Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Review

Review Date: May 12th 2008
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

Specifications

Image Sensor
Camera Effective Pixels 9.1 Mega pixels
Sensor Size 1/2.33 inch
Total Pixel 10.7 Mega Pixels
Primary Color Filter yes
Optic
Zoom Factor
Optical Zoom 10x
Extra Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 11.3x for 7Mega, 13.5x for 5Mega, 16.9x for 3Mega, 2Mega, 0.3Mega 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 11.6x for 6Mega, 13.9x for 4.5Mega, 16.9x for 2.5Mega 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 12.1x for 5.5Mega, 14.5x for 3.5Mega, 16.9x for 2Mega
Digital Zoom 4x ( Max. 40.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) (Max. 67.5x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focal Distance f=4.7-47mm (35mm Equiv.: 28-280mm)
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 11 elements in 9 groups / (3 Aspherical Lenses / 4 Aspherical surfaces, 1 ED lens)
Aperture Wide: F3.3 / F8.0 (2 steps) Tele: F4.9 / F11 (2 steps)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode1/ Mode2)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50cm / Tele 200cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Clipboard : Wide 5cm / Max 200cm / Tele 100cm - infinity
AF Metering Face / 1-point/ 1-point high speed/ 3-point high speed/ 9-point/ Spot
Focus/Exposure
Focus Mode Normal / Macro, Continuous AF (in Intelligent Auto, On/Off)
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity "Auto /100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (High Sensitivity Mode : Auto(1600 - 6400) )"
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / White Balance Adjustment (10steps, except for auto set)
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (at Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing +/- 1/3 EV ~1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple/ Center Weighted/ Spot
Rec Mode[Mode Dial] Intelligent AUTO / Normal Picture / Motion Picture / Clipboard / Scene 1 / Scene 2
Scene Mode Portrait / Soft Skin / Scenery / Sports / Night Portrait / Night Scenery / Self-Portrait / Food / Party / Candle Light / Baby1 / Baby2 / Pet / Sunset / High sensitivity / Hi-Speed Burst / Starry Sky / Fireworks / Beach / Snow / Aerial photo / Underwater / Multi Aspect
Shutter Speed 8-1/2000 sec Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
Flash System
Built-in-Flash Auto / Auto/Red-eye Reduction / Forced On / Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction / Forced Off
Flash Distance 0.6 - 5.3m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.6m (Tele/ISO Auto)
External Flash n/a
Feature
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Zoom, Hold
Color Mode Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG(Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF corresponding / image with audio: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)+ QuickTime / Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Recording Image Size Still Image: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 3456 x 2592 pixels, 3072 x 2304 pixels, 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels / 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 3552 x 2368 pixels, 3072 x 2048 pixels, 2560 x 1712 pixels, 2048 x 1360 pixels / 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 3712 x 2088, 3072 x 1728 pixels, 2560 x 1440 pixels,1920 x 1080 pixels
Image Quality Fine / Standard
Motion Picture 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps / "16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps HD?16:9 Aspect Ratio?: 1280x720 30fps, 15fps" / HD?16:9 Aspect Ratio?: 1280x720 30fps, 15fps
Burst Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image / 2.5 frames/sec Max. 5 images (Standard mode) / Max 3 mages (Fine Mode) / High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6 frames/sec (recorded in 2M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Unlimited consecutive shooting yes
Digital Red Eye Correction yes
Intelligent Exposure yes
Easy Zoom yes
Zoom Resume yes
Motion Zoom yes
Still Image Rec. with Audio 5 sec
Audio Dubbing Max. 10sec
Real-time histogram yes
Composition Guide line yes
Built-in-Memory yes
Built-in-Memory [Capacity] approx. 50MB
Scene Mode Help Screen yes
Auto Angle Detection yes
Flip Animation n/a
Travel Date yes
World Time yes
Title Edit yes
Date Stamp n/a
Text Stamp yes
Economy mode n/a
LCD Monitor 3.0" Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (460K dots) / Field of View : approx. 100% / AUTO Power LCD mode / Power LCD mode / High angle mode
Supersonic Wave Filter for Dust Reduction n/a
Playback mode [REC]/[Play] Selector switch / 30-thumbnail display / 12-thumbnail display / calendar display / zoomed playback (16x max.) / playback of favorite pictures / image rotation / Resizing (selectable number of pixels) / trimming / protection / aspect conv. DPOF print setting / Creating still pictures from a motion picture / Dual image playback
Category Playback Yes (in slideshow mode and normal playback)
Slideshow Mode Yes (duration & effect with music adjustable)
OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Recording Media Built-in Memory / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card / MultiMediaCard(Still image only)
Microphone yes
Speaker yes
Interface DC Input, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), HD AV Output (Component), USB2.0 High speed
Direct Print PictBridge
General Data
Power
Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 1000mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life (approx.) 300 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Dimensions [mm]
Width 103.3
Height 59.3
Depth 36.5
Weight [g]
Body 214.0
Including Battery and SD Memory Card 240.0
Further Specifications
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO -viewer- / ArcSoft (MediaImpression / Panorama Maker) / USB Driver
Standard Accessories Battery Charger / Battery Pack / Battery carrying case / AV Cable / USB Connection Cable / AC Cable / Strap / CD-ROM
   
Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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