments. However, the accuracy of the multi-metering meant I rarely needed to adjust it. Centreweighted and spot metering are also accurate.

Spot metering brings up a small crosshair that can be positioned across the scene. It is also linked by default to the single-point AF and will move as the AF point is repositioned. However, the lack of a touchscreen means that using single-point AF and spot metering together can be quite difficult unless the function button is assigned to focus area set

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  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 at a glance:
  2. 2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - Build and handling
  3. 3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - Metering
  4. 4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - Dynamic range
  5. 5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - Autofocus
  6. 6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  7. 7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - White balance and colour
  8. 8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  9. 9. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - Our verdict
  10. 10. Hands-on review
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