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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Camera Labs Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 18.1 megapixel 30 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 18.1MP 30x Yes May 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 as follows for Summary.
98
73 Reviews + 6 Awards
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 98%, based on 73 reviews.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good lens quality, it is easy to use and technical features.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
4896 x 3672 pixels image resolution
Does not feature bluetooth
Does not have a GPS (satellite)
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Excellent
48
Mediocre
47
Mediocre
56
Average

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 Video Reviews


How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 is 112mm wide and 64mm tall. It is 38mm deep and weighs 240g.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 front dimensions

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 size in context

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

Websites PhotographyBlog.com and Pocket Lint both recommend this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site Camera Labs who said that this Panasonic camera was great.

Lydogbillede.dk gave this Panasonic digital camera a "Best in Test 5 Star" award, it received a "Best in Test" award from Ljudochbild.se and Les Numeriques.com gave it a "5 Star" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100 based on 15 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine.

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Excellent User Reviews

Based on 58 user reviews this camera has an average user rating of 90%. 22 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Panasonic Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 11,202 expert and owner reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Eight owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Two owners reckoned that the product was easy to use the menus and two customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Four owners concluded that it had good features.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

10 people considered that it was able to produce good images.

  • If you are after a great travel compact with lots of zoom and great image quality outdoors then you should consider this.
    N. Cooper (Amazon) - August 2016
  • We really struggled to get a sharp image straight out of the camera indoors or in low light situations…
    N. Cooper (Amazon) - August 2016
  • The resultant picture is truly amazing…
  • The automatic setting is excellent allowing you to capture moments quickly and produce good quality photos in most light conditions…
    M. D. (Amazon) - March 2016
  • The camera has full manual settings to please more advanced photographers…
    M. D. (Amazon) - March 2016
  • It fulfils the seemingly impossible role of being a great cross-over of a small camera that offers enough freedom to both people who simply want to take nice photos with minimal effort…
    M. D. (Amazon) - March 2016
  • In good light the photos are fantastic…
    Ayami (Amazon) - March 2016
  • Let down by poor image quality in low light…
    N. Cooper (Amazon) - August 2016
  • The camera gets really hot after 10 minutes of use and as soon as you tilt the camera the picture on the screen disappears…
    Haleh (Amazon) - May 2016
  • It's so easy to use and produced some beautifully clear photos…

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Four people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was compact.

Customers Report it is Robust

Four customers who purchased it thought it was well made.

Users Report Nice Design

Two customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reckoned that it was good looking.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Five people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 wrote that it was good quality.

  • It is well made and feels r…
  • The camera is well made and has phenomenal zoom for a camera this size…
    N. Cooper (Amazon) - August 2016
  • If you are after a great travel compact with lots of zoom and great image quality outdoors then you should consider this.
    N. Cooper (Amazon) - August 2016
  • The automatic setting is excellent allowing you to capture moments quickly and produce good quality photos in most light conditions…
    M. D. (Amazon) - March 2016
  • Let down by poor image quality in low light…
    N. Cooper (Amazon) - August 2016
  • No way to upload and poor quality lens…

Features

Quite High Megapixel

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has one of the higher megapixels (18.1 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. Cameras maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 240 grams, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras range from 0.34x to 83x. With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixel, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst cameras of this age. The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 features calendar. Most of the other cameras also feature calendar.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras also have a USB connectivity.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other cameras also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. In addition, this digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 3456 x 2592. The worst still image resolution of all cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 990 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Five Aspherical Lenses

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 is a five aspherical lens camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ80 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Panasonic camera support a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video. The video resolution of all cameras ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Fairly High Magnification

With a magnification of 19.6 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a very high magnification compared to most of the other digital cameras. The lowest magnification of cameras is 0.15x and the highest is 100x.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a self-timer. Most of the other digital cameras also have a self-timer.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution. Across all digital cameras the worst video resolution is 640 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

Cameras have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.17" and 8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.41". At only 0.2 inches, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released 14 Months Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TZ80 in May 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic panasonictz80, panasonic dmctz80ebs, panasonic dmctz80ebk, panasonic bzd8za00, panasonic bzd9zs00, panasonic bzd9za00, panasonic n157623w, panasonic bzd8zs00, panasonic n157622w
Barcodes 05025232837441, 05025232837458, 05025232837502, 05025232837519, 05025232837526, 05025232837533

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