Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 Review

March 18, 2015 | Amy Davies | |

Specifications

Metrics Dimensions (W x H x D) 107.9 x 59.9 x 32.1 mm/(4.25 x 2.36 x 1.26 inch)
Weight Approx. 222 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.49 lb) *TBD/Approx. 248 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.55 lb) *TBD
Pixels Camera Effective Pixels 16 Megapixels
Sensor Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / Total Pixel Number 17.5 Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Lens Aperture F3.3 - 6.4 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 8.0 (W), F6.4 - 8.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 20x
Focal Length f = 4.3 - 86.0mm (24 - 480mm in 35mm equiv.)/(28 - 560mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 28.2x (4:3 / 8M), 45.0x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 40x
Lens LUMIX DC VARIO/12 elements in 10 groups/(3 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces / 2 ED Lenses)
2- Speed Zoom -
Optical Image Stabilizer/Five Axis Correction POWER O.I.S. (On with Active Mode (only for Motion Picture) / Off) / No
Digital Zoom Max. 4x (Max. 2x for TZ58)
Conversion Lens Compatibility -
Focus Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50cm - infinity / Tele 200cm - infinity/AF Macro / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On/Off)
Focus Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom/Quick AF (Always On), Continuous AF (only for motion picture)/AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 21-area / 1-area / Spot
Shutter Shutter Speed Approx. 4 - 1/2,000 sec/Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30 sec
Finder Viewfinder -
File File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3), DPOF/Motion Picture: MP4
Recording Modes Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, C1 (Custom), C2 (Custom), Panorama Shot, Scene, Creative Control
Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color (15 filters)
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image: TBD frames/sec, Max. 10 images/with AF Tracking: 2 frames/sec/High-speed Burst: Approx. 10 frames / sec/(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)/Flash Burst Shooting
Motion Picture Recording (*2) HD Video 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25p (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps)/1280 x 720 pixels, 25p (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps)
STD Video 640 x 480, 25p (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps)
High Speed Video -
Continuous recordable time (motion pictures) AVCHD -
MP4 Approx. 100 min (FHD)
Actual recordable time (motion pictures) AVCHD -
MP4 Approx. 50 min (FHD)
Exposure Parameters Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3-1EV step, Max. +/-1 EV, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200/High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 - 6400)
Picture Quality Still Picture Recording [4:3] 4608x3456 (16M) / 3264x2448 (8M EZ) / 2048x1536 (3M EZ) / 640x480 (0.3M EZ)/[3:2] 4608x3072 (14M) / 3264x2176 (7M EZ) / 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ)/[16:9] 4608x2592 (12M) / 1920x1080 (2M EZ)/[1:1] 3456x3456 (12M) / 1536x1536 (2.5M EZ)
Image Quality Fine / Standard
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set/White Balance Adjustment (Except Auto)
Photo Style / Film Mode -
Color Mode / Color Effect / My color -
Picture Adjustment -
Aspect Bracketing -
Other Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes (On/Off)
GPS -
Wi-FI IEEE 802.11b/g/n/2412 MHz – 2462 MHz (1-11 ch)/WPA / WPA2/Infrastracture Mode / WPS/Wi-Fi Button
NFC -
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec
Self Shot Mode Yes
Display Playback Mode All, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, Category Selection, Select Date), Calendar
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback Yes (Menu / Zoom Lever) / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image No / No
Show Histogram Yes
Show Highlights -
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Edit Retouch Creative Retouch
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / DPOF
Setup OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Monitor LCD Monitor 7.7cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (1,040K dots), Tiltable monitor/Field of View: Approx. 100%/Power Monitor mode, AUTO Power Monitor mode
Flash Built- in- Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off/0.6 - 6.0m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.1m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Media Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built- in- Memory Approx. 78MB
Audio Microphone / Speaker Mono / Mono
Interface Interface microHDMI, AV Output (PAL/NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Power Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1250mAh, 4.5 Wh) (Included)/AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Included, connect with USB cable)
Battery life (approx.) 350 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Standard Package Included Software * The DMC-TZ57 Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet./* The software for PC is not bundled with DMC-TZ57. Please use the software pre-installed to the PC or other general image viewing software to browse pictures.
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap
NOTE *1
NOTE Recording conditions by CIPA standard
NOTE - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF) / Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on.
NOTE - Using a Panasonic SDHC Memory Card
NOTE - Using the supplied battery.
NOTE - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].)
NOTE - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.
NOTE - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording.
NOTE - The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time.
NOTE - If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures decreases.
NOTE - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].
NOTE *2
NOTE - These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH.
NOTE - The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use.
NOTE - Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc.
NOTE - Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures.
NOTE SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.
NOTE - Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [MP4] is 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB.