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Panasonic LUMIX Digital Camera DMC-TZ5

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Average Price Great Camera

4

If you are looking for an inexpensive camera that is convenient for traveling and on the go, this panisonic is just the one I would recommend. it has a 9 megapixel resolution which is excellent for editing pictures and uploading to web sites or sharing with family and friends. It has a zoom lens that is functional while taking videos. You can also record video although the microphone is on the top left side of the camera and you need to be careful not to block it. I really like the shutter speed setting so you can set it as slow as 1 second or as fast as 1/200. Overall, for the cost it is very functional and attractive.

San Diego, CA

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Panasonic DMC-TZ5 digital camera is a great camera!

5

I love my Panasonic DMC-TZ5 digital camera.  this is my first digital camera. it is very easy to use. there are several different settings to use depending on what you want to take pictures of. there are setting for snow scenes, fireworks, scenery, people, babies (who can even key in a babies name that will show up on the screen of the camera, unsure if it'll print on the actual picture), pets, self-portrait, night scenes, fast motion, etc. so you will be able to take pictures of many different activities and events, and have them come out clearly.  if you are looking for a good digital camera, this is the one for you. if i can learn to use it, anyone can.

Mccomb, MS

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Great camera with fantastic ZOOM!

5

I did a lot of research on cameras before I settled on the Panasonic TZ5.  I went to stores and tried out cameras, I researched on forums and I looked for the best deal.  This camera won because of several features.  Large LCD screen, 10X zoom, and the zoom button or controller doesn't cut into your finger like some other cameras, also recharable battery.  I didn't want something that took AA batteries.. This camera is a little larger than a lot of the digitals out there, but you can get a good grip and don't feel like your going to drop it, also take pictures one handed is easy.  Battery life is good as well. Takes good pictures. Face detection works well.  Videos are good but only play on Quicktime.  So far I am happy with my purchase and I've had the camera for almost a year.

Conroe, TX

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 i a great little camera!

4

I bought this camera last summer. I LOVE it. Here are the Pros: Compact size Lightweight Amazing 10X optical zoom Large display on back IA (Intelligent Automatic) works great. Vivid, clear photos Easy to download to PC Rechargable battery/charger included Cons: Takes longer than average to focus Photos not quite as sharp as similar Canon POS Flash not very strong I took this camera to Hawaii last August, and got some excellent pictures. I used it on the Cruise, for scenery, outdoors at the pool, indoors in the cabin and restaurants. Also used it on a helicopter ride, with amazing results. Low light situations can be a bit frustrating because it seems to take the camera a little too long to focus. The lens is huge on this camera, the only one I've seen with a 10X optical zoom at this price point. The rechargable battery last a long time, but unlike my old Canon, you can't use regular batteries, if the charge runs out. But fortunately, Panasonic includes a wall charger, and the battery does last a long time. The controls on the camera are clear and easy to understand. I was able to use it right out of the box (I hate reading directions). Basically this camera has a solid weight to it, which makes it seem durable. I have had this camera for a year, and have taken well over 2000 pics. No problems at all. I highly recommend this camera!

Farmingdale, NY

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This is a great camera

4

I love my new Panasonic DMC-TZ5.  It has more features than I will ever use.  Battery life is very good - i was leary of getting a new camera without rechargable batteries because I like being able to have backup batteries, but so far so good with this camera.  I was also a little afraid of not having an actual view finder, but the screen is really big, easy to see, and so very clear.  Makes it very easy to share the pics immediately ( you know how you pass the camera around at events ) - well, this screen looks great.  I wish digital cameras would get rid of shutter lag - this one is quicker than my last digital camera, but it is still there.  I have learned to press while framing the shot, so people don't get annoyed.  The burst feature is great and takes a nice succession of shots.  The only thing is that if I don't use it, I have to go back to the manual.  It is great to have so many features, but it is a pain to have to go back to the manual all the time, but this would be the same on any cameral.  The SD micro format also allows me to easily transfer pics to my computer.  I would recommend this camera to anyone.  Oh, yeah, and the controls on the camera itself are simpler than most cameras out there,  I think. I also picked the camera for its Leica lens.  They, and Nikkor lenses are the best.

