Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 Review

February 5, 2016 | Amy Davies | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


Announced at this year's CES, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 (also known as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60) features a 30x optical zoom (24-720mm equivalent) and is a replacement for last year's TZ70. It sits below the new TZ100 - last year's TZ57 has been discontinued and will not be replaced.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has an 18 million pixel sensor, an increase from the 12.1 million pixel sensor of the TZ70. Other new features include a new Venus engine, Light Speed AF (autofocus) with DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology and 4K photo functions. The screen is the same size and resolution (1040k-dot), but it is now touch sensitive. Battery life has been very slightly improved, while the zoom range stays the same.

Another feature which has been carried over from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80's predecessor include the 0.2-inch 1160k-dot LVF (Live Viewfinder) with eye sensor. The TZ80 can shoot in raw format and includes manual and semi-automatic exposure modes.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 / ZS60 is available in silver or black for £349.99 / $399.99.

Ease of Use

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 is very similar in appearance to the TZ70, with just a couple of mm added to the dimensions of the camera. Considering it has both a 30x optical zoom, it's impressively sleek. It's possible to fit the camera into all but the tightest of jeans pockets.

Available in two colours, we were supplied with the black and silver version, which gives the camera a classic / retro look. On the front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 is a small grip which helps to give the camera excellent purchase - it's joined on the back by a thumb rest which makes the camera feel comfortable in the hand.

On the top of the camera is a dial for choosing the exposure mode of the camera. Here you'll find P/A/S/M modes, as well as automatic, creative, scene, panoramic and a slot for a custom group of settings. Also on top of the camera is the shutter release, which is surrounded by the zoom switch. Zooming the lens to its full length is smooth and fluid, stopping for a brief pause before entering the digital zoom (if you have it switched on, and you're not shooting in raw format).

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Front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

A video record button can be found just next to the shutter release. It's away from the rest of the buttons and is slightly recessed into the body of the camera, making it practically impossible to accidentally record a video when you don't want to.

Around the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80's lens is a control ring. By default it will control a certain function (i.e. aperture in aperture priority mode), but you can customise it to one of several other functions, if you prefer.

In fact, the TZ80 is great if you like to customise your camera. On the back of the camera there are four physical function buttons, all of which can be customised, and there are a further five “virtual” function buttons which can be displayed on the touchscreen and customised to give you quick access to something.

Also on the back of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 is a scrolling dial, which again has a default function, but can also be customised to change something else if you prefer. There are also a number of directly accessed functions available from the four-way navigational pad. Up brings up the exposure compensation function, left is for changing focusing mode (switching on macro focusing), down is for self-timer and drive modes, while right is for accessing flash modes.

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

By default, the Fn3 button is used to access the quick menu. This brings up a number of commonly used options - such as ISO and white balance. You can either touch the areas on screen to make changes to settings, or you can scroll through the various options using the physical buttons on the camera. It's a great way to make quick changes without having to delve into the more extensive main menu.

There are four different AF Modes you can choose from; Face Detection, Tracking, 49-Area and 1-Area. If you select the 1-Area mode, you can then set the autofocus point simply by tapping an area on the screen. This is an improvement from the TZ70 which didn't feature a touch sensitive screen and required slower button pressing to move the autofocus point. You can also change the size of the AF point by using the scrolling dial on the rear of the camera, which is useful when you want to focus on a finer detail.

A new addition for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 is 4K photo modes, something which can be found on some of Panasonic's Lumix G compact system cameras (such as the GX8). As with those cameras, you can shoot at 30fps using 4K photo modes, and then pick the moment you need from the resulting footage - all within the camera. This is very helpful when you're photographing something fast moving, such as sports, or children.

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Top of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

There's also a new mode called “Post Focus”. Basically, this shoots a number of photos all with different focus points - you can then choose the focus point you need post-capture. While this is quite a fun and nifty feature, I'm not entirely sure how often you'd use it. Both you and the subject need to be still, so it's uses are a little limited for now. By default the Fn2 button is set to switch Post Focus on and off.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80's viewfinder is small, but it's useful if there's very bright sunlight - or if you just prefer to compose your images through a viewfinder. There's a sensor on the viewfinder itself which switches it on - and the screen off - automatically as the camera is lifted to your eye. This makes for a nice seamless transition - but you can switch this off if you need to - for instance if you're shooting from the hip. Unlike the TZ57, the TZ80's screen is fixed, which is less useful for selfies and group portraits, but it helps to keep the camera slim.

