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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 Digital Camera

18.1MP 30x MOS Feb 2014
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30 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 78% based on five expert reviews from sites including computerbild.de, Chip.de, CNET.de and digitalkamera.de.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

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

Good Quality Pictures

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Freeman Lynn rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and he said in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 on Amazon two years ago “Great zoom lens by Leica which delivers very detailed images at 750mm equivalence”.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good zoom.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a GPS, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a GPS currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S9700[pl_2173237_price], or the Coolpix P330[pl_1724102_price] both from Nikon.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to consider include the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200[plb_2187885_price].

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the WB150[pl_1682907_price], or the WB150F[pl_2060742_price] both from Samsung.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200[plb_2187885_price].

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x. With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 30x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Coolpix S9300[pl_408824_price], or the Coolpix S9300[pl_408824_price] both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS[plb_1496416_price] which has better reviews; or the FinePix F770[pl_383572_price], or the FinePix F770[pl_383572_price] both from Fujifilm which is cheaper.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not support Full HD video, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 supports Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price], or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] which has better reviews.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to look at including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200[plb_2187885_price].

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Quite High Megapixel Count

Digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has one of the higher megapixel counts (18.1 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 18.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price].

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] (20.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the WB150F[pl_2060742_price], or the WB150[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung or the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the WB150F[pl_2060742_price], or the WB150[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung or the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price].

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Supports Three Image Formats

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of this type and age. The image formats "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this Panasonic camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this camera.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution, whereas most cameras of this age and spec have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Panasonic digital camera also have still image resolutions of 4000 x 3000, 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 4896 x 3264, 4000 x 2672, 3264 x 2176, 2560 x 1712, 2048 x 1360, 640 x 424, 4896 x 2752, 4000 x 2248, 3264 x 1840, 2560 x 1440, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 3664 x 3664, 2992 x 2992, 2448 x 2448, 1920 x 1920 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 4. The best still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has one of the longest maximum focal lengths (720 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61 have maximum focal lengths of between 0.28mm and 1,800mm.

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Fairly Big Extra / Smart Zoom

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has one of the bigger extra / smart zooms (60 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The extra / smart zooms of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 range from 1.3x to 96x.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61 is 0.0005s, the longest is 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s. The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds (30 seconds) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 have maximum apertures of between 1.8 and 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. With a maximum aperture of 8, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 have battery capacities of between 170mAh and 2,000mAh. At 1,250 milliampere * hour, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ61.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 18.9 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average total megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61 is 16MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 48MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ61.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a fairly high display resolution (920,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 supports a maximum video resolution of 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 came out more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. This camera also 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 that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ61.

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

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras that were launched 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 compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The average maximum ISO speed of cameras of this age and spec is 4,500. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (6,400) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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300 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 is a digital camera that takes 300 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TZ61 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Single 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-TZ61 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Panasonic digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on cameras of this type and age. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

At only 24 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The minimum focal lengths of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61 range from 5mm to 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Pricey

We think this Panasonic camera looks expensive compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. We checked 63 compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years and they range in price from £29 to £293.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 do support video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video recording which you might also want to consider including the 1 J2[pl_1907086_price], or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon or the Samsung WB150[plb_1682907_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Coolpix P330[pl_1724102_price], or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

Similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 have weights of between 20g and 710g, and the average weight is 170g. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 is one of the heavier similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago (214 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

Alternative 214g digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price].

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price] (213g) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst digital cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 is 1x and the biggest is 810x.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price], and the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] (54x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ61. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 12 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 the internal memory range from 1MB to 8.2GB.

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Only 1280x720@50fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a 1280x720@50fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed found on most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this Panasonic camera have a resolution and capture speed of 1280x720@25fps and 640x480@25fps. The best resolution at capture speeds of all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 is 1920x1080@60fps and the worst is 320×240@30fps.

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Thick

At 34.4 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 is quite thick compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average depth of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 38mm, and the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a fairly average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ61.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of other cameras that have a MOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price].

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (CMOS and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] (CMOS and higher rated) or the Olympus XZ-10[plb_1873249_price] (CMOS and cheaper).

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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
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
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
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

(7)
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…

Umfangreiche Ausstattung, exzellente WiFiFunktionen, kompakte Abmessungen
Klassenbliche Bildqualitt (im ReisezoomSegment)
30fachZoomobjektiv mit enorm groem Brennweitenbereich 24 bis 720mm nach KB)
Mit 24mm sehr brauchbarer Weitwinkelbereich
Sehr kompaktes Kameragehuse (bezogen auf 30x Zoom und den hohen Funktionsumfang
Kein Ladegert im Lieferumfang, kleiner Bildsensor
Display nicht klappbar
Sichtbarer Schrfeabfall an den Bildrndern und am Teleende
Der elektronische Sucher ist nur schwach aufgelst 201.000 Subpixel)
Keine Ladeschale mitgeliefert (Akku muss in der Kamera geladen werden)
12 December 2014

Kompaktkameras sind Kameras mit festem Objektiv und vor allem wegen ihrer Mobilität und dem günstigen Preis beliebt. COMPUTER BILD hat 25 Modelle getestet.Es muss nicht immer die teure... Read more…

19 September 2014

Die DMC-TZ61 überzeugt als kompakte Reisekamera mit exzellenter Ausstattung und vielen Hightech-Funktionen. Zu den Highlights zählen Wi-Fi, GPS und das intuitive Bedienkonzept. Gemessen am...

18 July 2014

Die TZ41 ist eine beliebte Reisekamera. Mit ihrem kompakten Gehäuse und dem großen Zoombereich ist sie ideal für jede Situation. Mit der TZ61 legt Panasonic beim Nachfolgemodell noch einen... Read more…

13 June 2014

Mit ihrem hochauflösenden Display, den Tasten sowie Einstellräder und der sehr guten Bildqualität bei Videos überzeugt die Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 in der Praxis. Wie die Laborwerte ausfallen,...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 27 June 2014 by Freeman lynn

A really good camera on several fronts. Great zoom lens by Leica which delivers very detailed images at 750mm equivalence. Lots of features to do with usability such as, manual focussing, aperture... Read more…

Reviewed 27 June 2014 by Freeman Lynn | 2 Comments

A really good camera on several fronts. Great zoom lens by Leica which delivers very detailed images at 750mm equivalence. Lots of features to do with usability such as, manual focussing, aperture... Read more…

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmctz61, panasonic dmctz61e, panasonic dmctz61eg, panasonic dmctz61egk
Barcodes 05025232775385, 05025232775392

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