Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

Panasonic is pleased to introduce two Lumix digital cameras, the 9.1-megapixel DMC-TZ5, featuring a 28mm wide-angle 10x optical zoom Leica DC lens. Th...

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published 18/04/2008 | nidarasheed
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"Excellent Choice!"

This is the first Panasonic digital camera I've bought, and I'm quite pleased with it. It's very easy to use, the menu works really well, and even novices can figure it out quickly. It's small and compact, easy to carry around, which is useful for vacations. Takes no time to start, so you don't have to wait for it to load or anything, and it takes really high quality pictures in most conditions!
The optical zoom is excellent, and the camera takes really sharp pictures on even the maximum zoom! There's also an electronic zoom if you need to use that.
For a camera that takes pictures with this high a zoom, and good quality, I'm extremely happy! I'd suggest you get it if you want these specific features!

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  • j088659 published 09/07/2008
    Hi I ordered this camera a couple days ago, I wish there was a more detailed review on here :(, still your words sound encouraging. thanks.
  • khiadah published 05/05/2008
    I need to buy a camera and there could have been more about what the camera could do.
  • Bollinger28 published 18/04/2008
    Happy to rerate now it's in your own words.
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Product Information : Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

Manufacturer's product description

Panasonic is pleased to introduce two Lumix digital cameras, the 9.1-megapixel DMC-TZ5, featuring a 28mm wide-angle 10x optical zoom Leica DC lens. The 28mm wide angle lens can capture the subject or scene wider at the same standpoint than a normal 35mm camera, zooming in or out with the 10x powerful optical zoom. The DMC-TZ5 is the latest members of the Lumix TZ family, which is renowned for packaging a remarkable 28mm wide angle 10x optical zoom lens in a compact body. The DMC-TZ5 integrates recording capabilities for 720p HD (high-definition) motion pictures, together with its direct output function as a stills camera, allowing users to enjoy watching both still and motion images in impressive HD quality on a large-screen HDTV via an optional component cable. The DMC-TZ5 boasts Intelligent LCD function, which detects lighting conditions and controls brightness levels of the LCD in 11 steps, to offer a display with the clearest image in any situation with developed 460,000-dot high resolution in 3.0-inch (TZ5).

Product Details

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Product Type: Digital camera - compact, Digital Camera, Digital Cameras

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Sensor Resolution: 9.1 Megapixel

Lens System: Leica 10 x zoom lens - 4.7 - 47 mm - f/3.3-4.9

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical (MEGA O.I.S.)

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Display: LCD display - 3"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1000 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Colour: Black, Silver, Blue, Chocolate

Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.3 cm x 3.7 cm x 5.9 cm

Weight: 214 g

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 9.1

Viewfinder / Viewfinder Type: Without Viewfinder

Flash Memory / Form Factor: SD/SDHC Memory card; MultiMedia card

Optical Zoom (Ratio): 10 x

Digital Zoom (Ratio): 4 x

LCD Display Size: 3

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Memory Type: Internal and external

Lens System / Min Focal Length: 0.0046

Camera Flash / Type: Built-in Flash

Manufacturer: Panasonic



Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Black, Silver, Blue, Chocolate

Sensor Resolution: 9.1 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 10,700,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 9,100,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.33"

Optical Zoom: 10 x

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical (MEGA O.I.S.)

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 9

Face Detection: Automatic Face Tracking technology

Digital Video Format: QuickTime

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 1600, ISO auto, ISO auto (1600-6400)

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Portrait mode, party/indoor, night portrait, self-portrait, PET, scenery, food, fireworks, night scene, Underwater, sports mode, sunset, candle, beach, snow, high sensitivity, starry sky, soft skin, baby1, baby2, aerial photo, hi-speed burst, clipboard

Special Effects: Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia, Neutral, Vivid

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Cloudy, daylight, halogen, shade

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 60 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/3 EV step

Lens System

Type: Leica 10 x zoom lens - 4.7 - 47 mm - f/3.3-4.9

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 28 - 280mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Macro Focus Range: 5cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Lens Construction: 9 groups / 11 elements

Features: Built-in lens shield, ED glass, aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator

Effective Flash Range: 0.3 m - 6.3 m

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 2.5 frames per second, 6 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, date/time stamp, DPOF support, digital image rotation, PictBridge support, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal, resizing an image, built-in help guide


Type: 3" LCD display

Resolution: 460,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in


Microphone Operation Mode: Mono


Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x component video output ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: SD card


Software: Drivers & Utilities, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, ArcSoft MediaImpression

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive


Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Included Accessories: Carrying strap, battery charger, battery case, USB cable, audio / video cable


Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1000 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed: 27 MB, 50 MB

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Image Storage: JPEG 3456 x 2592 ¦ JPEG 3552 x 2368 ¦ JPEG 3712 x 2088 ¦ JPEG 3072 x 2304 ¦ JPEG 3072 x 2048 ¦ JPEG 3072 x 1728 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1920 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1712 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1440 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1360 ¦ JPEG 1920 x 1080 ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480

Video Capture: QuickTime - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ QuickTime - 320 x 240 - 30 fps ¦ QuickTime - 848 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ QuickTime - 640 x 480 - 10 fps ¦ QuickTime - 320 x 240 - 10 fps ¦ QuickTime - 848 x 480 - 10 fps ¦ QuickTime - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps ¦ QuickTime - 1280 x 720 - 15 fps

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 10.3 cm

Depth: 3.7 cm

Height: 5.9 cm

Weight: 214 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C


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