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This is a SUPERB & STUNNING camera which will not disappoint you.

Best price on internet with free Sandisk 8GB Flashdirve - absolute bargain!!
Price increased from original offer but still good value - Add Voucher code to get it at this price

Don't forget to add heat & rep.

As seen on TV! The award winning Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ5 features a Leica 28mm wideangle lens, a massive 10x optical zoom plus optical image stabiliser. You can view your images and movies easily on the large intelligent 3.0-inch LCD monitor and print up to A3 size with the 9.1 megapixel resolution.

Leica 10x zoom with 28mm wideangle
Get the best results you can with the Panasonic DMC-TZ5 which features a full 10x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 28-280mm) to give the greatest versatility without losing any resolution as a result of digital zooming. In the design of this lens, Leica have included three aspherical elements, one of which is a dual meniscus aspherical element. This helps to keep the lens amazingly compact whilst maintaining excellent sharpness.

If you require more zoom then Panasonics Extra Optical Zoom feature allows enlargement without losing quality when 7 megapixel or lower resolution is selected. Maximum Extra Optical Zoom varies between 11.3x and 16.9x depending on resolution and aspect ratio selected.

In addition due to a larger CCD area in relation to the lens, the 28mm wideangle zoom setting is available in all aspect ratio modes (4:3, 3:2 and 16:9).

High resolution CCD
The Panasonic DMC-TZ5 is equipped with a 10.7 megapixel CCD giving and effective resolution of 9.1 megapixels, for great results under enlargement.

iA (Intelligent Auto Technology)
Ideal for those opportunities when theres not enough time for selecting shooting modes. It combines the following modes to give the best possible image:


Motion Detection- Intelligent ISO control
Shake Detection- Using MEGA O.I.S., Panasonics Optical Image Stabilisation technology
Face Detection AF/ AE
Quick AF- Starts focusing when you point the camera at a subject without needing to press the shutter halfway
Scene Detection- Chooses the most appropriate mode from Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Scenery or Night Portrait.


Intelligent Exposure
This selectable feature automatically adjusts the ISO and therefore exposure of under or overexposed regions of an image. However, correctly exposed areas are left alone. This mode is especially useful for counteracting the effects of bright, wased-out skies and for dark background areas when using flash.

Advanced AF modes
The Continuous AF function enables the camera to continually adjust focus for the subject even when the shutter button has not been touched. This is especially useful for fast action photography and family portraits when you have no warning when your photo opportunity arises.

There is a choice of five different AF modes. These are Face AF (for single or multiple portraits), 3-Area High Speed AF, 1-Area High Speed AF, 1-Area AF and Spot AF.

Venus Engine IV
Improvement on Panasonics previous image processor (Venus Engine III). Specifically it features the following:


More accurate detection and better correction for Optical Image Stabilizer and Intelligent ISO Control functions
Separation of low frequency noise to reduce colour errors while avoiding loss of image resolution. Also colour changing information is retained in border areas to avoid colour bleeding as can happen with noise reduction. This is in addition to the previous chips separation of chromatic and luminance data. The net result is much better control of colour bleeding.
High Speed response- release time lag (excluding AF) reduced to a minimum of 0.008 sec.
Longer battery life for up to 300 shots on one charge (Based on CIPA standard).


3.0-inch LCD Display
Large display of 460,000 pixels for sharpness and ease of viewing. Screen brightness also varies intelligently according to the ambient light level. In addition, the High Angle Mode gives improved viewing when holding the camera in the air.

Useful Scene Modes

There are a total of 20 different modes to choose from. Below are some of the most useful:


Multi-Aspect Mode- Simultaneously takes photos in 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 ratios so you can choose your favourite framing
High Speed Burst Mode- Up to 6 frames per second
High Sensitivity Mode- ISO up to 6400
Q.MENU- Access your nine most frequently used setting instantly
Dual Image Playback to compare photos
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#1
I think this is the best deal around at the moment. I bought one last week from Jessops (~£175). Going to return it and get this deal tomorrow.

Don't forget 3% Quidco (ex VAT).

