Panasonic Lumix TZ5

Panasonic Lumix TZ5

Lumix digital camera, 9.1-megapixel DMC-TZ5, featuring a 28mm wide-angle 10x optical zoom Leica DC lens (equivalent to 28-280mm on a 35mm film camera). The 28mm wide angle lens captures the subject and the scene wider at the same standpoint than normal 35mm camera does and you can zoom in or out to magnify a distant subject when desired with the 10x optical zoom.

Features

  • 9.1 Mega pixels
  • 10x Optical Zoom
  • Focal Distance 4.7-47mm (35mm Equiv.: 28-280mm)
  • Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S.
  • Auto (AE) Bracketing +/- 1/3 EV ~1EV step, 3 frames
  • 720i HD Video output

My Impressions

The Lumix TZ5 was the first camera that I bought that led me to believe I could take some good shots. The 28mm lens is very clear, and the 10x zoom makes it great for a wide variety shots. Over the last few years I have gotten back into hiking and exploring the hills where I live and the TZ5 is always in my pocket. It excels at panaoramic shots, and the image stabalisation allows you get good sharp shots even at the full zoom!

As “point and shoots” go this is, in my opinion, one of the best all round camera you can get for under £250.

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