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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 Digital Camera

16.1MP 20x CMOS Apr 2013
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27 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including Chip.de and dkamera.de have rated this camera on average 82 out of 100. This means that digital camera experts think this Panasonic camera is one of the very best cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Good Brand

We checked 7,426 expert and owner reviews for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ36 which are not 3D compatible, the Lumix DMC-TZ36 is 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the XQ1 (£189.00), and the FinePix X10 both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£99.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ36 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 20x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-WX300, or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100 (£259.74) (21x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ36 is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has one of the higher megapixel counts (16.1 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX50 (16.2MP and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the GE J1455.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Lumix DMC-TZ36 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Panasonic camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and type. This Panasonic camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this type and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2304 x 2304, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1920, 2736 x 2736, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2056, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ36 is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ36 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ36.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 90 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-TZ36 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ36 is 1MB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

At 50 frames per second, the Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a quite high JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ36 have JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 32fps.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

Cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ36 have maximum focal lengths of between 0.28mm and 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (560 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Very Big Frame Rate

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the frame rates range from 1.1fps to 30fps, and the average frame rate is 7.8fps. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ36, the Lumix DMC-TZ36's frame rate of 30 frames per second is one of the biggest.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ36.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ36. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Panasonic camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ36.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ36 range from 10MP to 48MP. With a total megapixel count of 17.5 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-TZ36 has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 is more than most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ36. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this spec and age. This Panasonic digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ36. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

At 6,400, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ36. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ36 the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 26,000.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TZ36 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Panasonic digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TZ36 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on cameras of this age and spec. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this digital camera.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support video recording including the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ36 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ36 do not have a GPS. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99).

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this age and spec are not waterproof. The Lumix DMC-TZ36 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ36. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Lumix DMC-TZ36 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ36. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed (100) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ36 the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ36 range from 5mm to 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm. The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a quite long minimum focal length (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ36.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Panasonic camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ36.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the GE J1455 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P520 (3.2"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A3200 IS, and the PowerShot SX220 HS both from Canon is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB350F (£107.99) (5x and higher rated), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo (5x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a relatively typical weight (171 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ36.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400, or the Nikon Coolpix P510 (£293.00) which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this compact camera camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S5100 (CCD and higher rated), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo (CCD and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Headphone Out Port
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Histogram
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Frame Rate
Photo Shutter Speed

Expert Reviews

(4)
21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 16,6 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 20x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1920 x 1080 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Klassenbliche Bildqualitt (siehe den dkamera Bildqualittsvergleich)
20fachZoomobjektiv mit enorm groem Brennweitenbereich 24 bis 480mm nach KB)
Mit 24mm sehr brauchbarer Weitwinkelbereich
Relativ kleines Kameragehuse (bezogen auf 20x Zoom und dem hohen Funktionsumfang)
Sehr effektiver optischer Bildstabilisator
Objektiv nur lichtschwach ausgestattet
Display mit "nur" durchschnittlicher Auflsung 460.000 Subpixel)
Verarbeitungsqualitt knnte fr eine Kompaktkamera dieser Klasse besser sein
Das Moduswhlrad wackelt etwas und wirkt nicht sehr hochwertig (Schwachstelle)
Kein RAWBildformat vorhanden
8 March 2013

Die 190 Gramm leichte Kamera wartet mit einem 20-fach-Zoom auf. Die Kleinbild-Brennweite liegt zwischen 24 und 480 mm. Ein optischer Bildstabilisator mindert die Verwacklungsgefahr. Der Fotograf... Read more…

1 March 2013

Zur Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36Im Praxistest der Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 konnten wir der kompakten Digitalkamera eine solide, wenn auch nicht völlig überzeugende Leistung attestieren. Welche...

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 November 2013 by Joan Wheeler
(Verified Purchase)

I am very pleased with the camera but the instructions included and not in English which makes it quite difficult when trying to fathom out what does what. It seems silly to me that being able to... Read more…

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmctz36es, dmctz36egs, panasonic dmctz36, panasonic dmctz36e, panasonic dmctz36eg, panasonic dmctz36egk
Barcodes 05025232734245, 05025232734252, 05025232793709

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