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Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Digital Camera (12.1MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD - Red £202.49 delivered @ Amazon, but £172.49 after Panasonic Cashback
Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Digital Camera (12.1MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD - Red  £202.49 delivered @ Amazon, but £172.49 after Panasonic Cashback

Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Digital Camera (12.1MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD - Red £202.49 delivered @ Amazon, but £172.49 after Panasonic Cashback

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Superb price for this outstanding camera.

Product Features:
LUMIX super zoom digital camera with intelligent auto mode and optical image stabilizer
12.1 megapixel, 25mm Wide-angle 12x optical zoom with LEICA DC lens
Intelligent resolution technology and 16x intelligent zoom
HD movie in AVCHD Lite and HDMI compatibility featuring VIERA television link
Travel mode with GPS for easy organizing images of travel.

Technical Details:
Product type: LUMIX Super Zoom Digital Camera
Lens: 12x Optical Zoom 25mm Ultra Wide-angle LEICA DC Vario Elmar (25mm to 300mm equivalent) featuring Power O.I.S.
Effective Pixels: 12.1 Megapixels
Optics
Camera Effective Pixels: 12.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter: 1/2.33-type / 14.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture: F3.3 - 4.9/ Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 6.3 (W) / F4.9 - 6.3 (T))
Optical Zoom: 12x
Focal Length: f=4.1-49.2mm (25-300mm in 35mm equiv.)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ): 14.7x (4:3 / 8M), 18.8x (4:3 / 5M), 23.4x (under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom: 16x
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 10 elements in 8 groups / (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces / 2 ED lenses)
2-Speed Zoom: Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer: Power O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
Digital Zoom: 4x / ( Max. 48.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) / (Max. 93.8 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focusing Area: Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Clipboard: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
Focus Range Display: Yes
AF Assist Lamp: Yes
Focus: Normal / Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off, AF Tracking
AF Metering: Face / AF Tracking / 11pt / 1pt HS / 1pt / Spot
Shutter Speed: Still: 60 - 1/2000 sec / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
Shutter Interval: approx. 1.0 sec
Recording
ISO Sensitivity: Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
Face Recognition: Photo
Optical Image Stabilizer: Photo & Movie
Intelligent ISO Control: Photo
Face Detection: Photo & Movie
Intelligent Scene Selector: Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro) & Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)
Intelligent Exposure: Photo & Movie
AF Tracking: Photo
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal): Photo
Intelligent Resolution Technology: Photo & Movie
File Format: Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.21) / Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21) + QuickTime / Motion picture: AVCHD Lite / QuickTime Motion JPEG
AVCHD Lite REC NTSC / PAL (Depends on Region)
Mode Switch: [Recording] / [Playback]
One-Touch Movie Button: Yes
Mode Dial / Mode Button: Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Custom, My SCN 1, My SCN 2, SCN, Clipboard
Still Image Scene Mode: Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, / Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo, Pinhole, Film Grain, High Dynamic(Standard, Art, B&W), Photo Frame, Underwater
Movie Scene Mode: Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Beach, Snow, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, nderwater, High Sensitivity, High Dynamic(Standard, Art, B&W) / (Activated by selecting Still Picture Scene Mode then pressing movie button. Still Picture Scene Modes: Without corresponding Movie Scene Mode is recorded in Normal Mode)
Continuous Shooting Mode: Full-Resolution Image, 2.3 frames/sec Max. 5 images (Standard mode), Max 3 images (Fine Mode) / High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6.0 frames/sec (image priority) / approx. 10 frames/sec (speed priority) / (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode: Max. 5 images (Standard mode)
Motion Picture Recording: [4:3] VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG) / QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / [16:9] WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / [HD Movie] 1280x720 pixels, / NTSC Mode: NTSC model: 60p(CCD output is 30p) / PAL model: 50p(CCD output is 25p) / (AVCHD Lite, GSH, SH: 17Mbps / GH, H:13Mbps / GL, L:9Mbps ) / 30fps (Motion JPEG)
AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH] (Continuous recordable time): Approx. 100 min
MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] (Continuous recordable time): Approx. 100 min
AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH] (Actual recordable time): Approx. 50 min
MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] [[SH] (Actual recordable time): Approx. 50 min
Exposure: Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation: Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing: +/- 1/3 EV ~1EV step, 3 frames
Multi-Aspect: Yes
Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Still Picture Recording: [4:3] 4000x3000(12M) / 3264x2448(8M) / 2560x1920(5M) / 2048X1536(3M) / 640X480(0.3M) / [3:2] 4176x2784 (11.5M) / 3392x2264 (7.5M) / 2656x1768 (4.5M) / 2048x1360 (2.5M) / 640x424 (0.3M) / [16:9] 4320x2432 (10.5M) / 3552x2000 (7M) / 2784x1568 (4.5M) / 1920x1080 (2M) / 640x360 (0.2M)
Image Quality: Fine / Standard
White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Sports, Panorama Assist, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Highspeed Burst, Pinhole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic, Underwater)
Quick Menu: Yes
Color Mode / Color Effect: Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy (only in iA Mode)
Picture Adjustment: Contrast ±2steps / Sharpness ±2steps / Saturation ±2steps / Noise Reduction ±2steps / (can be adjusted in Film Mode)
Still Image with Audio Recording: 5 sec
GPS: Yes
Real-time histogram: Yes
Composition Guide line: Yes (2 pattern)
Auto Review: 1sec, 2sec, Hold
Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume: No / Yes
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture: Yes
Macro Zoom: Yes
Orientation Detector: Yes
Scene Mode Help Screen: Yes
Self Timer: 2sec / 10sec
Focus Icon Select: Yes (in Face Recognition only)
Playback
Playback Mode: Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, GPS Playback, Travel Playback, Mode Playback, Favorites Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback: 12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback: Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image: Yes / No
Playback Still Images with Audio: Yes
Playback Motion Picture: Yes ( AVC HD Lite/ Motion JPEG)
Slideshow Mode: All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / GPS Area / Travel / Category / Favorites / BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Show Histogram: Yes
Delete Image: Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection: Yes / Yes
Resize / Trim / Aspect Conv. / Leveling: Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp: Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation: Yes
Video Divide: Yes
PictBridge Support: Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
Setup
Movie REC Guide: Yes
Wind-Cut in Motion Picture: Yes
Travel Date / World Time: Yes / Yes
Metrics
Dimensions: (W x H x D) 103.3 x 59.6 x 32.6 mm (4.07 x 2.35 x 1.28 in)
Weight: Approx. 218g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.48 lb) / Approx. 196g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.43 lb)
Others
LCD Monitor: Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
Built-in-Flash: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / 0.6 - 5.3m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.6m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media: Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory: Approx. 15MB
Microphone / Speaker: Stereo(Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator) / Yes
Interface: AV Output (NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for N. America), mini HDMI, USB2.0 High speed
Viera Link: Yes
HDMI output: Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p(576p for PAL) / Audio: Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
Power: ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life (approx.): 300 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.1 HD Edition (5.0 Edition for China). / QuickTime.Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories: Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Case, AV Cable, USB Cable, AC Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM

