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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5
5.6 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Happier with my Canon SD870 IS

NeilR, Amazon
31 December 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Best features, worst picture quality!

H. Li, Amazon
3 September 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great features with one major short coming that made me return the camera

Harry, Amazon
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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great stills but awful video

Phil28 "Gadget Guy", Amazon
5 May 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Dissapointing

R. B. Litt, Amazon
30 March 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bit of a dissapointment!

Steve Cripps, Amazon
9 July 2009
  • 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!
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Overall 6
6.0

Lens Cover

Roger Brooks, Amazon
9 July 2009
  • Summary: The automatic lens cover is very flimsy and if it fails be warned it will cost £200 to repair !
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Overall 6
6.0

I bought as a present

Mrs. Christine A. Woolterton, Amazon
9 July 2009
  • Summary: I can only say that I bought this as a present for a friend but having spoken to them they were extremely happy with this camera and the photographs taken in Switzerland were very good.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, but with several compromises

Anders H. Nissen, Amazon
8 July 2009
  • Summary: I was looking to upgrade my ultra-compact Pentax Optio S6, which was an okay camera, but simply 2½ years old and falling behind the curve. I prioritized getting a compact, if not ultra-compact, form factor, good zoom and a nice screen - and so after much research I chose the Panasonic Lumiz TZ5,...
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