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: 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: The camera is not as small as some of its competitors,that is why it did not get a 5 * rating, however the menu is very quick and easy to use for different types of photos, the zoom is excellent all of which deserve a 5 * rating.
Summary: I bought this after seeing a video review showing the zooming while filming. I have since tried this myself and have had mixed results. On the highest setting 20x optical zoom you rely need a very steady platform or a tripod as handheld has too much camera shake. Once you have mastered the amazing zoom the results are great. This camera has a lot of choice of settings, and you can spend a long time and many pictures trying them all out.
Summary: camera would have been better if like the previous model you could charge the battery away from the camera. Also i did like the border mode on the last model which this one has not got. All in all though i am pleased with it.
Summary: Having successfully used a TZ8 for some 3 - 4 years with a great deal of success, after being weaned off an SLR I decided to treat myself to a TZ35. I had considered newer models from the TZ range but considered the Wi-Fi and picture location facilities to be superfluous to my requirements. Being fully familiar with the TZ8 all I really needed was the extra zoom capacity and MP increase.