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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 Digital Camera

16MP 20x MOS 4x Feb 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
The DMC-TZ56 incorporates a 24mm ultra wide-angle 20x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-480mm), which is outstanding in class for its quality and versatility. The Intelligent Zoom... More
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24 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including Chip.de and dkamera.de have rated this compact camera digital camera on average 80 out of 100. If all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this Panasonic digital camera is in the bottom 85%.

Good Brand

Panasonic compact camera digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Panasonic is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung WB200F[plb_2071998_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not support Full HD video, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 supports Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The optical zooms of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 range from 2x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 20x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-HX20[plb_1543754_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] (21x), or the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (21x) both from Samsung or the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price] (24x) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of image editing modes than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Panasonic camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Panasonic digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this camera.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a quite big battery capacity (1,250 milliampere * hour) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56. Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56 have battery capacities of between 170mAh and 2,000mAh.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Has Two Playback Modes

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras of this type and age. The most commonly found playback mode is Single image, but this playback mode is not found on this camera. The playback modes Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 70 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56 range from 8MB to 8.2GB.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is 250mm. The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly long maximum focal length (480 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

Across comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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350 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is a digital camera that takes 350 shots shots per battery charge.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic camera). A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly many total megapixel count (17.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The total megapixel counts of digital cameras of this age and type range from 10MP to 15,000,000MP.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of this type and age. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 have minimum focal lengths of between 2.6mm and 290mm. The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly short minimum focal length (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X100S[plb_1609683_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56 do not have a GPS. The Lumix DMC-TZ56 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the weights range from 20g to 710g. With a weight of 224 grams, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Olympus XZ-10[plb_1873249_price] (221g), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] (224g).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras of this spec and age is 10x. The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ151[plb_2596074_price] (6x).

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 13s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Thick

At 32.4 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is fairly thick compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The average depth of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is 38mm.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Panasonic digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Panasonic digital camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (4.8"), or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] (4.8") both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a relatively standard megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16MP cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price] which has better reviews.

If this digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a MOS sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ36[pl_1725803_price], the Lumix DMC-TS5[pl_1900903_price], and the Lumix DMC-TZ35[pl_1974789_price] all from Panasonic is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] (CMOS) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(3)
13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

20fachZoomobjektiv mit groem Brennweitenbereich 24 bis 480mm nach KB)
Mit 24mm groer Weitwinkelbereich
Sehr kompaktes Kameragehuse (bezogen auf 20x Zoom und den hohen Funktionsumfang)
Die Digitalkamera liegt akzeptabel in der Hand
Hohe Bildrate im
Leicht unterdurchschnittliche Bildqualitt
Sichtbarer Schrfeabfall an den Bildrndern und am Teleende
Lichtschwache Optik ( 6 4 am Telende
5 bereits ab 70mm)
Keine Ladeschale mitgeliefert (Akku muss in der Kamera geladen werden)
8 September 2014

Die Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 (Praxis) ist eine kompakte Reisezoomkamera für die Hosentasche.Als Bildwandler kommt bei ihr ein 1/2,3 Zoll großes MOS-Modell mit 15,9 Megapixel zum Einsatz. Die...

30 June 2014

Der Sommer kommt, und damit stehen bei vielen die nächsten Ferien an. Damit auch schöne Erinnerungen festgehalten werden können, darf eine gute Reisekamera nicht fehlen, und wer nicht gleich... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmctz56ek, dmctz56er, dmctz56ew, dmctz56egk, dmctz56egr, dmctz56egw
Barcodes 05025232775644, 05025232775651, 05025232775668
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