Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35
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talldude123, DP Review
12 October 2014
Excerpt: I bought this camera on clearance from a small local camera store in Victoria BC. Open-box. I was looking for the following in a camera: CMOS sensor, At least 15x zoom, 1080i or 1080p video with stereo sound, and at least 12 megapixels. This fit all my needs. Camera itself is very slim considering it packs a 16-megapixel image sensor and 20x optical zoom lens. Video is a VERY high bitrate, in MOV format. Keep that in mind if you shoot movies often like I do.
Excerpt: Following the theft of my Fuji compact I purchased this model due to previous experience with Lumix compacts and also the fantastic deal I received from ARGOS. I used the camera on a recent trip to North Carolina and put it through its paces on Landscape, people and Sport. Landscapes were acceptable but not DSLR quality, using the rear screen can be difficult in bright light which leaves a lot of guess work with framing.
Excerpt: Having owned a previous model of lumix for several years and very very happy with that experience, I recently purchased this newer model. As expected a nice camera making good photos. This model has 3 very negative features and one missing feature. 1 Lag time between making photos is very very long time, making this a slow camera and missing other shots. My older camera was much faster. 2 The zoom is way too fast!!!
Excerpt: I take photos since 1964, I had lot of different cameras, the last one was a Panasonic Lumix 3/4 first model but too manual for me, I buy this splendid compact camera that have a very intelligent software inside, takes very good photos for the amateur and has one of the best quality optics on actual cameras.
Summary: This camera is easy to use as long as you are not new to digital cameras. (The instruction booklet and the disc I found to be useless). I was a bit disappointed with the quality and colour of the photos and found it was much too easy to press a button that you did not mean to. I bought this to take on holiday for a week in the Cotswolds. The battery just managed to last a day taking about 100 photos and that was without using any video.
Summary: I am amazed at the performance of this camera compared with my last digital camera which was the top of the range 7 years ago. My only reservation is that it is just too big to slip into your pocket, but the performance and Leica lens in my view makes it tremendous value for money.