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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 20x MOS Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Good expert reviews
Supports Wi-Fi
Has a built-in flash

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 80% based on two expert reviews from sites including dkamera.de and Chip.de. That puts this digital camera in the bottom 84% of all the cameras of this spec and age.

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 9,075 expert and owner reviews (including 790 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in February 2014.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Leica T (£817.34) (3.7") which is also higher rated.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of its better review score, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo is also worth considering.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 does not feature bluetooth.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 20x optical zoom digital cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36, and the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR (£228) are also worth considering.

If this Panasonic camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Olympus Stylus SH-60 (24x and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 (24x and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 (£94) (6x).

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a similar type and age to this camera is 26mm. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a pretty typical weight (224 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 (£134.99) (224g).

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 features calendar, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 features histogram. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also feature histogram.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a hand strap. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Battery

350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is a digital camera that takes 350 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ56 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 Panasonic digital 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common 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 this age and type.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 384 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Panasonic camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3456 (16M), 3264 x 2448 (8M EZ) and 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) and 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ). Across all comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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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 comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

There are a number of alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the DMC-SZ8, or the Lumix DMC-GM1 (£319.99) both from Panasonic which and both of have better reviews.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Olympus OM-D E-M10 (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 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 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 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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