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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18.1MP 30x May 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Excellent owner reviews
Easy to use
Good technical features
31 Reviews
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Reviews

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 58 owner reviews the average owner rating of this compact camera is 90 out of 100. 22 reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Owners think this Panasonic digital camera is one of the very best compact cameras that have been available for the last year.

Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 8,853 expert and owner reviews (including 106 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year also have a built-in microphone.

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Other

Released Eleven Months Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TZ80 in April 2017.


Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most new compact cameras. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 320, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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Viewfinder

Very High Magnification

The magnifications of cameras that were launched in the last year range from 0.58x to 20x, and the average magnification is 5.8x. At 19.6 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a very high magnification compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

At only 0.2 inches, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for the last year. New comparable spec cameras have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.2" and 0.5".

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports PictBridge. Most of the other latest compact cameras also support PictBridge.

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Camera

Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

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

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Supports Live View

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports live view. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also support live view.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 features histogram. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also feature histogram.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 features calendar, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released in the last year.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a batteries included. Most of the other new compact cameras also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a USB connectivity.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

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

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other latest similar spec cameras.

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Design

Easy to Use

Seven Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Techradar.com/au/ said “Touchscreen control”. Ayami said last year “If you have had a Lumix in the past, you will be familiar with their menus which are very similar and easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. Ayami also said “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” in their review.

Two people said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. M. D. mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera has full manual settings to please more advanced photographers” and gave the product a rating of 6 stars. Sarah a mentioned on Amazon “The scene menu is very good for point” in her review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 and rated the product 8 stars.

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Robust

Three people thought the product was well made. Sarah a rated it 8 stars and she wrote on Amazon “This camera is solid and well built”. Suege wrote “Fabulous, easy to use, with lots of built in features, perfect for travel”. N. Cooper scored it 7 stars and wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review “The camera is well made and has phenomenal zoom for a camera this size”.

Two people considered that the product was strong and durable. Dave S mentioned “Very good camera, feels sturdy and benefits from a viewfinder” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80.

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Nice Design

Three Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 owners who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 concluded that it was good looking. M. D. gave it a rating of 7 stars and said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 on Amazon “The format of the menu has remained the same and pretty straightforward to navigate”. In April last year Mrs. Alison Taylor wrote “As I'm surrounded with beautiful countryside, this lovely little camera is going to get a lot of use” in her Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review. Mrs. Alison Taylor also mentioned “It's so easy to use and produced some beautifully clear photos” in her review.

Good Product Quality

Six people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. M. D. scored it 9 stars and wrote in April last year “The automatic setting is excellent allowing you to capture moments quickly and produce good quality photos in most light conditions” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review. M. D. also 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. N. Cooper wrote “If you are after a great travel compact with lots of zoom and great image quality outdoors then you should consider this.” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80.


Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera the optical zooms range from 1x to 40x, and the average optical zoom is 9.1x. At 30 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other latest compact cameras.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Canon SX730 HS ($399) (40x).

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 990 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ80's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is one of the longest amongst recently released cameras. Newly released compact cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 28mm and 990mm.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 18mm and 35mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera is 1.3, the largest is 3.3, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.1. When compared to other new digital cameras that we have assessed the minimum aperture number of, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80's minimum aperture number of 3.3 is one of the largest.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other new similar spec digital cameras.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other recently released compact cameras.

Alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to look at include the Canon SX730 HS ($399).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year also support Wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Canon SX730 HS ($399).

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 does not feature bluetooth.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had good technical guidance. In April last year Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Manual, semiautomatic and automatic exposure modes” in their review of this digital camera although they gave it a score of 1 stars. Ayami wrote on Amazon last year “Beginners can stick to iA (or iA+) while the manual options can better suit someone with more experience”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports video recording, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over one hundred and eight times the video resolution of a 320 x 240 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by latest comparable spec cameras. In addition, this camera support video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 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. New comparable spec cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Good Video Capture

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was good for video recording.

Good Zoom

Thirteen Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 owners who bought it agreed that it had a good zoom. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned last year “30x zoom range giving the equivalent of 24720mm” in their review of this digital camera. M. D. mentioned on Amazon also last year “The impressive 30 x optical zoom should please most people” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review. N. Cooper said on Amazon in April last year “Has a huge APS-C sensor and great low light performance although it has very little zoom in comparison” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80.

One customer concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 had a good lens. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 on Amazon “No way to upload and poor quality lens”.

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Good Viewfinder

Four people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review “Viewfinder builtin” however they only rated it 14 out of 100. Last year Ayami said on Amazon “I also like the fact this one has a viewfinder” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review.

Four people who reviewed it thought it had a good screen. M. D. gave the product a score of 6 stars and wrote on Amazon “The touch screen is a very useful indeed, although due to the astonishing amount of functions packed in, I am still learning to navigate it quickly” in their review of this digital camera. M. D. also mentioned “The display is generous, touch screen and incredibly clear” in their review. Ayami wrote also in April last year “I love that it has a touch screen in which to scroll through e.g” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80.

One person said that this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder. C Dunthorne said “My only real complaint is the evf it is very poor quallity”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Nineteen customers who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. John Howorth mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The resultant picture is truly amazing” and rated the product 8 stars. Sarah a mentioned on Amazon “A simple editor like Picasa is ok for ordinary photos” in her Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review. Suege scored the product 7 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It gives great images from near and far”.

One person who reviewed it thought it was good in low light.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewers who bought this digital camera thought it was compact. M. D. said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 on Amazon “A compact camera with grown up features!”. M. D. also said “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” in their review. In the same month C Dunthorne mentioned “Very compact with large zoom” in their review of this digital camera.

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 owners who bought it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. M. D. wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The Panasonic DMC TZ80 is a little bigger and heavier than average compacts.”. In April last year Ayami wrote “It is a lot chunkier than the old Lumix” and gave it a rating of 8 stars.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewer who purchased this digital camera considered that it was a good body shape. Cameralabs.com wrote on Camera Labs “It shares the same fairly pocketable body with the same 30x / 24-720mm optical zoom”.

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a relatively typical weight (240 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Seven Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewers considered that this digital camera had good features. M. D. mentioned on Amazon in April last year “Now what's really impressive about the DMC-TZ80 is the astonishing amount of features it packs in” and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 7 stars. In the same month Sarah a mentioned “Full of features!”. Sarah a also wrote “It has many features and takes exellent photos, slightly bigger than some compacts.” in her review.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a fairly typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic panasonictz80, panasonic dmctz80ebk, panasonic dmctz80ebs, panasonic n157623w, panasonic 77c3u, zoom dmctz80ebs
Barcodes 05025232837441, 05025232837458, 05025232837502, 05025232837519, 05025232837526, 05025232837533
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