If this code doesn't work, use code QUIDCOTEN
#2
lkl265,i did the same as you,do you think they will take it back and then hand you the new offer there and then?
#3
mavs
lkl265,i did the same as you,do you think they will take it back and then hand you the new offer there and then?

I believe you have to re-order and return the old one at the same time. I have re-ordered another one (on-line) and will exchange tomorrow.
#4
There was a time when I would have dived in for a camera like this at this price. Now I so sick of them being superceded so quick and their values bombing I've just stopped bothering with them.

Still hot though.
#5
I paid £200 for mine 5 months ago when our daughter was born. This is a fantastic piece of kit in many ways and I have taken over 2000 pictures with mine.:santa:

HOT HOT HOT
1 Like #6
androoski;3812198
There was a time when I would have dived in for a camera like this at this price. Now I so sick of them being superceded so quick and their values bombing I've just stopped bothering with them.

Still hot though.


Their market value doesn't decrease the value to the user though unless you plan sell it on.

Otherwise no one would ever buy computers. You buy it to get use out of it, not as an investment. A newer model with higher spec doesn't make a good camera worthless.
#7
bought this in August for £197 ... Best camera by far for the price
HOT HOT HOT!
#8
PoisonJam
Their market value doesn't decrease the value to the user though unless you plan sell it on.

Otherwise no one would ever buy computers. You buy it to get use out of it, not as an investment. A newer model with higher spec doesn't make a good camera worthless.


:thumbsup:
#9
PoisonJam
Their market value doesn't decrease the value to the user though unless you plan sell it on.

Otherwise no one would ever buy computers. You buy it to get use out of it, not as an investment. A newer model with higher spec doesn't make a good camera worthless.


Exactly. That's why I'm sticking with the one I've got until the technology matures, at least seeing other cameras with newer and better features every two months won't cost me anything.

And I haven't bought a computer ever. I just get the 2 year old ones that get written off at work for free.

Built in obselesence is good for the makers.

A Leica M6 film camera from 20 years ago will still fetch £800 second hand.
#10
androoski
Exactly. That's why I'm sticking with the one I've got until the technology matures, at least seeing other cameras with newer and better features every two months won't cost me anything.

And I haven't bought a computer ever. I just get the 2 year old ones that get written off at work for free.

Built in obselesence is good for the makers.

A Leica M6 film camera from 20 years ago will still fetch £800 second hand.


Free computers from work, you better hope the tax man isn't reading these, thats a benefit in kind.
#11
this camera is fantastic, great price too
#12
Excellent camera :gift:

Great price including the card :)

Good spot OP :thumbsup:
#13
I put off buying the TZ1 and TZ3 and got this on interest free when it was £279 - and I do not regret paying the premium at all.
Great quality stills snap camera - only let down was videoing my son in battle of the bands in low light - but was a big ask and really needed professional lighting.
Heated.
#14
PoisonJam
Their market value doesn't decrease the value to the user though unless you plan sell it on.

Otherwise no one would ever buy computers. You buy it to get use out of it, not as an investment. A newer model with higher spec doesn't make a good camera worthless.


Totally agree.
#15
androoski;3812374
Exactly. That's why I'm sticking with the one I've got until the technology matures, at least seeing other cameras with newer and better features every two months won't cost me anything.


The technology on compacts isn't maturing, it's largely getting worse. More and more megapixels into a 1/2.5" sensor means worse picture quality, but consumers just look at the headline mpixel number and nothing else. Thus, manufacturers keep cramming in ever more pixels in there, things get worse but consumers don't ever notice.

The absurdity now is that new compacts have more megapixels than DSLRs (which are mostly around 10mpixel), despite massively bigger sensors - but their focus is picture quality, not marketing. Sony produced a 14mpixel dslr, but it got panned as it produces worse results than the cheaper 10mpixel models.

Point and shoot picture quality mostly peaked about 3 years ago. The Fuji F31fd was found by one site to be the best they've ever tested - and it's two years old, and "only" 6mpixel.

