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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 20x MOS Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Good expert reviews
Supports Wi-Fi
Has a built-in flash

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including dkamera.de and Chip.de the average expert rating of this camera is 80 out of 100.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 8,853 expert and user reviews (including 765 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung 200 which has better reviews.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 does not feature bluetooth.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Camera

Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 features calendar. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also feature calendar.

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Features Histogram

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a hand strap, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Battery

350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras of this age and type take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 which takes 350 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The 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 resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital 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 amongst all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels 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 frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

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

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 384 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3456 (16M), 3264 x 2448 (8M EZ) and 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) and 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ). Across all comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Lens System

Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 4.5mm and the longest is 40mm. The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 20x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36, or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Olympus Stylus SH-60 (24x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 (24x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 which has better reviews.

If this 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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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TZ56 in April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K ($872.99) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Leica T ($1,115.77) (3.7") which is also higher rated.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 224 grams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 (224g).

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Product Identifiers

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

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