Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 is the most expensive pocket superzoom of the pack, but it does deliver solid shots, even in low light, along with a handsome feature set for the discerning photographer.
Pros: Solid image quality, even in low light. Wide and long zoom (25-300mm). GPS for geotagging photos. High-res 3-inch LCD. Stereo audio recording in video mode. Fast shot-to-shot speeds.
Cons: Price is on the high side. Offers shorter focal length than less-expensive competitors. Proprietary USB port.
Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 megazoom camera review The Panasonic TZ10 camera has had to allow a few generations to pass by, and that brings us to the fact that Panasonic has little left to improve with such successful models as the TZ7 and TZ5 cameras, both predecessors to the Panasonic DMC-TZ10. Panasonic did not escape increasing the amount of effective pixels, but for the consumer, the difference between 12 and 10 megapixels is negligible.
Excerpt: The GPS-enabled Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 is a great camera to bring with you on the road. No it won’t lead you to safety if you’re lost in the Himalayas — it might not even get you home from a trip the mall — but it will geotag your shots so you can digitally place them on a map in programs such as Apple’s iPhoto 09 or Aperture 3.
Excerpt: Panasonic's Lumix DMC-TZ10 is a high-end point-and-shoot and retails for $490. The biggest feature on this Lumix is its built-in ‘Travel Mode with GPS'. The feature takes advantage of GPS and a built-in database, so that pictures you capture are tagged with the name of the location. Unfortunately, when we tried this the camera couldn't lock on to any GPS satellites and therefore failed to tag our photos.
Summary: I really enjoyed using the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10. As a compact camera there are a few areas where it is compromised compared to a DSLR. It also has a smaller sensor than cameras like the Canon PowerShot G11, although this is the reason that a 12x focal length zoom is possible in such a small camera.
Image quality is on a par with other compact cameras of its size and type and, while not perfect, it is more than suitable for holidays and social occasions.
Summary: Panasonic do two ranges of cameras the ones that could even be called professional and can be seen being used by keen amateurs, they also do a Lumix range that look like ‘point and shoot’ but have far more functionality.
Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-TZ10 is a travel camera with a big lens and a GPS receiver for geotagging
Good Gear Guide.au
22 December 2010
Summary: If you're looking for a compact camera with a big zoom, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ10 is a fine choice. It even includes a GPS receiver, so you can pin-point where you took a particular photo. Photos look good for the most part but suffer from softness and noise. The best aspects of the camera's image quality are its surprisingly shallow depth of field and bokeh patterning.
Pros: Big lens, lovely bokeh effect, great for macros, built-in GPS, dedicated exposure button
Cons: Images look soft, images get noisy above ISO 200, maximum aperture of only f/6.3
Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 is one of the most feature-packed and versatile point-and-shoot digital cameras on the market. It ships with a big lens, has lots of automatic features that make it easy to use as well manual modes for when you want to get creative, and even includes a built-in GPS receiver so that you can see where your pictures were taken.
Pros: Big lens, lovely bokeh effect, great for macros, built-in GPS, dedicated exposure button.
Cons: Images look soft, images get noisy above ISO 200, maximum aperture of only f/6.3.
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 provides a superb general snapping tool in terms of the subjects its lens focal length can encompass. Image quality is on a par with similar cameras and the features list is particularly impressive at the price too making the TZ10 great value for money and certainly a snapper that need s close attention if you want to buy a compact, longer zoom lens camera that’s easy to use but able to offer advanced shooting options as the user grows in...
Pros: Great image quality, good detail at lower ISOs, all-metal stylish design, AF system, lens
Cons: Noise at sensitivity is noticeable, price, no optical viewfinder, underpowered flash, blotchy shadows, detail smoothed away at high ISOs, no RAW capture