Lancaster, PA

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This is my other baby!

5

I'm not one to take thousands of pics at an event, far from it, I get my pics from other people who were also there. It's not that I don't have a camera...I just forget to get it out...and when my digital camera stopped functioning I couldn't be bothered to get it replaced... but then I got the Lumix TZ5 as a gift.   I LOVE THIS CAMERA!  It takes incredible video as well as incredible pictures. This is a camera for photography idiots like myself. Yes, it has tons of settings which I have yet to use but I don't have time set up anything when I'm tying to capture my toddler's antics. Point and shoot and the picture is genius! Crisp details with fantastic contrast....the pics look AMAZING! And the video is as good as the pics. I can't recommend this camera enough. (needless to add the person who bought me this is now my new best friend)    

Portland, OR

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The Professional Point-and-shoot!

5

After doing weeks of research, and using this camera for about a year, I would have to say that it is the absolute best point-and-shoot that you will ever find!  The combination of the Leica lens, 9 megapixels and 10X OPTICAL zoom on a hand-held, pocket-sized camera is absolutely marvelous! I took this camera with me to Japan on study abroad trip, and it was the envy of everyone!  Many of my classmates were lugging around expensive SLRs with far too many lenses to keep up with.  What was amazing was that I was able to get some much better shots with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 than any of my classmates.  In fact, this camera helped me get an award-winning shot of Kinkakuji in Kyoto, as well as many more pictures I'm incredibly proud of. While SLRs can never be replaced for studio and professional filming, this camera is perfect for the avid tourist/traveler who wants an easy way to take amazing shots almost anywhere in the world with ease. 

San Marcos, TX

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A Pioneer In Digital Cameras

4

Ok, so when this camera first cam out I was all over it.  The idea of doing HD Videos with a simple pocket sized camera!  It was too good to be true.  But true it was!!!  And I can honestly say, after a few years, that this thing was worth it.  It feels sturdy but it is light & small enough to fit into my pocket.  That means I'll actually use it.  The sound on the video is fair.  IT's easy to cover the microphone with your left index finger if you're not paying attention.  But the images of the video are great.  It just wish it took better shots of indoor stuff.  It like, you get all of these megapixels but the pixels are splotchy & have to be reduced to 50% with a sharpen filter for actual use.  With the flash on, the shots hold more detail, but that means the lighting changes.  Also, as a plus, I can't fail to mention the optical zoom.  It not an SLR camera but you can get some good zoom, which is great for outdoors!

Pittsburgh, PA

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Lumix Camera does a great job for a compact camera!

4

I purchased my Lumix camera two years ago. I had a larger camera with a 10x optical zoom, but wanted something more compact and easier to carry around. After doing a little research, I came across the Lumix DMC-TZ5 digital camera. It has the 10x optical zoom, and a large view screen to see your picture easily. The menu and settings are easy to use and can be used for many different types of events. I use my camera at concerts, indoor, and outdoors and have great pictures most of the time. The batteries last for a long time. I bought a spare battery, so that I can charge one, while using another. The video camera function on this camera works pretty good too. I use it more than my actual video camera due to the easy access of using it and also uploading it online. I say for the price, it is a very good camera.

Williston, FL

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Best point & shoot I've had

5

This camera is hands down the best point and shoot I have ever owned, and I have had 6. This is my first time going with Panasonic, but after my friends raved about the camera and trying theirs out for a bit, I just had to get this one. The image quality is top notch, but what really surprised me was the audio quality. In fact, I think this is better than my Flip video recorder when it comes to recording movies. The color is vibrant and the images are usually sharp (despite my somewhat shaky hands). This definitely blends the line between a point & shoot and one of the fancy DSLR cameras, and there's more settings than I know how to use on this thing. I am not a newcomer when it comes to cameras, although I am not a professional either. I simply like to travel a lot and this camera is now my trusty companion. I was a bit hesitant at first because of the higher price and the fact that it almost never goes on a decent sale, but I must say it is worth every penny. Have owned it for 6 months and no problems yet.

Holmdel, NJ

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