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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 Digital Camera

16MP 20x MOS 4x Feb 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
The DMC-TZ56 incorporates a 24mm ultra wide-angle 20x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-480mm), which is outstanding in class for its quality and versatility. The Intelligent Zoom... More
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23 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 80% based on two expert reviews from sites including Chip.de and dkamera.de. The camera expert review sites don't rate this camera that highly.

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic compact camera digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Panasonic is one of the superior brands.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not support WiFi connectivity.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the XQ1[pl_1962901_price], or the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price] both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price], and the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x. At 20 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative 20x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] (21x), or the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (21x) both from Samsung or the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price] (24x) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price].

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Panasonic digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this camera.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is 170mAh, the biggest is 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 850mAh. At 1,250 milliampere * hour, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Two Playback Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly found playback mode is Movie, but this playback mode is not found on this camera. The playback modes Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.28mm and the longest is 1,800mm. At 480 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly long maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1MB and 8.2GB. At 70 megabytes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

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

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350 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge, including the Lumix DMC-TZ56 which takes 350 shots per battery charge.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is 16MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 48MP. The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a quite many total megapixel count (17.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). 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 age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of light metering modes than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on cameras of this spec and age. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The shortest minimum focal length of cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is 5mm, the longest is 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years have an image stabiliser, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 does not have an image stabiliser.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56 support video recording, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 does not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price], or the FinePix JX500[pl_1672380_price] both from Fujifilm or the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 does not have a GPS. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56 also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS which you might want to consider including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 224 grams, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The lightest compact camera camera that is a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is 20g , the heaviest is 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Olympus XZ-10[plb_1873249_price] (221g), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] (224g).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX600 HS[pl_2110760_price], and the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price] both from Canon or the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ151[plb_2596074_price] (6x).

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ56. 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 Features Three Auto Focus

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Panasonic camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on cameras of this age and spec. The auto focus "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 4608 x 3456 (16M), 3264 x 2448 (8M EZ) and 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) and 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ). The best still image resolution of all digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Thick

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 is fairly thick (32.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The average depth of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is 38mm, and the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm.

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Only 1920x1080@25fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a 1920x1080@25fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed. This Panasonic camera also has a resolution and capture speed of 640x480@30fps. The best resolution at capture speeds of all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is 1920x1080@60fps and the worst is 320×240@30fps.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Panasonic camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (4.8"), or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] (4.8") both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a pretty standard megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16MP cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (16.1MP and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a MOS sensor currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TS5[pl_1900903_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ35[pl_1974789_price] both from Panasonic.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X100S[plb_1609683_price] (CMOS), or the Canon IXUS 115 HS[plb_1526810_price] (CMOS) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
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
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Histogram
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker

Expert Reviews

(3)
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…

20fachZoomobjektiv mit groem Brennweitenbereich 24 bis 480mm nach KB)
Mit 24mm groer Weitwinkelbereich
Sehr kompaktes Kameragehuse (bezogen auf 20x Zoom und den hohen Funktionsumfang)
Die Digitalkamera liegt akzeptabel in der Hand
Hohe Bildrate im
Leicht unterdurchschnittliche Bildqualitt
Sichtbarer Schrfeabfall an den Bildrndern und am Teleende
Lichtschwache Optik ( 6 4 am Telende
5 bereits ab 70mm)
Keine Ladeschale mitgeliefert (Akku muss in der Kamera geladen werden)
8 September 2014

Die Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 (Praxis) ist eine kompakte Reisezoomkamera für die Hosentasche.Als Bildwandler kommt bei ihr ein 1/2,3 Zoll großes MOS-Modell mit 15,9 Megapixel zum Einsatz. Die...

30 June 2014

Der Sommer kommt, und damit stehen bei vielen die nächsten Ferien an. Damit auch schöne Erinnerungen festgehalten werden können, darf eine gute Reisekamera nicht fehlen, und wer nicht gleich... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmctz56ek, dmctz56er, dmctz56ew, dmctz56egk, dmctz56egr, dmctz56egw
Barcodes 05025232775644, 05025232775651, 05025232775668

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