Inbuilt Wi-Fi can be used to connect the camera to your smartphone or tablet, meaning you can remotely control it, or send photos you've already taken across to be shared on social networks and the like. A free app can be downloaded for iOS and Android, and the good news is that it gives you lots of control over the camera itself. While some apps only allow you to trigger the shutter release, from this you can do pretty much everything - alter aperture, ISO, switch on the flash, change autofocus point - and much more besides. It's also quick to transfer your existing photos across too.

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 In-hand

There's quite a few creative options afford to you when using the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80. You can switch to the dedicated creative mode, but you can also use one of the several inbuilt filters when shooting in one of the manual or semi-automatic modes. The bonus here being that shooting in raw format gives you a “clean” version of the image should you need it down the line. You can also the less dramatic Picture Modes, such as Vivid and Monochrome, to give your shots a different look. There's also a panorama mode, which enables you to create super wide angle shots by moving the camera across the view that you're trying to capture.

The introduction of DFD technology is designed to speed up focusing, and it seems to work well. Focusing speeds are very quick in all but the very darkest of conditions, and it's rare for a false confirmation of focus to be displayed. The new Venus engine also seems to facilitate very quick operational times, with a very short shot-to-shot time.

Although the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 may be aimed at enthusiast photographers looking for something to take on their travels - the addition of raw format shooting and advanced shooting modes suggests that - there is also a good automatic option, which does a good job of accurately assessing the scene in front of it to set the most appropriate settings. That makes it also good for beginners who are mostly interested in the 30x optical zoom available.

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 18 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 6Mb.

Panasonic has increased the pixel count of the Lumix DMC-TZ80 from the TZ70's 12 million pixels. At the time of the TZ70's launch, Panasonic claimed that using 12 million pixels was a deliberate decision to get high image quality from having larger pixels.

Somewhere along the line that decision has been reversed, and as a result, it seems that image quality from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 doesn't quite match the TZ70's high quality in some situations. In bright light, the TZ80 is very capable, but even at relatively low ISOs (such as 200), you can see image smoothing and loss of detail, which only gets worse the higher up the sensitivity scale you go.

Although noise isn't particularly visible until fairly high up the sensitivity range - it only starts to become problematic when you reach ISO 3200, this seems to be as a result of extensive image smoothing which render those shots taken at the highest settings of ISO 1600 only really useable at small printing or sharing sizes.

At present, it's not possible to open the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80's raw files using Adobe Camera Raw. You can download Panasonic's own Silkypix software to open and edit the RW2 files instead. If you switch off the default “sharpness”, you can see a lot more noise appearing in ISO 1600 and above images - but also a lot more detail. With that in mind, you can adjust the amount of noise reduction if you would prefer more detail, which could potentially save some shots which have lots of fine areas.

Most of the time, the camera's all-purpose metering system does a good job of accurately assessing the scene to produce balanced exposures. Automatic white balance also copes well most of the time, but it can be a little thrown by mixed lighting situations (for instance, an illuminated room which also has some natural light coming in from a window). In these cases, it's best to switch to a specific white balance setting, such as Fluorescent.

At the end of the 30x optical zoom, it's also possible to see some loss of detail, and again, it seems as if the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 can't quite match the TZ70 in terms of sharpness and clarity. Images taken at other focal lengths, such as 10x or 20x, fare better though. On the plus side, the camera's inbuilt optical image stabilisation does a good job of keeping images free from blur when using the full reach of the optical zoom.


There are 8 ISO settings available on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting.


ISO 80 (100% Crop)

ISO 80 (100% Crop)

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ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

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ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

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Here are two 100% crops which have been Saved as Web - Quality 50 in Photoshop. The right-hand image has had some sharpening applied in Photoshop. The out-of-the camera images are a little soft at the default sharpening setting and benefit from some further sharpening in a program like Adobe Photoshop. You can change the in-camera sharpening level via the Picture Adjust menu option.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)

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Focal Range

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80's 30x zoom lens provides a very versatile focal length of 24-720mm in 35mm terms, as demonstrated below.



