When did TZ(ZS) series cameras loose macro zoom

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Auster Pilot Senior Member • Posts: 1,193
When did TZ(ZS) series cameras loose macro zoom

One of the few things with my TZ60 and TZ90 cameras that I miss (compared to my TZ3/TZ7/TZ19) cameras is the loss of the macro zoom capability.

I like taking close up macro photos of plants and insects but with the ability to zoom in on a small area. I have to be at least 1m or more from an object when zooming in with my TZ60/90 whereas I can zoom in with my TZ7 at 1-2CM which gives a completely different perspective.

I presume there was a (technical) reason for removing this functionality in the later releases - does anyone understand why?

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