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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18.1MP 30x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Average expert reviews
Supports video recording
Has a GPS (satellite)
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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including computerbild.de, dkamera.de, digitalkamera.de and CNET.de this camera has an overall expert rating of 78%.

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 9,075 user and expert reviews (including 519 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 94% 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

It was February 2014 when this Panasonic digital camera was released.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the D3300 (£460.51), or the D5200 (£279.99) both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 7D (£579.99).

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the D5500 (£389) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D810A (£2,807) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Pentax 645Z (£6,599) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera which do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including the DSC-HX200, or the DSC-HX200V both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 which all of have better reviews.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a built-in flash. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Canon IXUS 275 HS, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 supports video recording, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. This camera also 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at including the NX1000, or the NX300 both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 which all of have better reviews.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 65x, and the average optical zoom is 16x. With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 30x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the DSC-HX60V (£198.99), and the DSC-HX200V both from Sony or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219) which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) (50x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, or the Nikon S9400 which both of have better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Alpha A5100 (£310) (8x and higher rated), or the Alpha A5100L (8x and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this type and age range from 18mm to 1,600mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 720 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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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-TZ61 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 3.5mm to 75mm.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a fairly average weight (214 grams) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 214g cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219) is also worth considering.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX200V, and the Nikon S9400 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Panasonic digital camera has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 3000, 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480, 4896 x 3264, 4000 x 2672, 3264 x 2176, 2560 x 1712, 2048 x 1360, 640 x 424, 4896 x 2752, 4000 x 2248, 3264 x 1840, 2560 x 1440, 640 x 360, 3664 x 3664, 2992 x 2992, 2448 x 2448, 1920 x 1920 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 4. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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18.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 18.1 megapixels digital camera.

There are a number of other 18.1MP cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219), or the Nikon P520 which both of have better reviews.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the DSC-WX500 (£269) (18.2MP and higher rated), or the DSC-HX90 (£298.99) (18.2MP and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has an HDMI, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera is 1.3GB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 16GB. At only 12 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ61 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes (only 0.2 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age. The viewfinder screen sizes of high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera range from 0.2" to 0.5".

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmctz61egk, dmctz61egs, dmctz61ek, dmctz61es, 70163d3, 70163d4
Barcodes 05025232775385, 05025232775392

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 Review Sources

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