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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2595 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and performance are also appreciated. The contrast and memory get mixed reviews, and the control panel and shutter get critical opinions.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, zoom

viewfinder, shutter, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the image quality and zoom are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the shutter and low light performance are mixed. The memory and viewfinder get less positive views.

portability, usability, performance, zoom, image quality

exposure, viewfinder, memory

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 755 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and performance. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the control panel and shutter.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, zoom

viewfinder, shutter, control panel

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

 

Many might find the attractions of the 9-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 irresistible: it's compact enough to fit in a jacket pocket, yet packs a 10x zoom lens, complete with 28mm-equivalent wide-angle view and optical image stabilizer. It also has a...

Attractive, functional design; generally above-average photo quality for its class; nice, useful feature set; lens can zoom during movie capture.

Aggressive smoothing reduces detail in indoor shots, even at low ISO sensitivities; modest performance; poorly placed microphone.

Though it's not perfect, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5's compact midrange megazoom feature set puts it in a class with just its sibling, the TZ4, and should deliver a satisfying shooting experience.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix TZ5

 

Preview of the Panasonic Lumix TZ5.

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Jun, 2008

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

 

Panasonic launched the original 'Travel Zoom' TZ1 back in February 2006. In 2007 came the TZ3 and now, almost exactly one year later, Panasonic brings us the third generation of this popular series in the shape of the TZ5 (The TZ2 and TZ4 are the...

Very versatile 28-280mm equiv. zoom range; Excellent lens, good edge-to-edge sharpness and little distortion; High quality build, full metal body; Little (if any) color fringing; Good flash performance; White balance fine tune option; Feels fast and...

Heavy noise reduction at all ISO settings (although less than predecessor); Smearing of fine detail (caused by NR) even at base ISO; Macro mode less effective than competitors'; Unreliable Auto WB performance under artificial light; Inconvenient...

While the step from the TZ1 to the TZ3 was quite a big one the upgrade from TZ3 to TZ5 is more evolutionary.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ5 Review

 

Panasonic TZ5 digitale compact camera Panasonic heeft een succesvolle en uitgekiende reeks digitale compactcamera’s in het programma en timmert hiermee niet onsuccesvol aan de weg. Dat zal een positieve invloed hebben op het marktaandeel en wellicht...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

 

While there are less expensive long-zoom consumer compacts on the market, they don't deliver the overall build quality and level of performance of the DMC-TZ5. The all-metal body, excellent Leica lens and host of features set this camera apart from...

9.1MP resolution10X zoom (28-280mm 35mm equivalent)High-res 3Optical image stabilizationAll-metal body - excellent build quality

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 is Panasonic's 2008 entry into its TZ series of

Feb, 2009

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ5 review

 

One year after the introduction of the TZ3, and right before the PMA 2008 kicked off, Panasonic revealed the successor to the TZ3: the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5. Being the fourth generation Traveler Zoom (TZ), it is a clear sign that the concept has been...

Panasonic offer a successful and smart series of digital compact cameras and keep setting the world on fire. It will affect the market share in a positive way and obviously drive Panasonic to continue on this road and deliver many more Lumix cameras....

Recommended

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ5 Digital camera review

 

Panasonic are clearly hard at work to assert their presence in the digital camera market. Lumix is starting to become a familiar name to many consumers, a fact that is more than welcomed by Panasonic, who know how to put this brand awareness to clever...

With the Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ5, Panasonic offer a very attractive camera indeed. It offers the consumer true value for money, a fact that is only emphasised by the combination of the 6x optical zoom and the optical image stabiliser, which proves an...

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 is a new version of Panasonic's best-selling camera of 2007, the DMC-TZ3, an ultra-compact superzoom with a 10x, 28-200mm lens. Just one year later, the new DMC-TZ5 retains the same Leica-branded lens and optical image...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 represents an incremental evolution of an already winning blueprint, retaining the fundamental design of the hugely successful TZ3 model, whilst adding a smattering of new features. Current owners of the TZ3 won't be...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Alexander (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

Panasonic released the TZ5 in March of 2008, updating the TZ3 with a new sensor, slightly new styling and a few new features

10x optical zoom with true 28mm wide angle ; Almost distortion-free lens ; Excellent quick menu system ; Compact body for zoom range ; Optical image stabilization ; Sturdy build ; Big, 460,000-pixel, 3-inch LCD ; Easy to Use ; Simple mode for handing...

Anti-noise processing muddles detail at all ISO settings ; Moderate chromatic aberration at wide angle and telephoto ; High contrast in harsh outdoor images ; Somewhat subdued color compared to other cameras in this class ; Flash coverage is uneven at...

Panasonic has made some subtle alterations to the body and interface dials to make it simpler and easier to use. The Panasonic TZ3 crammed 10 settings onto the main mode selector dial; the TZ5 removes four of these settings to the operation menu, and...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Lumix DMC-TZ5

 

($350) is the follow-up to the highly popular DMC-TZ3 compact ultra zoom, which was introduced to much praise last year. That camera offered a 10X, 28 - 280 mm lens with image stabilization in a midsize body, along with a host of point-and-shoot features

Very good photo quality, less noise reduction than previous models (though see issues below) ; 10X, 28 - 280 mm lens in a relatively small package ; Optical image stabilization ; Incredible 3-inch, super high resolution LCD display; great outdoor...

Images on the noisy side, especially in shadows; still some noise reduction artifacting ; Lens is "slow" at the wide end ; Sluggish low light focusing ; More manual controls would be nice ; No optical viewfinder ; Small buttons on back of camera; easy...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 is quite an impressive package. It's not perfect, but it's arguably the best camera in the "compact" ultra zoom class. From its 28 - 280 mm lens to its 720p movie mode, the TZ5 can do just about everything. If you're after a...

Jun, 2009

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