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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57

£209.97
Ephotozine Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended
A good value for money and multi award winning compact digital camera, good for wildlife photography
Compact 16MP 20x Yes May 2016
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 number 31 across all digital cameras and number 32 in best selling cameras.
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65 Reviews + 16 Awards
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Good Features
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14 Months Old
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Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 84%, based on 65 reviews. This digital camera has received 16 awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus three other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Play3r.net plus three other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good lens quality, that it is reasonably priced and is robust. However they also report it is not an acceptable size.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly big optical zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Does not have a GPS (satellite)
Only three aspherical lenses

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Panasonic digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 21 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for sports photography, ranking number 13 in sports photography cameras, but average for everyday photography, ranking number 13 in everyday photography cameras.
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How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 is 107.9mm wide and 59.9mm tall. It is 32.1mm deep and weighs 223g.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

16 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this Panasonic digital camera is one of the most awarded.

The experts at websites PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Itpro.no and Trusted Reviews all thought that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This Panasonic camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Play3r.net, Digicam Buyer.co.uk, Cnetfrance.fr and Photoxels.com all of whom concluded that this camera was marvellous.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by websites DP Review, Camera Labs and Digicamreview.co.uk all of whom concluded that this Panasonic camera was very good.

Two additional expert review sites both liked this Panasonic digital camera. The writer at website Plusxaward.de gave this digital camera an "Innovation and Ease of Use" award and said it was pioneering and it received a "Best Buy" award from review site Expert Reviews who concluded it was was a sensible purchase.

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

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 81 out of 100 based on 38 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this Panasonic camera rated this digital camera 82% on average. 13 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report it is Not an Acceptable Size

Two people concluded that the product was not compact.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Six customers who bought the product mentioned that it had a good zoom.

Panasonic Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 11,275 expert and owner reviews (including 2,753 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Three people who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 wrote that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is Robust

Two customers considered that this digital camera was well made.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Eight people agreed that the product was able to produce good images and two people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good in low light.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Two customers considered that it was good quality.

  • It offers a big zoom lens, good photo quality…
  • It does well! The still image quality is fantastic also using natural light outside the images are better because the lens is small…
  • If it cannot take photos that look natural then in my opinion it is not fit for purpose…

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is less than 18 months old but has average features. However at £209.97 it is cheaper than 67% of cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The Lumix DMC-TZ57's sensor megapixels of 16MP is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 of 20x is in the biggest 16% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 of 3.3 is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-TZ57's weight of 223g is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Only Three Aspherical Lenses

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 is a three aspherical lens digital camera. Most of the other cameras only have one aspherical lens.

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Quite Small Image Sensor Size

The Lumix DMC-TZ57's image sensor size of only 0.429" is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 16% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the image sensor sizes range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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4608 X 3072 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3072 pixels. That's 11% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 4608 x 2592 pixels, 3456 x 3456 pixels, 3264 x 2448 pixels plus 6 more values. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a carrying case. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57's internal memory of 78MB is in the biggest 21% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average internal memory of all digital cameras is 390MB, with the smallest being 1MB and the biggest being 32GB.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-TZ57 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 84% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-TZ57's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 10% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Lumix DMC-TZ57 of 8 is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 19% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released 14 Months Ago

This Panasonic digital camera was released in May 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmctz57efk, panasonic dmctz57efw, panasonic dmctz57ebk, panasonic dmctz57egw, panasonic dmctz57t
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