If you want the best pic quality you can get at this size, look for one with a 1/1.6" sensor. For example, the F100fd (still not as good as the F31fd, but at least it has a nice big sensor).
#16
arfster;3813399
The technology on compacts isn't maturing, it's largely getting worse. More and more megapixels into a 1/2.5" sensor means worse picture quality, but consumers just look at the headline mpixel number and nothing else. Thus, manufacturers keep cramming in ever more pixels in there, things get worse but consumers don't ever notice.

The absurdity now is that new compacts have more megapixels than DSLRs (which are mostly around 10mpixel), despite massively bigger sensors - but their focus is picture quality, not marketing. Sony produced a 14mpixel dslr, but it got panned as it produces worse results than the cheaper 10mpixel models.

Point and shoot picture quality mostly peaked about 3 years ago. The Fuji F31fd was found by one site to be the best they've ever tested - and it's two years old, and "only" 6mpixel.

If you want the best pic quality you can get at this size, look for one with a 1/1.6" sensor.


Agree with most of what you say, I'm convinced that my 5MP 3 year old IXUS 50 produces better results than my TZ5, but what is hasnt got includes 10X optical zoom (alas more bits of glass \ air = less quality) & HD (720P) video recording (which the TZ5 does suprisingly well). Hourses for Courses I guess.
#17
Wow, very nice deal. Had my eye on this for about a year finally succumb when Amazon dropped it to £177 about a month ago.

After purchasing I would recommend visiting 7dayshop.com to get a spare battery (£4.99, not original but better than the ones on fakeBay). Shame, when I bought mine they did a twin pack and it had some good reviews

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/images/products/prod_103522.jpg

and a case (had a leather Nikon one but needed something that gave it a bit more protection, for £1.79 delivered you can't go wrong. The one in the link below fits the TZ-5 perfectly.

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/images/products/prod_104955.jpg
#18
I have had one of these for about 6 months now and a totally awesome camera, lovely pictures.
Heres a tip for better pictures and it ties in with earlier comments, I can vouch it works.
Drop the MP setting down to 5MP, the pictures are better quality.
#19
I want to buy one dslr for starters, but now I am more tempted to have this one :)
#20
arfster
The technology on compacts isn't maturing, it's largely getting worse. More and more megapixels into a 1/2.5" sensor means worse picture quality, but consumers just look at the headline mpixel number and nothing else. Thus, manufacturers keep cramming in ever more pixels in there, things get worse but consumers don't ever notice.

The absurdity now is that new compacts have more megapixels than DSLRs (which are mostly around 10mpixel), despite massively bigger sensors - but their focus is picture quality, not marketing. Sony produced a 14mpixel dslr, but it got panned as it produces worse results than the cheaper 10mpixel models.

Point and shoot picture quality mostly peaked about 3 years ago. The Fuji F31fd was found by one site to be the best they've ever tested - and it's two years old, and "only" 6mpixel.

If you want the best pic quality you can get at this size, look for one with a 1/1.6" sensor. For example, the F100fd (still not as good as the F31fd, but at least it has a nice big sensor).


Sensors, (not accounting for Foveon vs CMOS vs CCD and other technology arguments) are one part of a camera.

Shutter response, battery life, camera features, memory card support - including write speed and size, connectivity and ergonomics including the rear viewing screen size and quality to mention a few things that have improved and are still improving.

I agree about cramming sensors with elements is causing image noise, and the makers are depending on the internal DSP to compensate, not ideal but commercially good for them thanks to consumer ignorance. BUT even the new dense sensors will improve, the DSP will improve, other sensor technologies such as FoveOn and yet to be commercialised breakthroughs will emerge.

I agree this is a good camera with a nice lens for a good price and voted hot, but I've stepped out of the digicam rat race for a few years yet.
#21
Very good price, i paid £130 for my TZ3 and its such a good camera, let alone the TZ5.
#22
snedger
I put off buying the TZ1 and TZ3

I bought them both and sold both on, as I thought the picture quality was not that good, especially when there is not much light. I wanted something that I could take out instead of my dSLR and various lenses. I had a Fuji F31 before buying those 2, and still have it. It hasn't got the zoom, but the picture quality is mile better than the Pannys. However, this is a decent price, and I might be tempted again!!
#23
Had my eye on this camera for ages. Thanks for the info. Ordered! Hot!
#24
after quidco and voucher price will be 153.78. GREAT
I was waiting for that camera long time. now I can buy it.
hot, hot, hot
rep add
I bought 2 (silver and black)
#25
Price dropped even further.

