Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / DMC-ZS5
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So far so good.
A. Birkmeyer "Free Range Retiree" On CGOB web site", Amazon
27 June 2014
Summary: Used this camera now for 3 weeks in fairly rough conditions (900 mile, 15 days circle bike ride through Idaho). The camera performed very well. I have found that you really need to learn the camera and all the setting option and the effects they can have on your photos.
Summary: I got this point and shoot as a smaller and quicker alternative for when I don't want to lug around my SLR or spend time adjusting aperture/shutter settings. I've generally been very happy with its features and photo quality for the price.
Summary: I purchased this camera in July of 2010. After 11 months of totally satisfied use the dreaded "Dark Spots" began to appear in the view finder and in photos. The dark spots are the result of dust getting into the camera and clinging to the CCD sensor.
Summary: This was my second Lumix point and shoot and It's an excellent little camera that I use whenever it isn't practical to take my my larger DSLR. My first Lumix somehow got dirt between the lens elements and it left spots on all the final shots.
Summary: Still has limitations due to the lens, as any point and shoot will, but if that's an issue one should be looking at DSLRs instead. Manual settings work best indoors, as automatic settings tend to produce shots with bad exposure. Outdoor shots work very nicely with automatic settings, however.
Summary: Have used the camera a few times. Tried the auto setting and the shutter took a long time to actually shoot the picture so people would move. Switched over to the sports to get a quicker shutter speed at an indoor kids birthday party. Thank goodness there is editing with digital.
Summary: If you're looking at a point and shoot camera, lets assume that's exactly what you want. A nice camera that you can simply zoom, point and shoot great pictures, indoors or out, sunny or cloudy. This one comes close until your indoors. Flash indoors does not produce realistic color photos.
Pros: zoom, mega pixels, full auto, full manual. Quality lens, image stabilization
Cons: too many settings for an average point and shoot user