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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 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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21 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Chip.de and dkamera.de this camera has an average expert rating of 80%. This means that experts are not that keen on this Panasonic camera.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic digital cameras and also specifically for Panasonic compact cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support wi-Fi.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix P510 ($449.00), or the S9400 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm XQ1.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-WX350 ($236.25) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56 range from 3x to 63x. At 20 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 20x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-WX300 ($317.99), or the DSC-WX350 ($236.25) both from Sony or the Fujifilm F800EXR.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Samsung GC100 (21x and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 (24x and higher rated).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a built-in flash.

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Has Two Camera Playbacks

The number of camera playback modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is more than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found camera playback is Movie, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Five White Balances

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

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of this type and age. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Panasonic camera.

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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 this spec and age. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 1,250 milliampere * hour, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56. Compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 have battery capacitys of between 170mAh and 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 70 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The internal memorys of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56 range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 280MB.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is 18mm, the longest is 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (480 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

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350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 which takes 350 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of this age and type. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of cameras of this age and spec is 16MP. With a total megapixels of 17.5 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has one of the more total megapixelss amongst cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

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

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

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of this type and age. This Panasonic camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of this type and age. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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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 typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 have an image stabilizer, however the Lumix DMC-TZ56 does not have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm X10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330, or the Canon IXUS 140 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 224 grams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is one of the heavier cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 the weights range from 20g to 840g.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 (224g).

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4608 x 3456 (16M), 3264 x 2448 (8M EZ) and 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) and 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ). The still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Only 1920x1080@25fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a 1920x1080@25fps resolution at capture speed, whereas most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed. In addition, this Panasonic digital camera has a resolution at capture speed of 640x480@30fps. Across all cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 the best resolution at capture speeds is 1920x1080@60fps and the worst is 320×240@30fps.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is more than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Samsung GC100 (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

Alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-SZ8, or the Olympus VR-340 ($189.50).

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($289.95) (16.1MP), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 (16.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

If this Panasonic digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 (6x).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared all the other cameras that have a MOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the Lumix DMC-TZ36, and the DMC-TS5 ($249.00) both from Panasonic which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the Ricoh GR Limited Edition ($957.99) (CMOS), or the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS ($286.79) (CMOS) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)

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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