£30 Cashback claim form here: g-ecx.images-amazon.com/ima…pdf

59 Comments

noticed this earlier but it says 3 to 5 weeks for delivery

If your happy to go for the silver one, look here: hotukdeals.com/dea…e=5

Works out about £155 after cash back and Best Buy have the stock of the silver model.

When I looked through the qualifying retailers the other day Amazon weren't listed. Does anybody have further confirmation?

goodgrr

When I looked through the qualifying retailers the other day Amazon … When I looked through the qualifying retailers the other day Amazon weren't listed. Does anybody have further confirmation?



Yes definitely received the cheque yesterday

Steviec100

If your happy to go for the silver one, look here: … If your happy to go for the silver one, look here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-tz10-218-49-with-voucher-/825174?page=5#post10121843Works out about £155 after cash back and Best Buy have the stock of the silver model.



£230.00 less c/b £195.50 less c/b £30.00 = £165.30

There was also a code 5IMG for a 5% discount. Not sure if that still works though.

Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 weeks.

Banned

Can't go wrong with these Lumix cameras. I have the FZ28...... brilliant

Is this better than the Sony DSC TX5?

goodgrr

When I looked through the qualifying retailers the other day Amazon … When I looked through the qualifying retailers the other day Amazon weren't listed. Does anybody have further confirmation?


I bought mine from Amazon and they do qualify, in fact I got my £30 cashback in less than a week.
PS, The camera is superb, though the GPS is is a totally unnecessary gimmick. (In my opinion)

Now showing as £239, the identical black version is £206.40 before cashback.

inspectorblakey

Now showing as £239, the identical black version is £206.40 before c … Now showing as £239, the identical black version is £206.40 before cashback.



You have to choose the buying option to the right to get from Amazon for the £202 price.

Great cameras Lumix TZ range.

Apart from the GPS, is this worth buying over the TZ8? Thanks

I'm contemplating one for the wife to use while I'm doing events with a DSLR. Looks like a useful supplementary camera.

