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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 20x May 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Selfie features, such as background defocus can't be used with flash
Poor connectivity
31 Reviews + 3 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended play3r.net Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The authors at review websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both said that concluded that they would endorse this Panasonic camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review websites Play3r.net who concluded that this medium megapixel camera was terrific.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and play3r.net the average expert rating of this medium megapixel camera is 80%.

Good User Reviews

Lumix DMC-TZ57 owners on average rated this camera 82%. 13 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a carrying case, as do most of the other new similar spec digital cameras.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a hand strap. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a batteries included, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last year.

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Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera did not have gps. Two years ago Simon said “There is no GPS” in his review of this digital camera.


Features

Selfie Features, Such As Background Defocus Can't Be Used With Flash

Two people reckoned that this digital camera did not have good features. Ephotozine said “Selfie features, such as background defocus can't be used with flash” in their review of this digital camera.


Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ57 is more than most latest comparable spec digital cameras. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of cameras that have been around for the last year range from 8MB to 80MB. At 78 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Recently released digital cameras have display resolutions (numeric) of between 920 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 730,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixel, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has an HDMI. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 supports PictBridge. Most of the other new cameras also support PictBridge.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 features histogram. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months also feature histogram.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last year is 15x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 65x. With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 5.6. At only 3.3, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (480 millimeters) compared to most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera is 64mm, the longest is 1,400mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 310mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “The front of the camera features a chunky rubber grip, with the rear featuring a tilting "selfie" screen for the p”. Lbyrne mentioned on Amazon “Not given 5 stars, as it's quite heavy” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 review. D. J. Favager said on Amazon “This is quite a large and heavy camera too”.

Two people who reviewed the product thought it was compact. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Panasonic Lumix TZ57 is a compact travel zoom camera with a useful 20x optical zoom lens” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. C a Macdonald mentioned last year “I got this camera for Christmas to replace my older Lumix compact” in their review of this digital camera.

One person considered that it was lightweight. C a Macdonald said “I wanted something small, lightweight and efficient to carry in my handbag for everyday use” yet they rated it 60 out of 100.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 223 grams, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months. This camera has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s), whereas most new medium megapixel digital cameras have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1360, 4608 x 2592 and 3456 x 3456 and 1536 x 1536. Across all new cameras the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 to 4608 x 3456.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras that were launched in the last year.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Support

Good Support

Three customers who reviewed the product wrote that it had good technical guidance.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers reckoned that the product had a good battery life. Christopher Lemon wrote two years ago “Battery life is very good” in his review of this digital camera.


20x Optical Zoom

Eleven people thought it had a good zoom. Play3r.net wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 review “Zoom 20x polyvalent et bien stabilis cran orientable 180”. Ephotozine mentioned “Good 20x optical zoom lens”. Play3r.net also wrote “Compatta e ben disegnata, pratico zoom 20x stabilizzato, schermo ribaltabile a 180” in their review.

One person who bought it concluded that it had a good autofocus. In April last year Sophie Buckle she said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Fantastic vlogging camera the focus can be tempremental”. One person who reviewed it thought it had a good lens.

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Good Video Capture

One owner concluded that this digital camera was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com said “With full HD video recording” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 80 out of 100.

10fps Continuous Shooting

Twelve owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Steve G wrote in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 review on Amazon two years ago “Got some great pics even at full magnification”. D. J. Favager wrote in their review of this digital camera “I am looking for a point and shoot camera which takes sharp pictures, copes well inside”. D. J. Favager also wrote “The 20x zoom was probably the most impressive thing about it - it produced very satisfactory pictures” in their review.

Two customers who bought this digital camera considered that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine wrote two years ago “10fps continuous shooting”. Two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good in low light. Christopher Lemon he wrote on Amazon two years ago “Took some good photo's in low light and when it was indoors”.

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Tilting 3inch Screen

Four people agreed that the product had a good screen. Ephotozine mentioned “Tilting 3inch screen” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 review. Two years ago Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Ephotozine “It has a tilting screen that lets you take the love-it or hate-it "Selfie" or group shot”. Also two years ago Simon said on Amazon “The LCD screen is much sharper with more vibrant colours” but despite that he only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

One customer thought the product had a good viewfinder. Two years ago Techradar.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert website Techradar “For the reduction in cost, you inevitably get a reduction in features (there's a shorter zoom, no raw format shooting and no viewfinder).”.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Design

Nice Design

One owner who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was ergonomic. Two years ago Simon mentioned in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 “The zoom in/out button is ergonomically better and feels easier to use”.

One person thought the product was good looking. In April last year C a Macdonald said in their review of this digital camera “I have a "posh" Lumix which I use when I specifically go out on a photographic outing” but even so they scored it 3 stars out of 5.

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Good Image Quality

Three owners who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Ephotozine wrote “Good image quality” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57. Sophie Buckle wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “It does well! The still image quality is fantastic also using natural light outside the images are better because the lens is small”.

Manual Control

Five owners considered that this digital camera was easy to use. Techradar mentioned “Manual control” in their review of this digital camera. Alan Muir wrote in his review of this digital camera “It was handy for our holiday to the Caribbean” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it had a good interface. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “Offers a higher resolution LCD screen, as well as improved graphical user interface” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

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Robust

One person who bought it wrote that it was well made. D. J. Favager said in their review of this digital camera “It is a well built camera, easy to use” . One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Belgian Housewife wrote “They wanted a reliable camera that takes good pictures”.

One owner who bought it considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. Simon wrote “Many of the scene modes are missing including the slow-mo video which I found really useful for swimming pool/skiing action” nonetheless he rated it 60 out of 100.

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Other

Released Eleven Months Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TZ57 in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmctz57efk, panasonic dmctz57ebk, panasonic dmctz57efw, panasonic dmctz57egw, panasonic dmctz57t
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