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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

£328.99
Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Camera Labs Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended
A multi award winning and 1 year old compact camera, great for wildlife photography
Compact 18.1MP 30x Yes May 2016
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 number 29 across all digital cameras.
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73 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Why Has it Scored 80?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 73 reviews. This digital camera has received six awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site and a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs. 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At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available.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, it is easy to use and technical features.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4896 x 3672 pixels image resolution
Quite big optical zoom
Does not feature bluetooth
Very small viewfinder screen size

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 excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 40 in wildlife photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 44 in sports photography cameras as well being average for portrait photography, ranking number 53 in portrait photography cameras.
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How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 is 112mm wide and 64mm tall. It is 38mm deep and weighs 240g.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 front dimensions

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

The authors at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this Panasonic camera. PhotographyBlog.com and Pocket Lint both gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Camera Labs who thought that this camera was great.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all concluded that this camera was very good. This Panasonic camera received a "Best in Test 5 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk, Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Best in Test" award and it received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 15 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 77%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 58 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 90%. Over 78% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Very Good Brand

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

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Eight owners who purchased it wrote that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use and two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Four customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 wrote that it had good features.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

10 owners reckoned that it was able to produce good images.

  • It gives great images from near and far…
    Suege (Amazon) - May 2016
  • The camera gets really hot after 10 minutes of use and as soon as you tilt the camera the picture on the screen disappears…
    Haleh (Amazon) - May 2016
  • Let down by poor image quality in low light…
    N. Cooper (Amazon) - August 2016
  • If you are after a great travel compact with lots of zoom and great image quality outdoors then you should consider this.
    N. Cooper (Amazon) - August 2016
  • We really struggled to get a sharp image straight out of the camera indoors or in low light situations…
    N. Cooper (Amazon) - August 2016
  • The resultant picture is truly amazing…
  • In good light the photos are fantastic…
    Ayami (Amazon) - March 2016
  • It's so easy to use and produced some beautifully clear photos…
  • It fulfils the seemingly impossible role of being a great cross-over of a small camera that offers enough freedom to both people who simply want to take nice photos with minimal effort…
    M. D. (Amazon) - March 2016
  • The camera has full manual settings to please more advanced photographers…
    M. D. (Amazon) - March 2016

Users Report it is a Good Size

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 was compact.

Users Report it is Robust

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it was well made.

Customers Report Nice Design

Two owners thought the product was good looking.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality.

  • It is well made and feels r…
  • No way to upload and poor quality lens…
  • Let down by poor image quality in low light…
    N. Cooper (Amazon) - August 2016
  • If you are after a great travel compact with lots of zoom and great image quality outdoors then you should consider this.
    N. Cooper (Amazon) - August 2016
  • The camera is well made and has phenomenal zoom for a camera this size…
    N. Cooper (Amazon) - August 2016
  • The automatic setting is excellent allowing you to capture moments quickly and produce good quality photos in most light conditions…
    M. D. (Amazon) - March 2016

Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, very good features and is less than 18 months old, however at £328.99 it is more expensive than 52% of cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The Lumix DMC-TZ80's sensor megapixels of 18.1MP is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a maximum image resolution of 4896 x 3672 pixels. That's 13% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-TZ80's optical zoom of 30x is in the biggest 6% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as "UHD-1".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 of 3.3 is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Lumix DMC-TZ80 of 240g is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ80 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Panasonic digital camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 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.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that 96% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a self-timer. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Lumix DMC-TZ80 of 4x is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports live view. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a USB connectivity. 87% of digital cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 590,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has a built-in speaker(s). 92% of digital cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The smallest viewfinder screen size of cameras is 0.17", the largest is 8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.41". The Lumix DMC-TZ80's viewfinder screen size of only 0.2" is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 20% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Lumix DMC-TZ80 of 0.435" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only Five Aspherical Lenses

Most of the other digital cameras only have one aspherical lens, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 has five aspherical lenses.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-TZ80's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 of 990mm is in the longest 7% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-TZ80 features calendar, which is unusual. 86% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ80 is 4896 x 3672 pixels. That's 13% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. In addition, this camera supports a still image resolution of 3456 x 2592 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other digital cameras, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Age

Released 14 Months Ago

This camera has been on the market since May 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic panasonictz80, panasonic dmctz80ebk, panasonic dmctz80ebs, panasonic bzd8za00, panasonic bzd9zs00, panasonic bzd8zs00, panasonic n157622w, panasonic bzd9za00, panasonic n157623w
Barcodes 05025232837441, 05025232837458, 05025232837502, 05025232837519, 05025232837526, 05025232837533

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