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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 20x Apr 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Quite large display diagonal
3D

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Two experts from sites including dkamera.de and Chip.de have rated this camera on average 82 out of 100. That puts this Panasonic camera in the top 12% of all the digital cameras of this spec and age.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 9,075 expert and user reviews (including 790 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2013.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8".

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm F800EXR, and the Sony NEX-6Y which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Df (£2,039) (3.2" and higher rated), the D4 (£4,225) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2" and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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Quite Wide Field of View

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a fairly wide field of view (100 percent) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago. The field of views of comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

Other 20x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the F800EXR, or the FinePix F770EXR (£228) both from Fujifilm which and both of have better reviews.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung Camera (£22.90) (21x and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 560 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 18mm, the longest is 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and spec is 4.5mm and the longest is 40mm.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a relatively typical weight (171 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Panasonic DMC-TZ35 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) 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. Across all cameras of this type and age the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to it.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels camera.

We compared all the other 16.1MP cameras to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Sony NEX-6Y, and the Nikon 26 are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (16.15MP) which is also higher rated.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 does not feature bluetooth, although keep in mind that most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 features calendar. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also feature calendar.

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Features Histogram

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature histogram.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 supports PictBridge. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years also support PictBridge.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 90 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the internal memory range from 8MB to 8GB.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

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

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-TZ36 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ36 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Panasonic camera supports a video resolutions 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 in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels 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 amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmctz36egk, dmctz36egs, dmctz36es, dmctz36ek
Barcodes 05025232734245, 05025232734252, 05025232793709

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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