Panasonic DMC TZ10

TZ10 is a compact superzoom from Panasonic which improves the popular Lumix TZ line with GPS and geo Tags and the Power O.I.S  image stabilization system.

Panasonic TZ 10 is equipped with a 1/2.33 CCD sensor with 12.1 megapixels and is capable of recording AVCHD Lite HD movies. Also the camera features LEICA DC VARIO ELMAR 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens capable of 12x optical zoom. The lens unit is built very compact but have 10 elements in 8 groups, including 2 ED lenses and 2 aspherical lenses with 3 aspherical surfaces which for the size of the camera sounds pretty good. Also the large zoom can be used in both photo and video mode.

TZ10 comes with a new image-processing engine called Venus Engine HD II which offers better response times : the shutter release time lag is stated to be 0.006 seconds.

The location data where the photo was taken is automatically embedded by the  built-in GPS unit with its latitude and longitude in the EXIF data.

Panasonic TZ 10 Specifications:

  • image sensor:  1/2.33″ Type CCD, 14.5 million pixels total, 12.1 million effective pixels
  • Video Mode: AVCHD Lite up to 1280×720 pixels @ 30fps
  • optical zoom: 12x
  • lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR, 25 – 300mm (35mm equiv.), f=4.1-49.2mm
  • Image stabilization: Power O.I.S lens-shift stabilization
  • ISO sensitivity: up to 6400
  • Continuous shooting: 2.3 frames/sec Max. 5 images
  • ViewFinder: No
  • LCD monitor: 3.0″ TFT LCD Display, 460k dots
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, miniHDMI, AV Output
Panasonic Lumix TZ10 digital camera versions picture

Panasonic Lumix TZ10 colors

You can find more details about TZ10 on the official Panasonic Lumix Website

Panasonic DMC TZ10 Reviews

Here are the most popular reviews of Panasonic Lumix TZ10 digital cameras.

TrustedReviews  features a TZ10 review and the camera receives 10 out of 10 points for  build quality and features with 8 points for image quality. They found the video quality to be good in decent light and they were impressed by the audio quality  of the footage. Also the Power OIS optical image stabilisation system gets appreciated and rated extremely effective. The verdict is straight forward:

The Panasonic Lumic DMC-TZ10 is a well-designed, solidly built and extremely versatile camera with a lot of useful features. The 12x zoom, optical image stabilisation, HD video and excellent low light performance are the main benefits, and manual exposure is a nice bonus. The GPS feature is a bit of a gimmick, and drains the battery too fast to be much real use.

Another great TZ10 review come from Photography Blog. They found the GPS feature improved over the older models but ometimes the user needs to  manually update the satellite lock whic affects the battery life. The 12x zoom is appreciated and the image quality is rated as “very good” with 4 points out of 5. The camera gets 5/5 points for features and gets the “Highly recommended”  award:

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 is an excellent travel-zoom camera, with the notable additions of manual shooting modes and GPS tracking sure to continue the TZ success story….

…There aren’t too many compact cameras that offer such a compelling combination of size, features, image quality and handling, easily making the TZ10 deserving of our Highly Recommended award.

Another great Panasonic TZ10 review comes from CameraLabs. They appreciate the big optical zoom and the compact body of the camera.  Also they appreciate the manual exposure controls, the good looking lcd screen, the HD movie recording and the new image stabilization system. Overall the camera gets 87% score and the “Highly Recommended” Badge :

Panasonic may no longer have the compact super-zoom market to itself, but the latest Lumix TZ10 / ZS7 remains a highly compelling camera that’s likely to sell by the bucket-load…There’s very little this camera won’t do

Another shorter review comes from PocketLint. They write:

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 provides a superb general snapping tool in terms of the subjects its lens focal length can encompass. Image quality is on a par with similar cameras and the features list is particularly impressive at the price too making the TZ10 great value for money.

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Panasonic TZ 10 camera views - Controls and LCD screen

Panasonic Lumix TZ10 controls and LCD

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