Post amended.:thumbsup:
#26
glduuk;3812557
Excellent camera :gift:

Great price including the card :)

Good spot OP :thumbsup:


You get a memory stick - not a card
#27
Cheers order placed, just what I needed.
Heat and rep added.
#28
Damn hot, damn hot I tell you! Not as good picture quality as my Canon SX100IS, but by far a much better Point and Shoot, got the Canon because it had manual controls. The flash on this panny is better too. I love the 'intelligent' mode too, its version of an Auto-Mode, my bro paid 200 from Costco but this is HOT with the 8GB card as well. Get it bought if your in the market for a Point and Shoot.
#29
ditto. i have a much more basic canon which i think, has produced pics just as good as the tz3 i previously owned. it was deffo a let down in low lighting, but the bulkiness annoyed me.

seeing that all the camera buffs are commenting on this- can someone help me out- [B]just wanna know what setting i should keep my canon ixus 960 on for good result pics that i would like to print out a max 5x7 (but mostly a 4x6[/B]).. by setting, i mean mp etc...
#30
If anyone wants to pick-up a hard case, this one from Jessops seems to be good value under £5.
#31
I like it! Ace product, good deal, heat added. Full review here:

http://www.cameras.co.uk/reviews/panasonic-dmc-tz5.cfm
#32
LostBoy;3813622
After purchasing I would recommend visiting 7dayshop.com to get a spare battery (£4.99, not original but better than the ones on fakeBay)
They're definitely not as good as the original but have a reasonable capacity.
and a case
I bought a leather Hama one into which the twin extra batteries fit snugly at the bottom - no need to worry about running out of juice.
#33
excellent! been pondering this purchase for a couple of months since my Ricoh 7.1optical zoom got dropped.

purchased @ £158.54, splendid. thanks for posting it.

somehow think the delivery won't be before Christmas... still something to look forward to.
#34
LuKeNuKuM
excellent! been pondering this purchase for a couple of months since my Ricoh 7.1optical zoom got dropped.

purchased @ £158.54, splendid. thanks for posting it.

somehow think the delivery won't be before Christmas... still something to look forward to.

Why not pick-it from a local store?
#35
Just collected mine, but the store wouldn't take the original saying it had to go back to the store where it was bought from (due to "Christmas sales").

Also, picked-up a free 3-year Panasonic warranty claim form, but the form says "applicable with an in-store demonstration only" and it needs the dealer stamp (which I forgot to get). The promotion is applicable for purchases made from 1 November to 31 January.
#36
The Therapist
You get a memory stick - not a card


Correct me if I'm wrong but memory stick is only usable in Sony cameras, and this comes with a free USB flashdrive by SanDisk (says ScanDisk in the description?), not Sony Memory Stick.
I imagine there will be a small card of some size supplied for the camera memory though.
#37
androoski;3813940
Sensors, (not accounting for Foveon vs CMOS vs CCD and other technology arguments) are one part of a camera.


Of course. However it's notable Fuji themselves haven't yet bettered the F31fd. Despite improving every other aspect of the camera, they can't overcome the drop in image quality past 6mpixels. Even the larger sensor, better optics and better image processing on the F100fd can't manage it.
#38
androoski
Correct me if I'm wrong but memory stick is only usable in Sony cameras, and this comes with a free USB flashdrive by SanDisk (says ScanDisk in the description?), not Sony Memory Stick.
I imagine there will be a small card of some size supplied for the camera memory though.

What you get is a USB flash memory key, which needs to be plugged into a PC or a laptop
#39
lkl265
Why not pick-it from a local store?


coz im a bit simple. doh! :|
#40
definately hot, excellent camera. i'm tempted but i'm waiting for a good deal on the Panasonic fx37 - i'm happpy to loose some of the zoom for a much smaller camera.

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