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Chromatic Aberrations

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 handled chromatic aberrations well during the review, with some purple fringing present around the edges of objects in certain high-contrast situations, as shown in the examples below.

Chromatic Aberrations 1 (100% Crop)

Chromatic Aberrations 2 (100% Crop)

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 offers a Macro setting that allows you to focus on a subject that is 3cms away from the camera when the lens is set to wide-angle. The first image shows how close you can get to the subject (in this case a compact flash card). The second image is a 100% crop.


Macro (100% Crop)

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The flash settings on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 are Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off. These shots of a white coloured wall were taken at a distance of 1.5m.

Forced Off - Wide Angle (24mm)

Forced On - Wide Angle (24mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

Forced Off - Telephoto (720mm)

Forced On - Telephoto (720mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

And here are some portrait shots.

Flash On

Flash On (100% Crop)

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Redeye Reduction

Redeye Reduction (100% Crop)
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80's maximum shutter speed is 60 seconds, which is great news if you're seriously interested in night photography. The shot below was taken using a shutter speed of 4 seconds at ISO 400. The camera takes the same amount of time again to apply noise reduction, so for example at the 15 second setting the actual exposure takes 30 seconds.


Night (100% Crop)

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Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 camera, which were all taken using the 18 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample RAW Images

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We've provided some Panasonic RAW (RW2) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 3840x2140 at 25 frames per second. Please note that this 17 second movie is 192Mb in size.

Product Images

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Front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

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Front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 / Lens Extended

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Electronic Viewfinder

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 / Turned On

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 / Image Displayed

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 / Main Menu

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 / Quick Menu


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Front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

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Front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

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Battery Compartment / Memory Card Slot


Panasonic has added some interesting technology to its superzoom segment of the market, and it's interesting to see that the Lumix DMC-TZ80 now represents the more affordable of the company's duo of new travel compacts.

If you're particularly interested in the new 4K technology which the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 adds - such as being able to pick a moment from a run of several shots, or the ability to change the focus point post capture - then the TZ80 represents an interesting proposition. However, if your main concern is image quality, or having a 30x optical zoom, then it's arguable that you'll be better off plumping for the even cheaper TZ70.

In terms of image quality, the TZ80 hasn't really made an improvement on its predecessor, and in some cases, when comparing like for like images, it appears to be slightly worse. This is probably down to an increase in pixels, and it's a little disappointing to see.

While it's nice to see manual control and raw format shooting, this camera seems better placed as something for beginners, rather than enthusiasts who may expect better image quality, especially if you're looking for a back-up to your DSLR or compact system camera. If you're after superb image quality in all situations, you'd do well to take a look at the more premium TZ100, which features a one-inch sensor and sits above the TZ80.

On the plus side, if you're mainly going to be using the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 in good, bright sunlight, as your holiday camera, you should be pleased with the results that it is capable of producing. If you also find yourself frustrated by the lack of a zoom on a smartphone, it could also be a good choice. Again though, if you can live with the much shorter 10x optical zoom that the TZ100 offers, you may find it brings you more satisfaction.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 4
Value for money 4

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80.

Canon Powershot SX280 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS is a new travel-zoom camera for 2013, offering a 20x zoom lens and a 12 megapixel back-illuminated image sensor. Other key features of the Canon SX280 include built-in GPS and wi-fi connectivity, a 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080p HD movies with stereo sound, fast 14fps burst shooting, and a full range of manual and automated exposure modes. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX280 HS in-depth review now...

Nikon Coolpix S9900

The Coolpix S9900 is Nikon's new flagship travel-zoom compact camera for 2015. Featuring a 30x zoom lens with a focal range of 25-750mm, the Coolpix S9900 has a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch vari-angle screen, 7.5fps burst shooting and boasts GPS tracking and both wi-fi and NFC connectivity. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix S9900 review now...

