Lab Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

How did Panasonic's newest 10x pocket rocket fare under the hot lab lights?

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5100% pixel views of the previous slide — straight from camera and saved at JPEG precision 12.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ51/125 @ f/3.3 ISO 500. We set the camera to ISOMax 800 and iA program chose ISO 500 for this scary bus cruising through midtown.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ51/160 @ f/4.3 ISO 400. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 appears to prefer detail over contrast. We like this, although it does mean adding some post-production pop like we did here. The next slide pulls out 100% pixel slices.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5100% pixel views straight from camera of the previous frame.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ51/125 @ f/3.3 ISO 200: Just a typical day in midtown Manhattan. Nice color accuracy here in cloudy bright conditions. Next slide shows 100% pixel slices.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5100% pixel slices of the previous slide.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5This shady afternoon scene isn’t the most exciting photo in the world, but it has a nice range of colors in the shadows. The next slides will compare slices at ISO 100-1600.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5100% pixel slices at ISO 100.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5100% pixel slices at ISO 200.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5100% pixel slices at ISO 400.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5100% pixel slices at ISO 800.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5100% pixel slices at ISO 1600.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5Here’s another scene we’ll pull some slices out of from ISO 100-1600.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5100% pixel slices at ISO 100.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5100% pixel slices at ISO 200.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5100% pixel slices at ISO 400.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5100% pixel slices at ISO 800.

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Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5100% pixel slices at ISO 1600.