Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ5 9.1 MP Digital Camera - Black
About this product
|Now you can fit sweeping landscapes into a single frame with the 28mm wide-angle setting. Pull in subjects from far away to capture even subtle facial expressions with the dynamic 280mm telephoto setting. Ideal for traveling, the DMC-TZ5 Lumix 9.1-megapixel digital camera combines a wide-ranging Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens with a handy, compact body. The extra optical zoom function also extends the zoom to as much as 16.9x, giving you even greater telephoto power.Set the TZ5 to iA mode and let the five intelligent auto functions team up to help prevent shooting errors. Intelligent exposure corrects lighting differences, so images come out just the way you see them, intelligent scene selector chooses the mode that best fits the situation, MEGA Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) helps prevent blurring from hand-shake, intelligent ISO control helps prevent motion blur, and face detection helps produce clear portraits by optimizing the focus and exposure settings.With a total of 460,000 dots, the big, bright 3.0" diagonal LCD makes viewing and shooting easier and more comfortable. The intelligent LCD adjusts brightness automatically in 10 steps as the ambient light level changes, so images are clear, bright and easy to see day or night, indoors or outdoors.The TZ5 can record motion images with sensational 1280 x 720 HD resolution at 30 frames per second (fps). You can use the zoom, too, and capture some truly dramatic shots. When you're done shooting for the day, just connect the camera to an HDTV and you're ready to view your still shots and motion images in high-definition beauty.|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||9.1 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||5cm|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||28 - 280mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||60 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, Program|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto, ISO auto (1600-6400)|
|Light Sensitivity Max||6400|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.3 m - 6.3 m|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||27 MB|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Connector Types||1 x DC power input, 1 x USB, 1 x component video output, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Digital Video Format||QuickTime|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||Audio Recording, Automatic Face Tracking, Built-In Help Guide, Built-In Speaker, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Digital Image Rotation, Histogram Display, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Red eye Fix, Resizing an Image, USB 2.0 Compatibility|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Aerial photo, Baby1, Baby2, Beach, Candle, Clipboard, Fireworks, Food, Hi-speed burst, High sensitivity, Night portrait, Night scene, Party/indoor, Pet, Portrait mode, Scenery, Self-portrait, Snow, Soft skin, Sports mode, Starry sky, Sunset, Underwater|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Cool, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid, Warm|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||10 frames per second, 2.5 frames per second|
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- djgeorgioOct 29, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Love this camera
My old one is showing its age, so I got another, Great camera, easy to use and great low light pictures
- chargingrhinoJun 17, 2008by
One AWESOME Camera!!!
This camera is Incredible!!! I go to lots of Car Shows and love to take pictures of the cars, etc. I usually bring my Nikon D70 for this... Not any more, I went to a show last Saturday and took many pictures and then came home to print them out...WOW!!! These pictures were crystal clear, sharp and very vivid colors! The pictures at 9mp were saved at 64mb each at 19x18 inches in size! You could probably make a lifesize poster with NO pixelation! The Intelligent Auto is unbelievable! I like the fact that when using normal mode you can set your own Custom White Balance since I use a Expodisc to do this, it works Great! The Motion Picture Mode is unreal for a pocket camera...you can also Zoom while using the video, no other camera dose this! The only draw back I have found so far is the flash, it doesn't have the output I would like, however, when using the IA Mode you could actually get by NOT using the flash in some cases. Overall I give this camera a 9.5 out of 10!Read full review
- johnna1107Nov 2, 2008by
At first blush, an excellent little camera
I own several digital cameras, from DSLR down to compact pocket models. I bought the TZ5 as an all-purpose utility camera for day-to-day carry. Let me say that I have had this camera for only 3 days, so this is strictly a "first impressions" review.
I was hesitant to buy another Panasonic because of a warranty problem with a Lumix DMC-FZ5, for which I had to pay over $100 toward repairs that were done within the warranty period. I contacted Panasonic twice, and they never even replied. So, if you buy a Panasonic Lumix, hope to heck that you don't need warranty work done.
The past problems notwithstanding, I found the TZ5 at an exceptionally good price, coupled with a 10% coupon from PayPal, so I jumped on it.
In the short time that I've had it, I've made about 200 shots, trying out various features and putting the little machine to the test.
Big plusses: 10X zoom, super-sharp lens, ultra-close macro focus, two user-definable scene modes, excellent color rendition.
Minuses: Neither of these are biggies, but the camera is surprisingly heavy for such a small package, and it isn't as small a package as many others. HOWEVER, I don't think there's anything smaller that has a 10X lens.
If you study reviews of this camera on the web, you will find all Lumix cameras getting some black marks for "noise." Yes, I know what "noise" is, and both my Lumix cameras do show some noise - but only when the camera is set at 400 ISO or higher, AND I got for prints larger than 5 X 7, or click zoom repeatedly when the picture is displayed on the screen. In my opinion, a snapshooter who normally has prints made at 4" x 6" will never see this "noise." If your intent is to make 16 x 20 prints, then you shouldn't be buying a snapshooter's camera to begin with.
There's no point in my naming all the features of the camera; you can get those off Panasonic's web site - and many sites that offer the camera for sale. If you're looking for a travel oompanion that can make excellent photos under a wide range of conditions, including zooming out to 10 power, or close-focussing on a tiny flower, this may be the ideal selection.
Just hope that you don't need repairs (and, honestly, I have no reason to believe that the Lumix's are any more repair-prone than other brands.)Read full review
- paudio-gearFeb 23, 2009by
Great Camera with Many Great Features.
I did a lot of research before I bought a camera. I wanted high quality (pics & camera), compact body, lots of features, large LCD, great zoom lens, and HD movie recording and this camera has all of that and more.
The megapixels may seem low by some other cameras but unless you are going to be blowing up pics to 14x20 size the 9.1 megapixels are more than enough. It has a 10x optical zoom with 4x digital zoom with 2 types of image stabilization all in compact body. The body is a little bulky compared to other compacts but other compacts don't have half the features. The LCD is large and has multiple viewing modes. The pics are great and there are a ton of pic modes. I have read other reviews that say they wish there were more manual controls but if you want that go and buy a $700-$1000 camera. The pics and features are all excellent but I mainly bought this camera for it's HD recording and it will not let you down. Now this is not the HD recording you will find in a $1000 camcorder but it is 100x better than what you will find in other compact cameras that costs less than $300. You can also zoom while you are filming! This camera has it all at a great price. Check out other reviews, they all say the same thing. BUY THIS CAMERA!!!Read full review
- rma4201Feb 8, 2009by
Best compact point and shoot
I have just started taking pictures with this camera and I am pleased with the DMC-TZ5. I have had successfully taken good quality pictures with 2Gb SD,8Gb SDHC and 16Gb SDHC memory cards. I have taken indoor as well as outdoor pictures, and they all came out very good. I have a slight problem with slightly moving when snapping the shot or while trying to setup just the right shot. I have no problems with this camera making every shot clear and perfect, even with my slight movements. I have not tried to take the dark indoor pictures without a flash, but to be honast with you, I can't see when I would want to. In full automatic, you can only utilize the 10x optical zoom. To utilize the 10x optical plus the 4x digital to get the full 40x zoom, you have to take the shot in manual mode. Although, the stablization is still very effective.I had great success at full 40x zoom with no blur in any of my test shots. You only have to set the type of picture your are taking and let the camera do the rest. You do have some control in manual mode. Keep in mind darker pictures will look much better in 100 or 200 iso if you are going to make poster size prints. I do not regret buying this camera, and I would recommend it to anyone.Read full review