Conclusion: Panasonic TZ5 digital compact camera Panasonic offer a successful and smart series of digital compact cameras and keep setting the world on fire. It will affect the market share in a positive way and obviously drive Panasonic to continue on this road and deliver many more Lumix cameras. The Panasonic Traveler Zoom series is one of Panasonic's winners and that is quite obvious.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 remains one of the most flexible compact cameras on the market – and one which has few if any rivals. Like its predecessor, it may not be the slimmest compact on the market, but uniquely packs in a 10x optical zoom lens complete with image stabilisation and a 28mm equivalent wide angle.
The flexibility and convenience of having such a long reach in a relatively pocketable body cannot be underestimated.
Pros: 10x optical zoom with 28mm and stabilisation., Large detailed 3in screen with 460k pixels., HD movies and zooming when filming., Uncannily good automatic mode.
Cons: Noise becomes a problem above 200 ISO., Little or no manual control., HD movies still no match for a camcorder., Extra screen detail only seen in playback.
Excerpt: Panasonic's Travel Zoom (TZ) cameras have consistently impressed us over the past two years. The concept is simple: a wide-angle, 10x-zoom camera that's compact enough to slip into a jacket pocket or handbag. Dimensions and zoom range are arguably two of the most significant specifications on a camera, so the TZ5 gets off to a good start. The 3in LCD screen isn't unusual but its 460,000-pixel resolution is twice what we're used to seeing.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 represents an incremental evolution of an already winning blueprint, retaining the fundamental design of the hugely successful TZ3 model, whilst adding a smattering of new features. Current owners of the TZ3 won't be clamouring to upgrade, and if you can still find one at a bargain price, it remains a fantastic purchase, but for everyone else the new DMC-TZ5 is a very appealing camera in a saturated market,
thanks to its combination
Conclusion: De combinatie van een effectieve en krachtige optische beeldstabilisator en een groot optisch bereik is een zeer sterk concept. Niets is zo prettig om met een camera losjes in de binnenzak vrijwel ieder moment snel te kunnen vastleggen. Het gemak en de gebruiksvriendelijkheid zijn overduidelijk aanwezig en er is dan ook vrijwel niets op aan te merken. Wanneer Panasonic kan werken aan de eerder genoemde opmerkingen dan is het concept voor ons perfect.