Panasonic released the TZ5 in March of , updating the TZ3 with a new sensor, slightly new styling and a few new features. The lens offers a mm zoom range, offering a true wide-angle option. Panasonic has trimmed the size and weight again: it's 0. It's still not comfortable in a shirt pocket, but it's definitely compact and portable. Panasonic has made some subtle alterations to the body and interface dials to make it simpler and easier to use. The Panasonic TZ3 crammed 10 settings onto the main mode selector dial; the TZ5 removes four of these settings to the operation menu, and adds a dedicated image playback switch near where your right thumb will rest on the back of the camera body.
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The Good Attractive, functional design; generally above-average photo quality for its class; nice, useful feature set; lens can zoom during movie capture. The Bad Aggressive smoothing reduces detail in indoor shots, even at low ISO sensitivities; modest performance; poorly placed microphone.
Many might find the attractions of the 9-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 irresistible: it's compact enough to fit in a jacket pocket, yet packs a 10x zoom lens, complete with 28mm-equivalent wide-angle view and optical image stabilizer. It also has a 3-inch LCD and some very interesting shooting features.
Because of the higher resolution, the TZ5's performance is also rated a bit slower, with fewer photos fitting in its memory buffer, than the TZ4. Finally, it's about 0. A dial lets you switch among camera and movie modes, as well as two slots for program exposure scene modes--these have the same choices, but allow the camera to remember two of your last selections--Intelligent Auto and an odd Clipboard mode that captures low-resolution photos to internal memory for fast display.
One of my few complaints about the design of the TZ5 is the placement of the microphone on the top left of the camera. Given that Panasonic states "do not block the microphone with fingers" five times in the manual, the company must be aware that there's a problem with its location.
And despite the many warnings, my fingers still tend to wander over there while recording movies. The Q uick menu button brings up a subset of options that are also available in the full menus: LCD brightness, picture size, aspect ratio, intelligent exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance, AF mode--spot, face detect, 9-area, 3-area high speed, 1-area high speed, and 1-area--burst shooting and optical stabilization. The full menu adds more shooting settings--picture quality, Intelligent ISO, metering, continuous AF, intelligent exposure, color effects, digital zoom, minimum shutter speed, audio recording, AF assist, and clock set--as well as setup screens.
Several of the TZ5's options are quite useful. With a new sensor, better autofocus system and more streamlined design, the X line Sony's follow-up to its NEX-6 laps the field with its 11fps burst and comfortable design. This compact interchangeable-lens model is a great step-up from APS-C models, as long Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read.
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Because it lacks manual and semimanual exposure capabilities, the mode dial is fairly sparse. The Easy Zoom button makes a nice shortcut for getting from one end of the zoom range to the other.
The four-navigation buttons toggle among the exposure compensation, flash, macro, and self-timer options. Depending upon your current zoom, it automatically chooses standard or telemacro.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Review
The Good Attractive, functional design; generally above-average photo quality for its class; nice, useful feature set; lens can zoom during movie capture. The Bad Aggressive smoothing reduces detail in indoor shots, even at low ISO sensitivities; modest performance; poorly placed microphone. Many might find the attractions of the 9-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 irresistible: it's compact enough to fit in a jacket pocket, yet packs a 10x zoom lens, complete with 28mm-equivalent wide-angle view and optical image stabilizer. It also has a 3-inch LCD and some very interesting shooting features. Because of the higher resolution, the TZ5's performance is also rated a bit slower, with fewer photos fitting in its memory buffer, than the TZ4.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Overview
Noise reduction still too intrusive Some weird screen bugs in bright shooting situations Macro mode dodgy at times No manual controls. With the release of the TZ1 in , Panasonic arguably invented the compact ultrazoom class of cameras. A resolution bump and a larger screen keep key specs on the cutting edge for the new Lumix, but will these generally light overhauls on a fairly staid basic platform be enough to impress consumers this time around? Designed as a feature-rich, all-in-one shooting solution for slightly advanced photographers, the TZ5 is nonetheless a fully auto exposure camera. Unlike the majority of compact cameras, use of optical zoom is also allowed while shooting videos with the TZ5 — though as with the similarly functional TZ4, the zoom moves extremely slowly. Here as elsewhere, the system which automatically selects a set of scene parameters from a list of several options, including macro, landscape, and portrait, based on situation characteristics is consistently good in its ability to correctly identify the most appropriate preset — and to do so quickly, no less. While advanced users will still prefer the more program-style Normal Picture mode, Intelligent Auto still stands out as perhaps the very best automatic scene detection system currently available.
Like its predecessors it offers a stabilized big zoom lens in a very compact package. With the new model Panasonic has stuck to the tried and tested TZ formula and only implemented a relatively small number of modifications. As one would expect sensor resolution was increased from 7. Additionally the in-camera computing is now powered by Panasonic's latest generation imaging engine - the Venus IV. However, the most interesting new feature is the HD video capability. The TZ5 can now capture video in a resolution of x at 30fps in a format.