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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 Digital Camera

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16MP 20x MOS May 2016
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Have fun and capture beautiful photos with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57EB-W Superzoom Compact Camera. Hands-free selfie The TZ57 was made to be social. With the wink detector and 180tiltable... More
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Two Industry Awards

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

Average Expert Reviews

This compact camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100 based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Les Numeriques.com.

User Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average user rating of 82 out of 100 based on 28 user reviews.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good zoom. Last year Lbyrne mentioned “With an amazing zoom” in their review. Mrs. Jacqueline Adams wrote “Zoom fantastic and have recently been filming with” and rated it 5 stars. Steve G wrote on Amazon “Zoom is fantastic” in his review.

Some customers who bought the product concluded that it had a good lens. Last year Simon wrote “It seemed like an obvious replacement with the same lens, full HD, 20x optical zoom” nonetheless he gave it a score of 60 out of 100. One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a good autofocus. This month Sophie Buckle scored the product very highly and she wrote “Fantastic vlogging camera the focus can be tempremental”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of people concluded that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Christopher Lemon said on Amazon “Took some good photo's in low light” in his review of this digital camera. D. J. Favager wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 on Amazon this month “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”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 owner said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Techradar.com wrote on 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).” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 review.

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Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good screen. Simon said “The LCD screen is much sharper with more vibrant colours”. Ephotozine.com wrote “It has a tilting screen that lets you take the love-it or hate-it "Selfie" or group shot”.

One person said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder.

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Easy to Use

Four Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 owners concluded that it was easy to use. This month Alan Muir wrote on Amazon “It was handy for our holiday to the Caribbean”. D. J. Favager said on Amazon in the same month “It is a well built camera, easy to use and quick to respond” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 but even so they only gave the product a score of 2 stars. Simon wrote on Amazon “The zoom in/out button is ergonomically better and feels easier to use” in his review of this digital camera.

One person mentioned that the product had a good interface. In December last year Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “Offers a higher resolution LCD screen, as well as improved graphical user interface” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 review and gave it a score of 4 stars.

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Robust

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. Belgian Housewife mentioned on Amazon in December this year “They wanted a reliable camera that takes good pictures” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57.

One person who reviewed this digital camera said that it was easy to damage or scratch. This month Belgian Housewife said on Amazon “The serious issue though is that the second camera, which seemed to work fine, broke down completely in Vietnam” however they only rated the product 20 out of 100.

One customer considered that the product was well made.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 reviewer mentioned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 was good at resisting water ingress. Simon wrote in his review of this digital camera “Many of the scene modes are missing including the slow-mo video which I found really useful for swimming pool/skiing action” but he gave it a score of 3 stars.

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Nice Design

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was luxurious. C a Macdonald wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 a few weeks ago “I have a "posh" Lumix which I use when I specifically go out on a photographic outing” nonetheless they scored it 60 out of 100.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was ergonomic.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. A few weeks ago Sophie Buckle scored it 5 stars and she mentioned in her review “It does well! The still image quality is fantastic also using natural light outside the images are better because the lens is small”. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine in December last year “Good image quality, as well as qui” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57.

Good Battery Life

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Christopher Lemon wrote on Amazon “Battery life is very good” in his review of this digital camera.

Good Video Capture

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 owner concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Ephotozine “With full HD video recording”.

Good Support

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Simon said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon in December last year “It is still advanced enough for experimenting by using the shutter speed or aperture priority modes (or full manual control”.

Just Released Eight Months Ago

As one of the newer digital cameras, this compact camera digital camera is likely to have more advanced features.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Unlike most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ57 which do not have a built-in flash, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a built-in flash.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 supports wi-Fi, as do most of the other new compact cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Canon IXUS 285 HS[plb_3191157_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Canon IXUS 285 HS[plb_3191157_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of similar spec cameras that have been around for the last year range from 1.3x to 50x. With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other latest cameras.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

Digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ57 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230,000 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 440,000 pixels. When compared to other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ57 that we have assessed the display resolution (numeric) of, the Lumix DMC-TZ57's display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix DMC-TZ57 is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ57. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent L", "Manual" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Big Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ57 the internal memorys range from 8MB to 78MB, and the average internal memory is 27MB. At 78 megabytes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other recently released compact cameras.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ57 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 20mm and 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 340mm. At 480 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ57.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most latest compact cameras. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 4608 x 3072, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080 and 3456 x 3456 and 1536 x 1536. Across all cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ57 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most new compact cameras take between 180 and 959 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 which takes 350 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ57.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ57 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ57. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Lumix DMC-TZ57 is more than most compact cameras that came out in the last year. This Panasonic digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on latest digital cameras. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other new compact cameras. Newly released digital cameras have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 800 and 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,500.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on recently released digital cameras. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 is more than most latest similar spec cameras. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on new compact cameras. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many latest comparable spec digital cameras.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 24 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of recently released cameras is 22mm and the longest is 28mm.

