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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 Digital Camera

18.1MP 30x MOS Jan 2016
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 58 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 90 out of 100.

Easy to Use

A few customers thought it was easy to use. A few weeks ago Ayami mentioned “Handy if you’ve not got your binoculars with you.” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Ayami also wrote “If you have had a Lumix in the past, you will be familiar with their menus which are very similar and easy to use”. Ayami also mentioned “Shooting in 4K photo will also take rapid burst shots to let you choose the one you want to keep which is handy for wildlife photography”.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 agreed that it was easy to use the menus. M. D. mentioned on Amazon this year “The camera has full manual settings to please more advanced photographers” in their review of this digital camera. Sarah a said on Amazon in December this year “The scene menu is very good for point”.

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Good Quality Lens

Twelve Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewers agreed that it had a good zoom. Ayami rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “The 720mm equivalent zoom has certainly saved a lot of money buying a new lens for the DSLR” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review. This month John Gray rated the product as excellent and he mentioned on Amazon “2.'Zoom Resume' feature, lens can be set to restart at the zoom level it was closed at” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review. A few weeks ago M. D. said “The impressive 30 x optical zoom should please most people”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewer who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 thought it had a good lens.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 was able to produce good images. Ayami wrote in their review “In good light the photos are fantastic” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Ayami also said “I have had some really good wildlife photos (although hares are still proving to be too fast”. This month Db Hyett said on Amazon “The powerful zoom and the picture quality”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good in low light. In December N. Cooper mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Has a huge APS-C sensor and great low light performance although it has very little zoom in comparison”.

One customer thought the product had a good image sensor. A few weeks ago Techradar.com/au/ wrote “Not much smaller than the T 100 which has a much larger sensor”.

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Good Technical Features

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 owners who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 thought it had good features. John Gray wrote in December this year “Excellent little camera, full of useful features” . John Gray also wrote “The 4K features are great too.”. M. D. said in their review of this digital camera in December this year “The Panasonic DMC-TZ80 has proved to be an answer to my ongoing dilemma of choosing between having the convenience of compact cameras and the advanced features of bridge/ DSLR cameras”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good screen. In December Ayami wrote on Amazon “I love that it has a touch screen in which to scroll through e.g” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80. This month C Dunthorne said on Amazon “The LCD screen is very good even in bright light” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80. M. D. rated it as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “The display is generous, touch screen”.

A number of people who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 considered that it had a good viewfinder. This month Ayami mentioned on Amazon “I also like the fact this one has a viewfinder” in their review and scored it 4 stars. Techradar.com/au/ wrote “Viewfinder builtin”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had an electronic viewfinder. In December this year C Dunthorne wrote on Amazon “My only real complaint is the evf it is very poor quallity”.

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Robust

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made. N. Cooper said in December “The camera is well made and has phenomenal zoom for a camera this size”. Sarah a mentioned in December this year “This camera is solid and well built” in her Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review. In December Suege wrote in their review “Fabulous, easy to use, with lots of built in features, perfect for travel”.

A number of people agreed that this digital camera was strong and durable. This month Dave S gave the product a very good review score and he wrote “Very good camera, feels sturdy and benefits from a viewfinder” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Six customers said that this digital camera was good quality. Alan mentioned “You begin to find out how versatile this little camera is and the picture quality is superb, I have not worked out the wifi yet”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon this month “No way to upload and poor quality lens”. M. D. said in their review on Amazon in December “The automatic setting is excellent allowing you to capture moments quickly and produce good quality photos in most light conditions”.

Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,743 owner and expert reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

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Top Seller

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 is a popular choice of digital camera.

Nice Design

A number of customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good looking. M. D. mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review on Amazon “The format of the menu has remained the same and pretty straightforward to navigate”. Mrs. Alison Taylor wrote on Amazon this month “As I'm surrounded with beautiful countryside, this lovely little camera is going to get a lot of use” in her review. Mrs. Alison Taylor also said “It's so easy to use and produced some beautifully clear photos”.

Good Size

Four people said that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 was compact. This month C Dunthorne gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review “Very compact with large zoom”. M. D. said on Amazon “A compact camera with grown up features!” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review. In December this year N. Cooper mentioned in their review on Amazon “If you are after a great travel compact with lots of zoom”.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Expert website Cameralabs.com mentioned in December “It shares the same fairly pocketable body with the same 30x / 24-720mm optical zoom” .

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Good Support

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had good technical guidance. Ayami wrote “Beginners can stick to iA (or iA+) while the manual options can better suit someone with more experience”.

