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Panasonic Lumix TZ10 review

A 12.1MP superzoom compact with built-in GPS tagging

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The TZ10's autofocus and image stabilisation system work very well indeed, providing constantly sharp, accurately focused pictures.

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Colours are vivid, in a natural looking way, skin tones are flattering and contrast is handled well too. Noise is almost invisible at ISO 80 and 100.

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It's only slightly visible at ISO 200 and becomes more prominent gradually after that as you'd expect. Extremely pleasing results.

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HD movies

HD video is recorded in AVCHD Lite on the TZ10 and quality doesn't disappoint, the stereo sound quality is good too (complete with wind cut function).

There's even a dedicated movie button on the camera's back. Impressively, all of the camera's functions, like 12x zoom, image stabilisation, face recognition and GPS are applied to the movie mode too.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyLumix TZ
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom12x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesFace Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime Motion JPEG
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)218 g
Flash Memory Capacity15 MB
Minimum Focus Distance30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Total Camera Resolution14.5 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeNo
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height59.6 mm
Width103.3 mm
Depth32.6 mm
Autofocus Points11
Product SeriesTZ
Focal Length4.10 mm to 49.20 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-TZ10
Product NameLumix DMC-TZ10 Compact Camera
Product LineLumix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMCTZ10EBK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

The 12.1-megapixel DMC-TZ10 features a 25mm wide-angle 12x optical zoom f/3.3-4.9 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-300mm) in a compact body. The 25mm wide-angle lens has about twice the shooting area of the standard 35mm lens. The powerful 12x zoom can also be used in motion picture recording. In 3-megapixel resolution mode, the Extra Optical Zoom function provides additional magnification, extending the zoom power to 23.4x by using the center part of the CCD.

Battery Life300 Shot
Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-TZ10 Compact Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Case
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • AC Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker