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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 23/04/2009 | pixels91
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"Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5EB-K"

I recently purchased this camera as i needed one for my holiday with the girlfriend. We went into all sorts of electrical shops and found them all rubbish except for jessops who showed us all the cameras. We wanted a camera which was easy to use and not fiddily to use with plently of dials and buttons which were never going to be used. This was the perfect option easy to use is a understatement. It has everything you could want from a camera. It has brilliant picture quality and the best zoom i have seen on a personal camera. The the intelligent auto selection is awesome it takes the ideal picture for what you want. It also has face recognition and anti red eye. It has a huge screen to view your pictures. The only diadvantage i can think is that you may damage the lens if you are to quick to put it away after use but this is only a minor gripe as i couldnt think of anything else. I can definately recommend this product to any buyer as its shear ease of use and cost is just what the market needs right now and shouldnt be supperseded in the near future. First Imust say that this product is good..
9.1 mp is good enough get a higher resulution of image plus the 10x zooming lens is good for distant object.
Base on my experience as a graphic designer and using varietey of camera the higher resulution is much better than the lower one
I can rcommend this product to the people who would like take picture to the place where they go.
For the amatuer photographer graphic artist that needs quick image for there project.
But if you are a serious amatuer or a profesional photographer dont buy this kind of camera for its lack of extended lens for the far object although it has zooming lens but it will be blurry when it is done.
One thing i dont like this product is a lttle bit pricy than the other brand..
but in over all its good
Here is over all
Design for me is excelent
image quality superv than the others
handy and good color combination

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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).

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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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