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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 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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21 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Chip.de and dkamera.de the average expert rating of this Panasonic camera is 80%. The expert review sites don't rate this compact camera digital camera that highly.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

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

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56 do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm X100T[plb_3180325_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched 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 alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price], or the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX60V[plb_2166574_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The average optical zoom of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is 9.3x.

We compared all the other 20x optical zoom cameras to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Panasonic camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x and higher rated), the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price] (24x and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (24x and higher rated).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

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Has Two Camera Playbacks

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

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

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Has Five White Balances

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Panasonic digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras of this age and type. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

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

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 1,250 milliampere * hour, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the battery capacitys range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is 300MB. With an internal memory of 70 megabytes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (480 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is 250mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm.

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350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 which takes 350 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 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 in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

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

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has one of the more total megapixelss (17.5 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The total megapixelss of comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56 range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP.

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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 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 that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Panasonic digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on cameras of this type and age. The light exposure modess "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 digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 5mm to 39mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 also do not support video capability.

Other cameras which also support video capability that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price], or the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ56 also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price].

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 224 grams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 is one of the heavier digital cameras of this age and type amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 20g to 840g.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] (224g).

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TZ56 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic camera has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)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 cameras of this spec and age the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.12s and the longest is 250s.

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Only Features Three Light Meterings

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most frequently featured light metering featured on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ56. The light meterings "Centre-weighted" and "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only 1920x1080@25fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a 1920x1080@25fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed. In addition, this camera has a resolution at capture speed of 640x480@30fps. Across all cameras of this spec and age the best resolution at capture speeds is 1920x1080@60fps and the worst is 320×240@30fps.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ56.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TZ56 over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8" and higher rated).

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a pretty typical megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 16MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price], the Fujifilm F800EXR[plb_1518759_price], and the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Panasonic digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price], or the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price].

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ151[plb_2596074_price] (6x).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Lumix DMC-TZ56 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a MOS sensor currently available including the Lumix DMC-TZ36[pl_1725803_price], the DMC-TS5[pl_1900903_price], or the DMC-TZ35[pl_1974789_price] all from Panasonic which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering include the SX710 HS[pl_3538695_price] (CMOS), or the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price] (CMOS) both from Canon or the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] (CMOS) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)

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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