Conclusion: I thought at first that the camera was a bit bulky but I’ve changed my mind. It’s a camera with and amazing zoom. If it was a SLR camera the lens would be pretty big so Panasonic have done well to fit it all nicely into the TZ6.
Excerpt: There’s an old saying in photography—the best camera is the one you have with you. Meaning something is always better than nothing for capturing snapshots. That said, while we all have cell phones with built-in cameras, for any function other than quickly sharing photos with another mobile handset or via online outlet, quality is pretty poor.
Summary: : The Panasonic TZ6 improves on a few key areas, and makes an impressive camera even better, the camera now offers an even wider 12x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, all in the same compact body and it will still fit in your pocket. Image quality is excellent, with lower noise than the TZ5 and excellent detail. The camera provides an abundance of features, and has a very good 2.7" screen.
Pros: Very easy to use, Compact and stylish metal body, Very good build quality and switches, Very good image quality - excellent colour, Wide angle 12x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, Intelligent ISO / Exposure / Intelligent AUTO mode will automatically set ISO, Shutter speed, Subject type etc, Very good 2.7" screen - works well in sunlight, Impressive detail at ISO80 - ISO200 with ISO400 results good, Excellent macro mode, Quick performance - 2.5fps co...
Cons: Some noise visible at ISO100 (but good results upto ISO400), Slightly weak flash, some red-eye, Some purple fringing
Excerpt: With its TZ series Lumix cameras Panasonic has pioneered the inclusion of broader focal ranges than usually offered by a digital compact. In practice this has made them most apt for candid and (amateur) wildlife photography, school sports days (at a push) at maximum zoom, plus landscapes at the wider end.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix TZ6 is a brilliant Zoom camera. The picture quality is brilliant and it takes pretty good video footage too. Being able to use the zoom when recording video is a definite plus.