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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 is a 9.0 Megapixels point and shoot camera with a 1/2.33 inch, 10.7 total megapixels CCD image sensor with primary color filter, MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer (Mode 1 / Mode 2) and utilizes a Leica DC Vario-Elmar lend with10x (2-speed zoom) optical zoom. The camera also features extra optical zoom capabilities up to 16.7x (dependant on aspect ratio and resolution). It has 4x digital zoom with a maximum zoom up to 66.8x combined with Extra Optical Z…

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 is a 9.0 Megapixels point and shoot camera with a 1/2.33 inch, 10.7 total megapixels CCD image sensor with primary color filter, MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer (Mode 1 / Mode 2) and utilizes a Leica DC Vario-Elmar lend with10x (2-speed zoom) optical zoom. The camera also features extra optical zoom capabilities up to 16.7x (dependant on aspect ratio and resolution). It has 4x digital zoom with a maximum zoom up to 66.8x combined with Extra Optical Zoom, f=4.6-46mm (35mm equiv: 28-280mm) focal length, and an aperture range of F3.3/F8 (2 steps) – wide and F4.9 - F11 (2 steps) – tele. It has an ISO sensitivity up to 1600 (with options up to 6400 with high sensitivity mode), AF metering, Macro/intelligent auto/Clipboard mode, a focusing area of 50 cm (wide) and 200 cm – infinity for tele. Focusing options includes Normal / Macro, Quick AF On/Off and Continuous AF On/Off. The Lumic DMC-TZ5 also features White Balance adjustment capability like Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, White Set), Program AE, Exposure Compensation (1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV), backlight compensation on Intelligent AUTO mode, Auto Bracketing (AE), Light Metering (Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot), Macro dedicated button, Scene Modes like Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Self-Portrait, Food, Party, Candle, Fireworks, Starry, Beach, Aerial, Snow, High Sensitivity, Baby 1&2, Sunset, Pet, Hi-Speed Burst and Multi-Aspect Shooting and a shutter speed of 8 - 1/2,000 seconds. The camera also supports standard / vivid / cool / warm / natural / black & white / sepia colour mode, and is able to capture images up the highest resolution of 3712 x 2088 with 16:9 aspect ratio. It records video clips at 640 x 480 (30 frames per second) and 320 x 240 at 10 fps at 4:3 aspect ratio and 848 x 480 at 30 fps / 10 fps at 16:9 aspect ratio and 1280 x 720 - 30fps and 15fps on high definition. The DMC-TZ5 also features Burst Shooting Mode, Intelligent Exposure, Digital Red Eye Correction, Still Image Recording with Audio for 5 seconds, Audio Dubbing of up to 10 seconds, a 27 MB built-in memory, Scene Mode Help Screen, Auto Angle Detection, Travel Date/World Time, Title Edit, Text Stamp/Date Stamp, Built-in Flash, a 3.0 inch Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (460K dots), SD / SDHC / MultiMediaCard support, microphone and speaker. The Lithium-ion battery oack (3.7V, 1000 mAh) powers the camera for up to 300 pictures (CIPA Standard). The camera comes with software like PhotofunStudio, ArcSoft® MediaImpression™, ArcSoft® Panorama Maker™, QuickTime, Adobe Reader, and USB Driver. It measures 2.33 x 4.07 x 1.44 inches and weighs 0.47 lbs.

Features

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 is a 9.1- megapixel digital camera that features the LEICA DC Vario-Elmar 28 mm Wide-Angle Lens with 10x Optical Zoom and Extra Optical Zoom function that extends the zoom to 16.9x in 3-megapixel resolution mode. The Lumix DMC-TZ5 also features Intelligent Auto Mode (iA Mode) that has five Intelligent Auto functions such as Intelligent Exposure which corrects lighting differences, Intelligent Scene Selector which chooses the mode suited for the situation, MEGA Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) which prevent blurring from hand-shake, Intelligent ISO Control that prevents motion blur and Face Detection adjusts focus and exposure settings. The Lumix DMC-TZ5 also features a 3.0 inch LCD with Intelligent LCD function with 460 K support. The Intelligent LCD adjusts brightness automatically in 10 steps as the ambient light level changes. Other features on the Lumix DMC-TZ5 are 30 fps High-Definition Motion Images and 1280 x 720 resolutions HD output which allows users to view still shot and motion images in high definition when the camera is connected to an HDTV. The Lumix DMC-TZ5 also features the Clipboard which allows users to take photos of maps, timetables and other travel info. This information are then saved in a separate folder in the built-in memory. Users can then print titles and other characters on the photos shot with the Title Edit and Stamp and input departure date and destination with the Travel Date Setting.

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  • clipboard

    accidently shot photos in clipboard mode...how do I save to disk so that I can print/manipulate as I do with photos shot in normal mode?

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-05-23

  • TZ5 Panasonic battery change killed it??

    hi there, I bought my TZ5 twelve months ago and it has been great until the other day. I was using it fine but the battery was running low, so I turned it off and replaced the battery. Now, the camera now does not work at all - no power. I have tried 3 batteries, so I assume it is a camera problem.. any thoughts on how to fix..? would a firmware upgrade help..? thanks in advance

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2009-12-19

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