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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 14 Mar. 2010
This review is from: Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Digital Camera - Black (12.1MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD (Electronics)
Good points
Fantastic sharp pics
Fantasatic sharp motion pics in AVCHD LITE
The iA function does all the hard work for you, and it really works.
All the scene modes work and do what they are ment to. (some cameras dont seem to make much difference)
The starry sky mode is brilliant. (must use a tripod though)
Really easy menu to follow.
Battery lasts longer than I thought, some of the reveiws I have read did not give it much of a good rating, but i have had the GPS mode off and not tried it yet.
The Manual mode lets you change Aperture and shutter speed etc, but unless you know what you are doing with them there is not much point.
The 12x optical zoom is very good.
Build quality is excellent.
The software provided does a good job.

Bad points
Hard to keep your fingers away from the AF light on the front corner.
The AVCHD "LITE" (different to standard AVCHD)video files are not recognised by the older editing programs, I have had to upgrade my "Corel videostudio 12" to corel videostudio pro x3.
Quite annoying that the price will rapidly drop in a few months, so if you can wait,you will save a few quid.

Fantastic bit of kit

UPDATE

You do get a slight clicking sound when you are zooming on video mode, and you can clearly hear it in playback.
When playing back the HD AVCHD movie clip on a large TV screen, you do get slight blocking, but still very good.
When you order a new battery, (which you will) make sure the model number of the battery ends with the letter E, IF NOT IT WILL NOT WORK.
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Initial post: 17 Mar 2010 23:48:34 GMT
A. NAJAA says:
Could you please tell us about the battery life, is it similar to the previous TZ-8. if you could put a figure( how many pictures can it take before the battery die), it would be highly appreciated.

Cheers

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2010 17:13:17 GMT
300+ easy. with gps off.
not really tried the gps yet, but that is what eats your battery

Posted on 18 Apr 2010 10:23:54 BDT
Nic says:
Beware of GPS on cameras. I know they are few in number, but there are places in the World where you will be unable to use them. Kennedy Space Centre for instance in Florida they will confiscate it if you try to take it in with you. Confiscate as in you never see it again, not like a school where you are supposed to get it back.

Posted on 20 Apr 2010 12:15:20 BDT
I agree with you in all points. There is however another, which you have not mentioned and which I consider important. The "P" (Programm) mode, doesn't work at all. "P" is supposed to allow you to change both values, speed and aperture, at the same time, and therefore is the mode I use always in photo cameras. I hope that Panasonic will correct this soon. Chris.

Posted on 22 Apr 2010 21:23:04 BDT
J. W. Terry says:
Can someone tell me what the aperture range is on this camera? Can't see it anywhere on the specification list. Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2010 23:56:03 BDT
Having read this I contacted KSC and asked whether cameras with GPS were allowed. Their response was "You can bring in GPS devices".

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2010 23:36:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 May 2010 23:52:12 BDT
Sjaak says:
To Chris Kenneth: rubbish, that's M (for manual) you're talking about

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2010 12:14:22 BDT
Apophis says:
Chris is correct! The programme mode allows you to change a value, eg aperture, and as you do so, the shutter speed will change automatically to maintain the same exposure value. Manual mode is where you change the aperture and shutter speed values independently of each other.

Posted on 7 Jul 2010 12:28:20 BDT
I. J. Reid says:
Avchd lite can be played easily on Windows 7 as the native codec is built in...

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2010 20:01:56 BDT
That made me laugh! Sorry, but you are right. At school they do give it back ... eventually ... after a lot of hassle and complaining!
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