Updated 21 Nov 2016

Panasonic

Lumix DMC-TZ80 (with 4.3-129mm lens)

Snapshot: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 (with 4.3-129mm lens) compact camera has a touchscreen, can shoot Full-HD video and has a huge zoom. But how’s the image quality?

Lumix DMC-TZ80 (with 4.3-129mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$749

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Test results

Overall score
64
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • OK image quality.
  • Good screen.
  • OK video quality.
  • Has a huge zoom, a high resolution articulated monitor, a high resolution LCD viewfinder and PASM modes.
  • Can shoot Full-HD video and manually focus.

But

  • Just OK flash.

How we test

Our test was a joint international consumer test, conducted by a laboratory in Europe.

Overall score includes:

Image quality (50%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (30%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.
Flash (0%): A rating of the strength and evenness of the flash lighting at different distances. Does not add to overall score.

Price is based on a survey of online retailers.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$749
Type
Compact

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
18
Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS
Memory card
SDHC, SDXC
ISO range
80 - 3200
Optical zoom
30
Aperture range
3.3 - 6.4
Zoom range
25 - 691
Shutter range
1/16000 - 4
Dimensions (cm)
112 x 39 x 66
Weight (g)
283
Depth (mm)
39

Features

Water resistant
No
Raw support
Yes
GPS tagging
No
PASM modes
Yes
Manual focus option
Yes

Monitor

Monitor size (inches)
2.9
Monitor pixels
1,040,000
Touchscreen
Articulated monitor
×

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder pixels
1160000

Video

Resolution
3840 x 2160
Microphone input
×

Flash

Flash type
Integrated
Connection for external flash
×

More info

Notes
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