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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / DMC-ZS5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 721 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / DMC-ZS5. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and image quality. The zoom and performance also get good comments. Many are critical about the exposure and shutter. Reviews about the color and focus are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / DMC-ZS5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / DMC-ZS5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / DMC-ZS5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the zoom and performance are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the shutter and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, zoom

reliability, viewfinder, shutter

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / DMC-ZS5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / DMC-ZS5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8

 

A 12x optical zoom compact with HD video and manual exposure control

The Panasonic TZ8 isn't a pleasant surprise, as its predecessor the TZ7 has similar pedigree, but an impressive continuation of previous form. The only criticisms are slight and infrequent, making the end performance of this compact some of the most...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 camera

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 (known as the ZS5 in the US) is a step-down from the company's TZ10 model, which most notably features a GPS and a few tweaks to differentiate it from the smaller brother. It falls into Panasonic's line of "super zoom"...

Little distortion off the 12x lens, manual controls, focus lock works well

No HDMI, menus not the most user friendly, mono mic, HD video format not the best

There have been some compromises made on this model to differentiate it from other cameras in this range which offer pretty much identical operation and performance. The TZ10, of course, is more fully featured and more expensive at £349, the TZ7 gives...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Geoff Harris (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 review

 

Will the upgrade of the popular TZ6 live up to Panasonic's hype?

Lens ; Intelligent Exposure and AF functions ; Metering system ; Noise o.k. until ISO 800 ; 720p movie recording

Not as good as D-SLR although price quite similar ; Fiddly controls for aperture etc ; Some Intelligent functions have little effect

Pitched at family snappers and travellers looking for a lot of power in a compact body, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 is the follow-up to the popular DMC-TZ6.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 review

 

Editors' note: Many of the design, features, and shooting options are identical between the DMC-ZS5 and the DMC-ZS7 we reviewed earlier, so readers of the earlier review may experience some déjà vu when reading the same sections below.

Lots of features to experiment with; manual, semimanual controls; 25mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with a 12x zoom.

Disappointing low-light photos.

If you just want a decent compact megazoom, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 is one of the better options thanks to a well-rounded feature set and very good photo quality at lower ISOs.

Jul, 2010

expert REVIEWS - BEST BUY

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 review

 

The TZ8 is a cut-down version of the Panasonic TZ10, and costs around £75 less. The two models are very similar and their photo-taking abilities are identical. What you don't get here is the TZ10's GPS tagging, its 3in, 460,000-dot screen and its...

Not as luxurious as the TZ10, but delivers high quality photos and videos, a big zoom and a pocket-friendly design at an extremely attractive price

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan, pcworld.com (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 review

 

Specs-wise, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 sits wedged between last year's fully automated Lumix DMC-ZS3 and this year's fully loaded, GPS-enabled Lumix DMC-ZS7. Other than the DMC-ZS7's geotagging features, the DMC-ZS5 and the DMC-ZS7 are practically the...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 gets our recommendation as a dual-purpose camera for stills and video, thanks to its silent, quick-focusing, and far-reaching zoom lens. You may want to look elsewhere if you're craving wow-factor features, and you may want...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras, <a title="PCWorld.idg.com.au" (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ8 review

 

It also packs optical image stabilisation, comprehensive and accurate focus modes, as well as high-definition video recording. The problem is that the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ8's image quality isn't great; in fact, it's not an improvement over last...

We were excited to see if Panasonic could improve on last year's excellent Travel Zoom camera, the LUMIX DMC-TZ7, but alas the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ8 falls short. The only improvements over its predecessor are a higher megapixel count and better...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (techworld.com)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ8 review

 

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ8 is one of the most versatile compact digital cameras on the market: it has a 25mm wide angle lens with a 12x zoom, a 12.1-megapixel sensor and manual exposure controls.

We were excited to see if Panasonic could improve on last year's excellent Travel Zoom camera, the LUMIX DMC-TZ7, but alas the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ8 falls short. The only improvements over its predecessor are a higher megapixel count and better...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (best4reviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 digital camera review

 

Panasonic's latest big zoom compact marries a 12x optical zoom, extendable to a 23.4x equivalent, to a 12.1 megapixel effective resolution. But does this make it the ideal travel companion? Read its Best4Reviews test to find out

Ease of use, broader than average focal range, reliability, sharp and colourful results on almost every occasion

No dedicated video record button, playback needs a separate button

Yes it's slightly bigger and bulkier than competing 'fashion' compacts with 3x optical zooms but the TZ8 from Panasonic can still fit into a jacket pocket and trouser at a push. That broad focal range, decent lens, plus a sensor not especially...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Panasonic DMC TZ8

 

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