Olympus SZ-30MR

The Olympus SZ-30MR is a new travel-zoom compact camera, featuring a 24x lens that provides a focal range of 25-600mm, yet is still small enough to fit into your pocket. Other key features offered by the SZ-30MR include a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p HD video recording, 3 inch LCD screen, 9fps high-speed continuous shooting, sensor-shift image stabilisation and a range of Magic Filters. Priced at £250 / $350, we find out if the Olympus SZ-30MR is the best travel zoom camera that money can buy.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 is Panasonic's new flagship travel-zoom compact camera for 2014. The 12-megapixel TZ70 (also known as the ZS50) offers a 30x wide-angle zoom lens, lens control ring, RAW file format, focus peaking and an electronic viewfinder. Read our Panasonic DMC-TZ70 review to find out if it's the best travel-zoom camera...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V is a new premium travel-zoom camera with a 30x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T-star zoom lens. The HX90V also features an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor, pop-up electronic viewfinder, lens barrel control ring, flip-up LCD screen, built-in wi-fi, NFC and GPS, full 1080p high-definition video with stereo sound, manual shooting modes, 10fps continuous shooting, ISO range of 80-12800 and fast auto-focusing. Read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V review to find out if it's the best travel-zoom camera on the market...

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 from around the web. »

The Panasonic TZ range is hugely popular when it comes to dedicated compact cameras, especially if you're looking for big zoom in a relatively small package. In 2016 the range is diversifying: 2015's TZ70 is replaced by the similar TZ80 (or SZ60 for our American friends), as reviewed here, but there's also the new, larger-sensor TZ100 (SZ100) joining the line-up - see our other preview for that model.
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Metrics Dimensions (W x H x D) 112.0 x 64.0 x 38.0 mm/(4.41 x 2.52 x 1.50 inch)
Weight Approx. 282 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.6217 lb)/Approx. 240 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.5291 lb)
Pixels Camera Effective Pixels 18.1 Megapixels
Sensor Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.3-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / 18.9 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Lens Aperture F3.3 - 6.4 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm/(Still Image: F3.3 - 8.0 (W), F6.4 - 8.0 (T), Motion Picture: F3.3 - 8.0 (W), F6.4 - 8.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 30x
Focal Length f = 4.3 - 129mm/(24 - 720mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3)/(25 - 750mm in 35mm equiv. in 3:2)/(26 - 780mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9)/(28 - 840mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1)/(33 - 990mm in 35mm equiv. in 4K Photo recording)/(26 - 780mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. Off / Level Shot function Off)/(28 - 840mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function Off)/(30 - 900mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function On)/(33 - 990mm in 35mm equiv. in 4K video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 42.5x (4:3 / 9M (M)), 61.2x (4:3 / 4.5M (S))
Intelligent Zoom 60x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR/12 elements in 9 groups/(5 Aspherical Lenses / 10 Aspherical surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +*/* 5-Axis compensation works in video recording except for 4K video or high-speed video recording.
Digital Zoom Max. 4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Focus Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity/AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On / Off)
Focus AF / AF Macro / Macro Zoom * Each available with AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, Touch AF/AE Function,/Touch Shutter, Touch Pad AF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, AF+MF, Focus Peaking, One Shot AF (Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF-ON), Low Light AF.
Post Focus Yes
AF Metering Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-area / 1-area/(Full area touch is available)
Shutter Shutter Speed [Still Image] Approx. 4 - 1/2,000 sec (Mechanical Shutter)/Approx. 1 - 1/16,000 sec (Electronic Shutter)/Artistic Nightscape (Approx. 60 sec)
Shutter Speed [Motion Picture] Approx. 1/25 - 1/16,000 sec/Approx. 1/2 - 1/16,000 sec (Creative Video M Mode / MF Mode)
Finder Viewfinder 0.20" LVF (Live View Finder) (1,166k dots equiv.), Field of View: Approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x/Magnification: Approx. 2.59x / 0.46x (35 mm camera equivalent)
File File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / RAW, DPOF/Motion Picture: AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD, MP4
Recording Modes Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C (Custom), Panorama Shot, Scene Guide, Creative Control
Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine (22 filters)
Still Image Scene Guide Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome
Continuous Shooting Mode (Approx.) [AFS] SH: 40 frames/sec*, H: 10 frames/sec, M: 5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) [AFC] H: 5 frames/sec, M: 5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) * Electronic shutter only.
4K Photo Mode (*2) 4K Burst: 30 frames/sec, max. 15 min/4K Burst (S/S): 30 frames/sec, max. 15 min/4K Pre-Burst: 30 frames/sec, approx. 2 sec/(Depending on memory card size and battery power)/Exif Information: Yes/Selectable Aspect Ratio: Yes (4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 are selectable)/Exposure Mode: Program AE / Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE / Manual/Marking Function: Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
