focus slowly, at high zoom it doesn't focus at all
Margaret S, Amazon
27 May 2009
Summary: I've had this camera since August 08. Overall I like the look of it (the blue looks fine and cost less than the black) and solid feel. It's portable enough to be put in my waistpack when I travel.
Summary: I bought the Panasonic TZ5 because I usually buy Canons and wanted to see what else was available in the compact camera market. I wanted a camera that was lightweight and pocketable - two words that I would not use to describe my Canon G9.
Summary: Best features: Wide angle, 10x+ zoom, HD video recording, best screen resolution. Worst picture quality: In comparison to my old Canon and Casio, the picture quality is the worst especially under low light. Video quality is poor also. It is only OK under bright daylight.
Great features with one major short coming that made me return the camera
29 May 2008
Summary: Pros: 1. Big LCD display 2. Intuitive options and menu navigation 3. Partial HD quality pictures and video (Not sure of this, read on why) 4. Awesome optical zoom. I could capture clear small text (about 16 Aerial font size) from 30 feet away! Con: 1.
Summary: I found the still images to be excellent, as good as any other small camera. I shot about 90 images over two days and all but 3 were mis-exposed or out of focus. Color, sharness and exposure were consistently good under a wide range of lighting conditions.
Summary: I purchased the TZ5 because I was interested in the 28-280mm zoom lens (35mm equivalent) for a trip to SE Asia.. A couple of friends had the TZ3, which peeked my interest. However, I was ultimately dissapointed in its performance in low light situations and ISO over 200.
Summary: Ive been using this camera for 6 months now, and must admit its been bit of a dissapointment, for which others and I have given it an 'affectionate' nickname which I cant repeat where kids might see!