Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 (Lumix DMC-TZ20 / Lumix DMC-TZ22)

Announced Jan 25, 2011 •
14 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 384 mm (16×)
dpreview conclusion

The ZS10 is one of the best-specified cameras in its class, and as well as a plethora of automatic modes it also offers full manual exposure control. Although image quality is acceptable in daylight conditions, it really struggles in poor light, which – coupled with the rather clunky button-lead interface – means that it isn't quite as competitive as it should be at this price.

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Good for

Fair weather photography, where manual photographic control is a priority

Not so good for

Low light and dull weather, or any situation where operational speed is important

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Other reviews
DCRP Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Apr 4, 2011)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 offers a nice 16X zoom lens, a 3-inch touchscreen LCD with excellent outdoor visibility, a great auto mode plus full manual controls, the best GPS experience on the market, and Full HD video recording. However, it loses major points for its poor image quality, due to a noise sensor and the heavy noise reduction that goes along with it. Redeye was also a problem, and...

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Panasonic Lumix TZ20 review
By: Matt Tuffin, What Digital Camera (Feb 23, 2011)

The TZ20 is certainly packed out with features. Whether a point-and-shoot user looking for the potential for more control, or just someone who wants a decent zoom range in a relatively small package, the TZ20 has plenty of ground covered. intelligent Auto (iA), full manual controls and the 16x zoom certainly see to that.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 (Lumix DMC-TZ20 / Lumix DMC-TZ22) review

The Lumix TZ20 / ZS10 is the successor to 2010's best-selling TZ10 / ZS7. Every year Panasonic releases an upgraded version of its super-zoom compact, and every year it rockets to the top of the sales charts, even under increasingly tough competition. This latest model represents a much bigger step forward than its predecessor did over previous generations, and as such is likely to be...

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