Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 / DMC-ZS7
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
15 November 2010
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.
Panasonic's GPS-Enabled Snapper Is a Fantastic Urban Tour Guide
21 July 2010
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.
Pros: Embeds location details in HD videos too. Landmarks library spans 73 countries. Long 300-shot battery life prevents GPS drain.
Cons: Occasionally misidentified landmarks. Make sure camera resets GPS coordinates, or you’ll get info from your last trip. Have to dig through menus to turn GPS on.
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.
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.
Excerpt: Panasonic’s Lumix TZ10 provides a compact camera environment for an otherwise long lens, richly featured snapping experience combining a 12-megapixel sensor and a 12x optical zoom with full manual control.
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
Summary: The Panasonic TZ10 is the company’s compact superzoom model, a pint-sized snapper that totes a 12x optical zoom. That’s like having a 25mm to 300mm lens in your pocket, meaning you can capture a wide landscape vista one moment and close in on far off detail the next. And it’s not just for stills – you can zoom the full range while capturing 720p movies to boot.