Excerpt: I own an SLR but still keep this little buddy with me. It takes very sharp and detailed pictures and I love the zoom range. I would always bring this when I can't carry a bag with me to take my SLR. I would always bring this to take shots in school programs and can even record videos on it. Not too compact compared to other digital cameras but the pictures are just so awesome!
Great zoom, mediocre focusing speed, great buy for about $150
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Great camera as you can zoom while taking the movie but does have annoying part of taking a first second snap shot of every clip you record and in video focusing is sluggish. But I am not just talking about in-video focusing, regular picture taking is also a bit slow due to the focusing compared to my other camreas. Overall great camera is you are not a indoor picture junkie.
Excerpt: I've had the camera for over a year and I use it frequently. It has tons of features, most of which I don't know how to use yet. For those of us that don't want to be bothered with the manual, there's an IA (intelligent auto) setting, better known as the dummy setting). I love the 10X zoom. It really allows you to get some great shots at sporting events or at the zoo. It takes fabulous outdoor photos, however, my indoor photos don't come out that great.
Excerpt: This digital camera is my main camera for leisure and home shooting and it's great. Camera's design is usual in Lumix pocket series: very stylish color of your choice (I have black the one) and small body. I shoot daily with this camera; usually I take macro photos when I upload stuff to eBay. And I'm very happy with the results - photos are colorful and crisp. Sometimes I need to adjust picture brightness in Photoshop a little, but I'm still satisfied.
Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 digital camera is a good little digital camera. It's since can fit within your pocket, but it might be a little tight fix. I can easily fit inside a purse however. The reason I purchased this digital camera is because it have very favorable reviews online and was one of the few digital cameras with a 10x optical zoom in a compact form. In addition, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 digital camera has HD 720p video recording capability.
Lumix Camera does a great job for a compact camera!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I purchased my Lumix camera two years ago. I had a larger camera with a 10x optical zoom, but wanted something more compact and easier to carry around. After doing a little research, I came across the Lumix DMC-TZ5 digital camera. It has the 10x optical zoom, and a large view screen to see your picture easily. The menu and settings are easy to use and can be used for many different types of events.
Excerpt: I purchased my Panasonic DMC-TZ5 in 2008 and still love it. I was going to attend a special event and wanted to upgrade to a small camera with a greater zoom. After reading reviews online I decided on the Panasonic and was hoping that I made the right choice as my credit card was swiped though the register. I did. The Panasonic has a decent zoom for a small, lightweight camera.
Excerpt: I bought this camera last summer. I LOVE it. Here are the Pros: Compact size Lightweight Amazing 10X optical zoom Large display on back IA (Intelligent Automatic) works great. Vivid, clear photos Easy to download to PC Rechargable battery/charger included Cons: Takes longer than average to focus Photos not quite as sharp as similar Canon POS Flash not very strong I took this camera to Hawaii last August, and got some excellent pictures.
Excerpt: Ok, so when this camera first cam out I was all over it. The idea of doing HD Videos with a simple pocket sized camera! It was too good to be true. But true it was!!! And I can honestly say, after a few years, that this thing was worth it. It feels sturdy but it is light & small enough to fit into my pocket. That means I'll actually use it. The sound on the video is fair.
Excerpt: I love my new Panasonic DMC-TZ5. It has more features than I will ever use. Battery life is very good - i was leary of getting a new camera without rechargable batteries because I like being able to have backup batteries, but so far so good with this camera. I was also a little afraid of not having an actual view finder, but the screen is really big, easy to see, and so very clear.