Panasonic Lumix TZ95 Review

April 16, 2019 | Gavin Stoker |


The Panasonic LUMIX TZ95 (also know as the ZS80) is a new travel-zoom compact camera with a 30x optical zoom, 20.3 megapixel resolution, 3.0-inch tiltable rear monitor, new high-resolution viewfinder, RAW format shooting and manual controls, and built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Panasonic LUMIX TZ95 / ZS80 will be available from the end of April 2019 in two colour versions (black and black & silver). The recommended retail price is £399.99 (UK) / €449.99 (Ireland) / $449.99 (US).

Panasonic UK Press Release

Power in your pocket

Get close to the action with the new LUMIX TZ95

• 30x optical zoom LEICA* lens

• 20.3 Megapixel resolution

• Tiltable rear monitor and high-resolution viewfinder

Frankfurt, Germany – 18 February 2019 – Capture subjects near, far and in between with the latest addition to Panasonic’s popular TZ - Travel Zoom - series. Boasting a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR 30x optical zoom lens, this versatile pocket-friendly camera is the ideal travel companion. With its 20.3-megapixel high-resolution sensor, 4K Photo & Video, high-speed burst shooting and a range of other fantastic features, the TZ95 helps you to remember all of life’s incredible moments. A tiltable rear monitor, and a brand new high-resolution LVF (Live View Finder) also make it easier than ever to get the shot you want, every time. 

* The LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lenses are manufactured using measurement instruments and quality assurance systems that have been certified by Leica Camera AG based on the company's quality standards.

Key Features

The LUMIX TZ95 is equipped with several advanced features, all intended to help you get the best shot. 

A 24mm (equivalent) ultra wide-angle LEICA lens is ideal for landscape photography, but with the 30x optical zoom you’ll be able to reach as far as 720mm (equivalent). Power O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) keeps your shots sharp by compensating for handshake even when shooting at long focal lengths. The Zoom Compose Assist function helps keep track of your subjects by quickly zooming out – handy when they move out of frame. 

To keep up with the fastest subjects, the TZ95 sports burst rates of 10 frames per second (AFS) and tracks the subject at a rate of 5 fps (AFC). 

Additional specifications include the following: 

• 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor with 20.3 megapixel resolution

• Ultra high-speed AF of approximately 0.1 sec second

• RAW format shooting and manual controls for advanced users, plus full automatic modes for beginners.

Create your own story

• 3.0-inch tiltable touchscreen

• High resolution Live View Finder

• 4K Photo to capture every moment with ease

Utilizing the 0.21-inch 2,330k-dot equivalent Live View Finder (LVF) or the big 3.0-inch 1040k-dot static touch type control monitor, it is easy to frame every shot, even in bright, sunny conditions. The monitor tilts up to 180 degrees – perfect for selfies. Use the 22 digital filter options, which can also be applied to panoramic images, to complete your creativity.

With 4K Photo, it’s never been easier to capture the moment. Utilising this exciting technology, you can record fleeting moments at 30 frames per second, extracting the best shot later as an 8 megapixel JPEG. 

A newly added Auto Marking function makes choosing the best frame a quick and easy decision, while fun features such as Sequence Composition let you combine multiple images into the same shot for a quirky “stromotion” effect. 

Even selfies can be improved with 4K Photo – making sure everyone in a group shot is smiling, or choosing the best shot with a moving background.

Ready when you are 

Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity mean sharing your experiences with family and friends is simple. With BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), your images can be automatically transferred to your smartphone or tablet ready to upload to social networking sites. GPS tagging also ensures you never forget those special travel locations. What’s more, once the TZ95 is connected to your smartphone or tablet, you can shoot remotely – ideal for group selfies and holiday shots. 

A long battery life of approximately 380-shots per charge ensures you the power you need when on the go. Should you run out of juice, USB charging is available to give you a power boost no matter where you are. 

The Panasonic LUMIX TZ95 will be available from the end of April 2019 in two colour versions (black and black & silver). The recommended retail price is £399.99 (UK) / €449.99 (Ireland). 

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