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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 Digital Camera

£309.00
Compact Camera 18.1MP 30x May 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Excellent user reviews
Popular choice
Easy to use
31 Reviews
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Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this compact camera rated it as 90 out of 100. Over 78% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 9,075 expert and owner reviews (including 125 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Good Technical Features

Seven Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewers considered that this digital camera had good features. M. D. mentioned on Amazon in April last year “Now what's really impressive about the DMC-TZ80 is the astonishing amount of features it packs in” and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 7 stars. In the same month Sarah a mentioned “Full of features!”. Sarah a also wrote “It has many features and takes exellent photos, slightly bigger than some compacts.” in her review.


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Popular Choice

According to Amazon sales data, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 is a popular choice amongst customers who purchased cameras in the last 3 months.

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was May 2016 when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TZ80.


Design

Easy to Use

Seven Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Techradar.com/au/ said “Touchscreen control”. Ayami said last year “If you have had a Lumix in the past, you will be familiar with their menus which are very similar and easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. Ayami also said “Shooting in 4K photo will also take rapid burst shots to let you choose the one you want to keep which is handy for wildlife photography” in their review.

Two people said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. M. D. mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera has full manual settings to please more advanced photographers” and gave the product a rating of 6 stars. Sarah a mentioned on Amazon “The scene menu is very good for point” in her review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 and rated the product 8 stars.

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Robust

Three people thought the product was well made. Sarah a rated it 8 stars and she wrote on Amazon “This camera is solid and well built”. Suege wrote “Fabulous, easy to use, with lots of built in features, perfect for travel”. N. Cooper scored it 7 stars and wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review “The camera is well made and has phenomenal zoom for a camera this size”.

Two people considered that the product was strong and durable. Dave S mentioned “Very good camera, feels sturdy and benefits from a viewfinder” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80.

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Nice Design

Three Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 owners who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 concluded that it was good looking. M. D. gave it a rating of 7 stars and said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 on Amazon “The format of the menu has remained the same and pretty straightforward to navigate”. In April last year Mrs. Alison Taylor wrote “As I'm surrounded with beautiful countryside, this lovely little camera is going to get a lot of use” in her Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review. Mrs. Alison Taylor also mentioned “It's so easy to use and produced some beautifully clear photos” in her review.

Good Product Quality

Six people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. M. D. scored it 9 stars and wrote in April last year “The automatic setting is excellent allowing you to capture moments quickly and produce good quality photos in most light conditions” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review. M. D. also wrote “As a result the Panasonic DMC-TZ80 allows you to take good quality photos and videos that you can manipulate further, should you wish so” in their review. N. Cooper wrote “If you are after a great travel compact with lots of zoom and great image quality outdoors then you should consider this.” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had good technical guidance. In April last year Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Manual, semiautomatic and automatic exposure modes” in their review of this digital camera although they gave it a score of 1 stars. Ayami wrote on Amazon last year “Beginners can stick to iA (or iA+) while the manual options can better suit someone with more experience”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewers who bought this digital camera thought it was compact. M. D. said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 on Amazon “A compact camera with grown up features!”. M. D. also said “The Panasonic DMC-TZ80 has proved to be an answer to my ongoing dilemma of choosing between having the convenience of compact cameras and the advanced features of bridge/ DSLR cameras” in their review. In the same month C Dunthorne mentioned “Very compact with large zoom” in their review of this digital camera.

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 owners who bought it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. M. D. wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The Panasonic DMC TZ80 is a little bigger and heavier than average compacts.”. In April last year Ayami wrote “It is a lot chunkier than the old Lumix” and gave it a rating of 8 stars.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewer who purchased this digital camera considered that it was a good body shape. Cameralabs.com wrote on Camera Labs “It shares the same fairly pocketable body with the same 30x / 24-720mm optical zoom”.

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a fairly standard weight (240 grams) compared to most of the other latest compact cameras.

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Good Video Capture

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was good for video recording.

Good Zoom

Thirteen Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 owners who bought it agreed that it had a good zoom. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned last year “30x zoom range giving the equivalent of 24720mm” in their review of this digital camera. M. D. mentioned on Amazon also last year “The impressive 30 x optical zoom should please most people” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review. N. Cooper said on Amazon in April last year “Has a huge APS-C sensor and great low light performance although it has very little zoom in comparison” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80.

One customer concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 had a good lens. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 on Amazon “No way to upload and poor quality lens”.

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Good Viewfinder

Four people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review “Viewfinder builtin” however they only rated it 14 out of 100. Last year Ayami said on Amazon “I also like the fact this one has a viewfinder” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review.

Four people who reviewed it thought it had a good screen. M. D. gave the product a score of 6 stars and wrote on Amazon “The touch screen is a very useful indeed, although due to the astonishing amount of functions packed in, I am still learning to navigate it quickly” in their review of this digital camera. M. D. also mentioned “The display is generous, touch screen and incredibly clear” in their review. Ayami wrote also in April last year “I love that it has a touch screen in which to scroll through e.g” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80.

One person said that this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder. C Dunthorne said “My only real complaint is the evf it is very poor quallity”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Nineteen customers who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. John Howorth mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The resultant picture is truly amazing” and rated the product 8 stars. Sarah a mentioned on Amazon “A simple editor like Picasa is ok for ordinary photos” in her Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review. Suege scored the product 7 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It gives great images from near and far”.

One person who reviewed it thought it was good in low light.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

One customer said in their reviews that it was good value for money. C Dunthorne wrote “Video results very good for this price of camera”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was expensive. Db Hyett gave it a rating of 7 stars and said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 “So now I am stuck with an expensive camera that I have no confidence will last more than a year before more dust gets sucked into the lens”.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over one hundred and eight times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. In addition, this camera support video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video. Across all latest cameras the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other recently released compact cameras.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other new compact cameras also support Wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Canon SX730 HS (£379).

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other new digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other recently released compact cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Canon SX730 HS (£379) is also worth considering.

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18.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 18.1 megapixels camera.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Canon SX730 HS (£379) (20.3MP).

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 8.6x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 40x. The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has one of the bigger optical zooms (30 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Canon SX730 HS (£379) (40x).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year range from 28mm to 990mm. When compared to other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera that we have checked, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Lumix DMC-TZ80 of 990 millimeters is one of the longest.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other latest compact cameras. Across all the new similar spec cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 35mm.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.3, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a very large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 3.3.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a self-timer, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other recently released cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other new digital cameras also have a USB connectivity.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a hand strap, as do most of the other recently released cameras.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Camera

Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras that have been available for the last year also feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports live view. Most of the other recently released cameras also support live view.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 features histogram, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last year.

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 features calendar. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also feature calendar.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has an HDMI, as do most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports PictBridge. Most of the other new comparable spec cameras also support PictBridge.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 320, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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Viewfinder

Very High Magnification

The lowest magnification of digital cameras that were released in the last year is 0.58x, the highest is 20x, and the average magnification is 5.8x. At 19.6 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a very high magnification compared to most of the other recently released cameras.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.2 inches, the Lumix DMC-TZ80 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The average viewfinder screen size of comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last year is 0.39", and the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 0.5".

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic panasonictz80, panasonic dmctz80ebs, panasonic dmctz80ebk, panasonic bzd8za00, panasonic n157622w, panasonic bzd9za00, panasonic bzd9zs00, panasonic bzd8zs00, panasonic 77c3t, panasonic 77c3u, zoom dmctz80ebs
Barcodes 05025232837441, 05025232837458, 05025232837502, 05025232837519, 05025232837526, 05025232837533

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 Review Sources

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