Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 (Lumix DMC-TZ8)
Announced Jan 26, 2010 •
12 megapixels | 2.7″ screen | 25 – 300 mm (12×)
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I have a micro 4/3 camera which i bought to use for video (olympus epl-1). However whilst the picture quality is good given plenty of light, the autofocus and zoom mechanism make both these features unuseable, and my experience of canon dslr's is that they're not much better. I recently borrowed a friend's Tz8 (lumix), and both the autofocus and zoom function were really very good. so my question is:- do any of the slightly more expensive lumix bridge cameras or micro 4/3 cameras share this...
I had the old System Error (focus) problem on my Lumix TZ8, realized that the focus lens was stucked, after lubricated it, the error dissapeared but the camera won't focus anymore. The only time it is focusing is when zoom si retracted or fully extended. Any ideea what can i do? i really like the camera and don't want to change it. Thank you!
By: MG89 (Jun 16, 2014)
Posted to: Beginners Questions
I've never used a digital reflex, only film ones. I own a compact (Panasonic TZ8) and recently I bought an Olympus PEN E-PL1, used. I am not fully satisfied because the Oly has very soft lenses wide open (see this thread http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53836118 and beware! it's huge). I found a Canon 1000D and a Nikon D3000 for 180 €, used, with kit 18-55. These are on the low end of the prices for Canon and Nikon "old" entry level digital equipment. For 170 € I could buy a Sigma 19 mm...
By: MG89 (Jun 11, 2014)
Posted to: Micro Four Thirds Talk
Olympus PEN E-PL1 with M.Zuiko 14-42 zoom kit lens versus Panasonic Lumix TZ8 (DMC ZS-5). I bought the PEN used because I could not afford it new, the part on the left is one of the first photos. I'm extremely disappointed because I bought it expecting sharper images than the Panasonic. Contrast and sharpness are set to 0 in every camera. How is it possible for the PEN kit lens to have less resolution than the Panasonic lens? The Pana lens is made by Leica, I thought it was not true but...
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