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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 Digital Camera

£203.97
Compact Camera 16MP 20x May 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Sixteen industry awards
Unacceptable noise level
Extra screen detail only seen in playback
82 Reviews + 16 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Sixteen Industry Awards

This digital camera has received sixteen awards from expert review sites.

The writers at websites Digicam Buyer.co.uk, Photoxels.com, Cnetfrance.fr and Play3r.net all concluded that this camera was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This Panasonic camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Itpro.no all of whom concluded that this Panasonic digital camera was good.

The authors at websites Camera Labs, Digicamreview.co.uk and DP Review all strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Furthermore, this Panasonic digital camera received a "Best Buy" award from review site Expert Reviews who concluded it was was good and the editor of website Plusxaward.de said that it was innovative and gave it an "Innovation and Ease of Use" award.

This Panasonic camera received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, it received an "EISA" award from EISA.eu and Letsgodigital.org/nl/ gave it an "Excellent" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirty-eight expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, Lumix DMC-TZ57 owners rated this digital camera 82 out of 100. 13 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

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

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Price

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Reasonably Priced

Three customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good value for money. Madboy33 mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Great value”. Mattk said on expert website Amazon “Great camera for the price with lots of features” in their review of this digital camera. Madboy33 also mentioned “Fantastic value camera” in their review.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 supports video recording, as do most of the other new comparable spec cameras.

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Other

Released Twelve Months Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TZ57 in May 2016.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Three customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was noisy. Website Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera nine years ago “Grainy digital noise is a” . Website Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review of this digital camera “Noise reduction still too intrusive” . Website Dcresource.com wrote nine years ago “Images on the noisy side, especially in shadows”.

Grainy Digital Noise is a

Three customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was noisy. Website Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera nine years ago “Grainy digital noise is a” . Website Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review of this digital camera “Noise reduction still too intrusive” . Website Dcresource.com wrote nine years ago “Images on the noisy side, especially in shadows”.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Three customers agreed that it had a good battery life. Website Cdrinfo.com mentioned “Downright amazing battery life”. Two years ago Ephotozine said “Good battery life” in their review of this digital camera and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 4 stars out of 5. In the same month Christopher Lemon rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “Battery life is very good” in his review of this digital camera.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released in the last year also support Wi-Fi.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Histogram

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature histogram.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other latest medium megapixel cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera range from 64mm to 1,400mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. At 480 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other new medium megapixel cameras.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other recently released medium megapixel cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (1,040,000 pixel) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released in the last year. Medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 920 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out in the last year.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel cameras that were launched in the last year. Most medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1360, 4608 x 2592 and 3456 x 3456 and 1536 x 1536. Medium megapixel cameras that were released in the last year still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 480 to 4608 x 3456.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many recently released cameras.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other latest medium megapixel cameras also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a carrying case. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a carrying case.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a batteries included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 supports PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out in the last year also support PictBridge.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera range from 8MB to 80MB, and the average internal memory is 27MB. With an internal memory of 78 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Panasonic digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Design

Great Build

Five customers who bought it thought it was well made. Nine years ago Dp Review scored it 4 stars out of 5 and said “High quality build, full metal body”. Expert website Photoxels.com wrote “Construction and build is very good”. D. J. Favager mentioned “It is a well built camera, easy to use”.

Manual Control

Three owners concluded that it was easy to use. Two years ago Techradar said “Manual control”. Website Cdrinfo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera twelve years ago “The protective jacket is very handy”.

Good Lens Quality

Nine customers thought this digital camera was good quality. Website Dcresource.com mentioned “Very good photo quality, less noise reduction than previous models (though see issues below” in their review of this digital camera. Nine years ago website Digicam Buyer.co.uk rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Excellent build quality” in their review of this digital camera. Website Cnet.co.uk said “Generally above average photo quality for its class” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a pretty typical weight (223 grams) compared to most of the other recently released medium megapixel cameras.

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Good Size

Two customers who bought the product agreed that it was heavy and bulky. D. J. Favager wrote in their review of this digital camera “This is quite a large and heavy camera too”. Lbyrne said in their review of this digital camera “Not given 5 stars, as it's quite heavy”.


Extra Screen Detail Only Seen in Playback

Three owners thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 did not have a good screen. Nine years ago Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Extra screen detail only seen in playback”. Website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “Some weird screen bugs in bright shooting situations”. Simon gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “There is no touch screen”.

Two customers wrote that it did not have a good viewfinder. Website Dcresource.com mentioned nine years ago “No optical viewfinder”.

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Zoom Range

Nine owners considered that this digital camera had a good zoom. Nine years ago website Digicam Buyer.co.uk said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 review “Superb zoom”. In the same month website Cnet.com gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Lens can zoom during movie capture” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Dcresource.com said “It offers a big zoom lens, good photo quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good lens. Website Dcresource.com mentioned “28 280 mm lens in a relatively small package”. Sophie Buckle wrote in her review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “It does well! The still image quality is fantastic also using natural light outside the images are better because the lens is small”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Nine years ago Digital Versus scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said “Optical stabilization”.

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Good Image Quality

Thirteen customers who purchased the product said that it was able to produce good images. Hereshow.ca said “Great image quality”. In April last year D. J. Favager mentioned “On the other hand the pictures in good light are not significantly better than my old camera” in their review of this digital camera but even so they only gave it a score of 2 stars out of 5. They also said “If it cannot take photos that look natural then in my opinion it is not fit for purpose” in their review.

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it was good in low light. Christopher Lemon said “Fast to save to memory, took some good photo's in low light and when it was indoors” in his review of this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmctz57efk, panasonic dmctz57epk, panasonic dmctz57efw, panasonic dmctz57egw, panasonic dmctz57t
Barcodes 04010869203821, 04010869248532, 04010869248549, 04010869250658, 04549077359186, 05025232819164, 05025232819171, 05025232819195, 05025232819201, 05025232819225, 05025232819232, 05025232819263, 05025232819270, 05025232819287, 05025232819294

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 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 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 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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