Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

Announced Jan 29, 2008 •
9 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 280 mm (10×)
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Most photos are of good to excellent quality, as usual low light shots are difficult with this model, but with a tripod it is possible to get decent shots, and the extended shutter can help too. High quality build feels good in the hand, even though the flash is very close to where you'd hold the camera. Image quality rating is a 3 because of the poor video quality. I wanted it for the HD recording but the limitation on recording time is a joke, and the white streaks on the screen when ...

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I've got two of these cameras and for the first year, they were great. I particularly liked their small size, ability to capture HD video (720p) and use of SDHC cards. I used these machines primarily in my news operation often putting them into 10fps vga video mode which gave me more than an hour's recording. Small, they could be put on counters giving me a good, static camera shot of people speaking at a podium in a public meeting. I also used them in HD mode to video events like the ...

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Very good for amateur photography. Wide angle and Super Zoom ability. Good Picture Quality at ISO 100. Large variety of scene modes. Good battery life. Good Flash. Very Noisy at ISO 400 and Higher. No manual control. Amateurs best.

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Optei pela TZ5 pela qualidade das imagens e exelente construção. Problems: A panasonic poderia alterar o local dos microfnes pois fica exatamente onde apoiamos a mão .

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Highly recommended. Great camera to take when I can't take my DSLR. A relatively light and compact 10x zoom camera with wideangle. Many cameras with these same features are larger and heavier. No manual shutter/aperture settings but has plenty of scene modes. Wish it had an optical viewfinder. Image quality very good especially in good light. Noisy at high ISO, but pretty much expected in a small sensor/high megapixel camera. Usable images sometimes even at ISO 800 (for smaller image sizes). ...

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10x zoom not bad. HD video. Very nice 3" LCD. Very slow focus. Noise Noise Noise. The only reason I buy it is because someone sells me a open boxed for just $120 plus it is only for my wife who only knows how to point and shot.

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Nice camera but there is no codec in Windows Vista Media Player for the movie format output nor is it available from another source.. Have to use Quicktime which is slow and clunky and movies and stills have to be viewed separately. Codec for Cannon files is in Vista and movies and stills can be played in sequence they were taken.

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I had previously bought a DMC-LZ8 for making record shots of projects where I didn't want my SLR to get dirty or damaged. It is very inexpensive but surprised the heck out of me with its bright, clean, images that are not overprocessed in the camera. On the strength of this I bought my wife the DMC-TZ5. Big hit! The viewfinder is huge, bright, and has 430K pixels. She doesn't even miss the optical finder. The list of features is too long to go into here, but this is a very well thought-out ...

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I have been searching for years for the perfect compact point and shoot camera. I probably buy three cameras a year and resell the others. I can honestly say I have owned atleast one model camera of every major camera manufacturer. This is the best all around compact camera I have ever used. The pictures are amazing, with most other cameras I would have to use some software to fix them. I tried using the software with this cameras pictures and it makes them worse. The screen is amazing ...

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laisam
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what a gem.thanks Panasonic ,job well done.My wife loved it so much,I had to get her one also.Simple to use,and it takes beautifl pictures. Problems: none so far.

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