Motion Picture Recording (*2) 4K Video 3840 x 2160 pixels, 25p (4K: 100Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) (AAC)
HD Video 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50p (FHD: 28Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 50fps) (Dolby)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FHD: 24Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 25fps) (Dolby)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FHD: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 50fps) (Dolby)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 50p (FHD: 28Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 50fps) (AAC)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 25p (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) (AAC)/1280 x 720 pixels, 25p (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) (AAC)
STD Video 640 x 480, 25p (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) (AAC)
High Speed Video 1280 x 720 pixels, 25p (HD: MP4) (Sensor Output is 100fps)/640 x 480 pixels, 25p (VGA: MP4) (Sensor Output is 200fps)
Continuous Recordable Time (Motion Pictures) AVCHD FHD/50p: Approx. 105 min/FHD/50i: Approx. 110 min
MP4 4K/25p: Approx. 90 min/FHD/50p: Approx. 110 min
Actual recordable Time (Motion Pictures) AVCHD FHD/50p: Approx. 50 min/FHD/50i: Approx. 55 min
MP4 4K/25p: Approx. 45 min/FHD/50p: Approx. 55 min
Exposure Parameters Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-5 EV (+/-3 EV for motion picture)
Auto (AE) Bracketing 3, 5, 7 frames in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, Max. +/-3 EV
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Still Image: Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 (Extended ISO)/Motion Picture: Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200/(Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Picture Quality Still Picture Recording [4:3] 4896x3672 (18M) (L) / 3456x2592 (9M) (M) / 2400x1800 (4.5M) (S)/[3:2] 4896x3264 (16M) (L) / 3456x2304 (8M) (M) / 2400x1600 (4M) (S)/[16:9] 4896x2752 (13.5M) (L) / 3840x2160 (8M) (M) / 1920x1080 (2M) (S)/[1:1] 3664x3664 (13.5M) (L) / 2592x2592 (7M) (M) / 1824x1824 (3.5M) (S)
Image Quality RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set1 / White Set2 / Color Temperature/(2-axis Adjustable)
Photo Style Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom
Picture Adjustment Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation*/* Except for Monochrome mode.
Other Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes (On / Off)
Wi-FI IEEE 802.11b/g/n/2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch)/WPA / WPA2/Infrastracture Mode / WPS
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec (3 images)
Self Shot Mode -
Display Playback Mode All, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, 4K PHOTO, Post Focus, Category Selection, Favorite), Calendar
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / Yes
Show Histogram/ Show Highlights Yes / Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Edit Retouch -
RAW Processing -
Resize/ Cropping Yes / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp - / Yes / Yes
Video Divide Yes
Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / DPOF / Favorites
Setup OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Monitor LCD Monitor 7.5cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (1040k dots), Static Touch Control, AF Coating/Field of View: Approx. 100%, Wide Viewing-angle
Flash Built- in- Flash Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off * For iA, iA+ mode only./0.6 - 5.6m (Wide / ISO Auto), 2.0 - 2.9m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Media Recording Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card/(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Built- in- Memory -
Audio Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono
Interface Interface microHDMI typeD (*3), USB2.0 Micro-B
Power Power Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4 Wh) (Included)/AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Included, connect with USB cable)
Battery life (approx.) 320 pictures (rear monitor) / 280 pictures (LVF) (CIPA Standard) (*1)
Standard Package Included Software ・ The software to process RAW file on PC is not bundled with DMC-TZ80. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using PC connected to the Internet./・ The DMC-TZ80 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-TZ80. 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 Recording conditions by CIPA standard
NOTE - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF) / Humidity: 50%RH when 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 - 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 - Use a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)" when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [4K PHOTO].
NOTE (SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)
NOTE - Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [AVCHD] is 29 minutes 59 seconds.
NOTE - Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [MP4] in [4K] is XX minutes XX seconds.
NOTE - Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [MP4] in [FHD] [HD] [VGA] is 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB.
NOTE - Maximum time to record High Speed motion pictures continuously with [MP4] in [HD] is 7 minutes 29 seconds.
NOTE - Maximum time to record High Speed motion pictures continuously with [MP4] in [VGA] is 3 minutes 44 seconds.
NOTE For [4K] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as"4K compatible".

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