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15 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Some customers who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 considered that it was not heavy and bulky. D. J. Favager gave this digital camera a score of 40 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “This is quite a large and heavy camera too”. Lbyrne wrote in their review on Amazon “Not given 5 stars, as it's quite heavy” but despite that they still scored it 4 stars.

Inferior Technical Features

One customer who bought this digital camera reckoned that it did not have good features. Last year Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “The front of the camera features a chunky rubber grip, with the rear featuring a tilting "selfie" screen for the p”.

Poor Connectivity

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 owner wrote that it did not have gps. Simon wrote on Amazon “There is no GPS” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other recently released compact cameras, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Canon IXUS 285 HS[plb_3191157_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ57 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Canon IXUS 285 HS[plb_3191157_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 is not 3D.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for the last year also do not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ57 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The lightest digital camera that has been available for the last year is 98g , the heaviest is 480g, and the average weight is 170g. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 is one of the heavier latest similar spec cameras (223 grams) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Megapixel

Digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ57 have megapixels of between 8MP and 21MP. With a megapixel of only 16 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 has one of the lower megapixels amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Canon IXUS 285 HS[plb_3191157_price] (20.2MP) which is also cheaper.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TZ57 is more than most latest digital cameras. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The flash modess "Flash on", "Forced off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ57. The motion JPEG frame rates of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ57 range from 25fps to 60fps.

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Only Six Number of Diaphragm Bladess

Most new similar spec cameras have between three and eight number of diaphragm bladess, including the Lumix DMC-TZ57 which has six number of diaphragm bladess.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ57. The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ57 range from 0.4s to 120s.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a fairly big maximum aperture number (only 6.4) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ57. Across all the latest comparable spec digital cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 4.9 to 7.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57

Average Display Diagonal

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

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact 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.

Other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider include the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price] both from Canon which is cheaper.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ57.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras that were released in the last year.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
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
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
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
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
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
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Software CD

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(8)
31 March 2015

A well-rounded camera which offers a decent amount for your money. Ideal for travelling with, but if you can stretch your budget, it's worth investigating the TZ70 too...

30 March 2015

A well-rounded camera which offers a decent amount for your money. Ideal for travelling with, but if you can stretch your budget, it's worth investigating the TZ70 too...

18 March 2015

PhotographyBlog.com

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (also known as the DMC-ZS45) is pitched as a travel camera and was announced at the same time as the TZ70, being a more affordable version of that camera. It has a... Read more…

26 January 2015

The Panasonic Lumix TZ57 is a compact travel zoom camera with a useful 20x optical zoom lens, it has a tilting screen that lets you take the love-it or hate-it "Selfie" or group shot. With full HD...

Ephotozine

5 January 2015

You know how it is, companies are always boasting about their latest and greatest products, sometimes detracting from the kit further down the ranks. It's much the same for the just announced... Read more…

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User Reviews

(22)
Reviewed 18 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Exactly what I needed, many thanks !

Reviewed 15 May 2016 by Chris E.
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera...

Reviewed 3 May 2016 by P L H L O'Callaghan
(Verified Purchase)

Good camera no english instrutions everything but...

Reviewed 25 April 2016 by C A MACDONALD
(Verified Purchase)

I got this camera for Christmas to replace my older Lumix compact. Must say I have been less than impressed by this one - it is considerably larger than the old one, considerably heavier and I... Read more…

Reviewed 17 March 2016 by Rackham raver
(Verified Purchase)

Super...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmctz57, panasonic dmctz57e, panasonic dmctz57t, panasonic dmctz57ef, panasonic dmctz57eg, panasonic dmctz57ep, panasonic dmctz57epk, panasonic dmctz57efk, panasonic dmctz57egk, panasonic dmctz57efw, panasonic dmctz57egw
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