Good Video Capture

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was good for video recording. In December C Dunthorne wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review “Video results very good for this price of camera”. In the same month M. D. rated it as excellent and wrote “As a result the Panasonic DMC-TZ80 allows you to take good quality photos and videos that you can manipulate further, should you wish so” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months do not have an image stabilizer.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ80 which do not support Full HD video, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports Full HD video.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for the last year, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports wi-Fi.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last year have optical zooms of between 2.8x and 35x. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has one of the bigger optical zooms (30 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Light

The weights of comparable spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months range from 240g to 1.1kg. The Lumix DMC-TZ80 is one of the lighter newly released compact cameras (only 240 grams) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on new compact cameras.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-TZ80 is more than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that came out in the last year. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months is 0.04s and the longest is 60s. The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed (60 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ80.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 is 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 supported by cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ80. 1920 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. This Panasonic camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ80.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Latest compact cameras have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 73mm and 990mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 340mm. When compared to other recently released compact cameras, the Lumix DMC-TZ80's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 990 millimeters is one of the longest.

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Has Five White Balances

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ80. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Big Extra/Smart Zoom

At 61.5 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a quite big extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for the last year. The average extra/Smart zoom of latest comparable spec cameras is 33x.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-TZ80 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ80.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most latest compact cameras. This camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ80. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a greater number of camera file systems than most recently released comparable spec digital cameras. This Panasonic digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by new cameras. The camera file systems "DCF", "DPOF" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by latest comparable spec digital cameras. The ISO sensitivitys "80", "100", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ80 is 24mm, the longest is 25mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other newly released digital cameras.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

Compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ80 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 80 and 130, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 100. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ80.

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13 Reasons Against

Not 3D

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 is not 3D. Most of the other recently released similar spec cameras are also not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ80, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ80 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Lumix DMC-TZ80 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ80 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ80 do not have a built-in flash. The Lumix DMC-TZ80 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TZ80 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on new compact cameras. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a quite low megapixel (only 18.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ80. Cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ80 have megapixels of between 16MP and 21MP.

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Only Has Three Image Editings

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras that have been available for the last year. The most frequently found image editing is Crop, but this image editing is not found on this digital camera. The image editings Resizing, Rotating and Trimming are also found on this camera.

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Only ± 1EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a ± 1EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. Cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ80 light exposure corrections range from ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) to ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months is 680mAh and the biggest is 2,400mAh. With a battery capacity of only 1,025 milliampere * hour, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other newly released compact cameras.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 6,400, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst compact cameras of this age. Latest digital cameras have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 800 and 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 17,000.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

Comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months have total megapixelss of between 16MP and 22MP. The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a fairly few total megapixels (only 18.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ80.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

Compact cameras that came out in the last year have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 3.3. When compared to other latest compact cameras that we have assessed, the Lumix DMC-TZ80's minimum aperture number of 3.3 is one of the largest.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ80.

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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 new compact cameras. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other recently released compact cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a MOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on latest similar spec cameras.

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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 Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
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
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal 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
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer
User Guide

Expert Reviews

6 January 2016

The TZ70 was a popular camera during 2015 and the TZ80 will be too, but some users may find the larger sensor size of the TZ100 a better choice if they can limit themselves to a 10x zoom instead...

5 January 2016

The new Lumix TZ80 / ZS60 is essentially a TZ70 / ZS50 with a number of updates. It shares the same fairly pocketable body with the same 30x / 24-720mm optical zoom and the same built-in... Read more…

5 January 2016

The TZ70 was a popular camera during 2015 and the TZ80 will be too, but some users may find the larger sensor size of the TZ100 a better choice if they can limit themselves to a 10x zoom instead...

30x zoom range giving the equivalent of 24720mm
Manual, semiautomatic and automatic exposure modes
Touchscreen control
Viewfinder builtin
Fixed rather than tilting screen
Not much smaller than the T 100 which has a much larger sensor

User Reviews

(28)
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this for a family member as a replacement for their TZ-40 but unfortunately after just a few test shots it was decided to return the camera for a refund. The camera is well made and has... Read more…

Reviewed 11 August 2016 by Anne
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent service love the camera.

Reviewed 10 August 2016 by Kel prince
(Verified Purchase)

Have owned many camera's and now at age 87 wanted something small and vitally with eye level viewfinder which was the main reason for being attracted to the TZ80. However now I have had time to... Read more…

Reviewed 2 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent travel camera.

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Amazon Customer | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Warning: there is no obvious way to upload your pix to a PC as no cable is supplied. I tried the website and it's all automated rubbish that doesn't address the question. The lens (especially for... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmctz80, panasonic dmctz80e, panasonic dmctz80eb, panasonic dmctz80ebs, panasonic dmctz80ebk, panasonic panasonictz80
Barcodes 05025232837441, 05025232837458, 05025232837502, 05025232837519, 05025232837526, 05025232837532, 05025232837533
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