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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / DMC-ZS5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 721 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / DMC-ZS5. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the image quality and portability. The zoom and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas views about the color and focus are mixed. The exposure and shutter get negative comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / DMC-ZS5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / DMC-ZS5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / DMC-ZS5 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 really like the zoom and performance. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. The shutter and viewfinder get less positive comments.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, zoom

reliability, viewfinder, shutter

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / DMC-ZS5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / DMC-ZS5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

 

The Lumix DMC-ZS5 is a point-and-shoot with a 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor, a 25 millimeter Leica lens with 12x zoom and Panasonic's Venus Engine VI.

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Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 review

 

Editors' note: Many of the design, features, and shooting options are identical between the DMC-ZS5 and the DMC-ZS7 we reviewed earlier, so readers of the earlier review may experience some déjà vu when reading the same sections below.

Lots of features to experiment with; manual, semimanual controls; 25mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with a 12x zoom.

Disappointing low-light photos.

If you just want a decent compact megazoom, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 is one of the better options thanks to a well-rounded feature set and very good photo quality at lower ISOs.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

 

Compared with some feature-packed competitors, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 ($250 as of May 19, 2010) is a solid, no-nonsense pocket megazoom camera. Emphasizing smooth, versatile performance, its 12X-optical-zoom lens (25mm to 300mm) offers quiet...

Practically silent zoom-lens motors ; Excellent camera for shooting video ; Very fast autofocus

Sometimes has trouble with extreme macro shots ; Images often look underexposed

The Lumix DMC-ZS5 brushes aside most fancy extras and gets down to brass tacks. Its manual controls and fast-focusing 12X-optical-zoom lens make it a big step up from 2009's Lumix DMC-ZS3.

May, 2010

Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 Review

 

The DMC-TZ8 (also known as the DMC-ZS5 in the USA) is the latest travel-zoom camera from Panasonic, featuring a 12x, 25-300mm lens housed in a compact body that can fit in your pocket. Successor to the TZ6 model, the DMC-TZ8 has a 14.5-megapixel CCD...

The Lumix DMC-TZ8 is a solid addition to Panasonic's travel-zoom camera lineup, but we'd rather save up some extra pennies for its more accomplished bigger brother, the TZ10, which additionally offers GPS tracking, a better LCD screen and AVCHD movies...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / ZS5

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / ZS5 is a 12 Megapixel pocket super-zoom camera. Released in January 2010, alongside the higher-end TZ10 / ZS7, they're the most recent models in Panasonic's enormously popular TZ series which introduced the 'travel zoom'...

Fully manual PASM exposure modes., Effective optical image stabilization., Quiet 12x optical video zoom., 340 shots from a fully charged battery

Fixed' playback mode., No direct movie button., Limited continuous shooting., Mono mic susceptible to wind noise

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (macworld.com)

Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

 

The Lumix DMC-ZS5 brushes aside fancy extras and gets down to brass tacks. Manual controls and a fast-focusing 12X-optical-zoom lens make this model a big step up from 2009's Lumix DMC-ZS3.

Like most pocket megazooms, the Lumix DMC-ZS5 is a bit too large to be truly pocket-size. It can squeeze into an inside coat pocket and would have little trouble fitting into a bag, purse, pair of overalls, or kangaroo pouch, but the 1.3-inch-deep...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ8 digital camera

 

Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-TZ8 fails to impress

Compact, 14x zoom, good focusing, high-definition video recording in ACHD Lite

Poor mid-to-high ISO performance, soft image quality at smallest aperture, E.Zoom button is redundant, changing shooting modes alters the lens position, no dedicated video recording button

We were excited to see if Panasonic could improve on last year's excellent Travel Zoom camera, the LUMIX DMC-TZ7, but alas the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ8 falls short. The only improvements over its predecessor are a higher megapixel count and better...

Apr, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8

 

A 12x optical zoom compact with HD video and manual exposure control

The Panasonic TZ8 isn't a pleasant surprise, as its predecessor the TZ7 has similar pedigree, but an impressive continuation of previous form. The only criticisms are slight and infrequent, making the end performance of this compact some of the most...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 camera

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 (known as the ZS5 in the US) is a step-down from the company's TZ10 model, which most notably features a GPS and a few tweaks to differentiate it from the smaller brother. It falls into Panasonic's line of "super zoom"...

Little distortion off the 12x lens, manual controls, focus lock works well

No HDMI, menus not the most user friendly, mono mic, HD video format not the best

There have been some compromises made on this model to differentiate it from other cameras in this range which offer pretty much identical operation and performance. The TZ10, of course, is more fully featured and more expensive at £349, the TZ7 gives...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Geoff Harris (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 review

 

Will the upgrade of the popular TZ6 live up to Panasonic's hype?

Lens ; Intelligent Exposure and AF functions ; Metering system ; Noise o.k. until ISO 800 ; 720p movie recording

Not as good as D-SLR although price quite similar ; Fiddly controls for aperture etc ; Some Intelligent functions have little effect

Pitched at family snappers and travellers looking for a lot of power in a compact body, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 is the follow-up to the popular DMC-TZ6.

Mar, 2010

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