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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58 Digital Camera

16MP 20x MOS Jan 2015
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Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

Compact camera digital cameras manufactured by Panasonic have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Panasonic also has good ratings across its entire range.

Fairly Large Screen Size

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ58 the screen sizes range from 1.3" to 3", and the average screen size is 2.8". The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58 has one of the larger screen sizes (3 inches) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the PowerShot SX270 HS ($237.63), or the PowerShot SX280 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99) which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58 supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago do not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57, the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS, or the Fujifilm XQ2.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-TZ58 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57, the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS, and the Fujifilm XQ2 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-TZ58 has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ58 which do not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57, the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS, and the Fujifilm XQ2 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ58.

Other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57, the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS, or the Fujifilm XQ2 which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the PowerShot SX270 HS ($237.63), and the PowerShot SX280 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Lumix DMC-TZ58 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Very High Display Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ58 has a very high display resolution (1,040,000 pixel) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ58 have display resolutions of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Lumix DMC-TZ58 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ58. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Lumix DMC-TZ58 has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds (30 seconds) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ58 is 13s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 60s.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58 has a greater number of photo effects than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58 is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found playback mode is Single image, but this playback mode is not found on this Panasonic digital camera. The playback modes Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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350 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ58 take between 150 and 399 shots per battery charge, including the Lumix DMC-TZ58 which takes 350 shots per battery charge.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. 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 actually the best supported video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Lumix DMC-TZ58 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this digital camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ58 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ58. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this digital camera.

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

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports One Image Format

The Lumix DMC-TZ58 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Panasonic digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ58.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (only 24 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago have minimum focal lengths of between 3.1mm and 38mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of this age and type do not have a GPS. The Lumix DMC-TZ58 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the PowerShot SX280 HS, or the SX710 HS ($250.97) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-TZ58 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ58 also do not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Lumix DMC-TZ57, or the Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99) both from Panasonic or the Sony DSC-WX500 ($348.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Lumix DMC-TZ58 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ58, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58 is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99).

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ58 is 11x. When compared to other cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ58 that we have checked, the digital zoom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58 of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (4x), the Canon SX710 HS ($250.97) (4x), or the Sony DSC-HX90 (120x) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

With a weight of 223 grams, the Lumix DMC-TZ58 is one of the heavier comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ58 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ58 the weights range from 100g to 460g.

We compared this camera to all the other 223g digital cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99) (217g), or the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS ($237.63) (227g) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ58 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 still image resolution found on most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Across all similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ58 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-TZ58 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58 has one of the lower JPEG frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ58 have JPEG frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ58 range from 80 to 130, and the average minimum ISO speed is 93. With a minimum ISO speed of 100, the Lumix DMC-TZ58 has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ58.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this compact camera digital camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-TZ58 has a relatively average optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ58.

There are a number of other 20x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the PowerShot SX270 HS ($237.63), or the PowerShot SX280 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the DSC-HX90 (30x), or the DSC-WX500 ($348.00) (30x) both from Sony or the Canon SX710 HS ($250.97) (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58 has a relatively standard megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ58.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the DSC-HX90 (18.2MP), or the DSC-WX500 ($348.00) (18.2MP) both from Sony or the Canon SX710 HS ($250.97) (20.3MP) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Lumix DMC-TZ58 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras of this age and spec. Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

Other cameras that have a MOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99), or the Lumix DMC-TZ57 both from Panasonic.

If the sensor type of this compact camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the PowerShot SX270 HS ($237.63) (CMOS), or the PowerShot SX280 HS (CMOS) both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX90 (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
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
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
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
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

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmctz58, panasonic dmctz58e, panasonic dmctz58eg, panasonic dmctz58egk, panasonic dmctz58egt
Barcodes 05025232819188, 05025232819249, 05025232819256
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