Gazbert

I'm contemplating one for the wife to use while I'm doing events with a … I'm contemplating one for the wife to use while I'm doing events with a DSLR. Looks like a useful supplementary camera.



I use the TZ5 as my supplemental camera when I can't get clearance to get my pro gear into gigs. The TZ10 looks even better as has more control as well as the additional zoom and image size.

Would you get this instead of an entry level DSLR? x

Some guy reviewed that he has the TZ8 and the TZ10 and what he cant understand is why the TZ8 produces better quality images than the TZ10 when they are both the same lense? x

Original Poster

X10

Is this better than the Sony DSC TX5?


The Sony has the advantage of being usable underwater and a touchscreen, but the Panasonic takes slightly better pictures, has a much greater zoom range and several other features which would place it ahead of the Sony, IMO.


Treacle44

Apart from the GPS, is this worth buying over the TZ8? Thanks


Features comparison here:

snapsort.com/com…TZ8

The TZ10 also has a bigger, higher resolution screen compared to the TZ8.

Edited by: "andyken" 16th Dec 2010

TZ8 is £161 at Amazon where do you find out if this has panasonic cashback?

hotukdeals.com/dea…809

Thanks Andyken, so may as well go fir the TZ10 then for £16 more. Thanks

Does anybody know if Best Buy is a participating retailer for the £30 cash back as I can't see it listed on the Panasonic web site?

Someone posted a Best Buy Deal the other day and it said was then? Where is the list on the panasonic website? As i cant even find that! x

missgem

Someone posted a Best Buy Deal the other day and it said was then? Where … Someone posted a Best Buy Deal the other day and it said was then? Where is the list on the panasonic website? As i cant even find that! x



panasonic.co.uk/htm…tml

goodgrr

http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/Dealers/Lumix+TZ10+Cashback+Offer+-+Dealer+Locator/6210301/index.html#anker_6210304



That dont give me list of retailers, just asks me for my postcode to find my nearest store thats doing it x

rickmarine

Does anybody know if Best Buy is a participating retailer for the £30 … Does anybody know if Best Buy is a participating retailer for the £30 cash back as I can't see it listed on the Panasonic web site?



Yes I phoned Panasonic to confirm

You won't be disappointed, it's a superb camera both for stills and video.

Seeing as im gonna buy an actual camcorder, is there a camera that produces just as good or near enough the same images but cheaper ? x

Just a thought - if they aren't going to have them for 3-5 weeks won't you stand a chance of missing out on the £30 cashback offer as it ends on 19th Jan?

Evil_monkey

Just a thought - if they aren't going to have them for 3-5 weeks won't … Just a thought - if they aren't going to have them for 3-5 weeks won't you stand a chance of missing out on the £30 cashback offer as it ends on 19th Jan?



Must be purchased between 27th October 2010 and 19th January 2011 however must be claimed by 28th February 2011

missgem

TZ8 is £161 at Amazon where do you find out if this has panasonic … TZ8 is £161 at Amazon where do you find out if this has panasonic cashback? [url=http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-tz8-in-black-161-95-amazo/827809]http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-tz8-in-black-161-95-amazo/827809[/url]



It doesn't. Better go for the TZ10.

Are Argos in the cashback? As they have it on offer for £216 and you get quidco too x

Cheaper through BestBuy, that's where (online 15% Quidco) I just bought one.
Great camera though

missgem

Are Argos in the cashback? As they have it on offer for £216 and you get … Are Argos in the cashback? As they have it on offer for £216 and you get quidco too x


Yes, just scroll down the page.
argos.co.uk/web…Z10

Oh i really cant make my mind up whether to buy this or buy a DSLR but i need to make me mind up quick as i want it for xmas! x

Treacle44

Apart from the GPS, is this worth buying over the TZ8? Thanks


The much admired TZ7 and the TZ10 are part of the same range - with a high-res viewing screen.

The TZ8 and TZ9 are NOT part of the "TZ7 range" and have a far inferior screen.

missgem

Seeing as im gonna buy an actual camcorder, is there a camera that … Seeing as im gonna buy an actual camcorder, is there a camera that produces just as good or near enough the same images but cheaper ? x


The TZ10 produces pretty excellent HD movies - in either MPEG or AVCHD?) (the latter giving smaller files but being harder to edit). It can take up to 64Gb of SDHC card so that's not really a problem. One tiny issue is that movie mode is limited to just under 30 minutes (per go!) to comply with EU rules.

missgem

Are Argos in the cashback? As they have it on offer for £216 and you get … Are Argos in the cashback? As they have it on offer for £216 and you get quidco too x


My understanding is that ANY UK retailer is in this cashback. This is NOT the same as the promotion last summer - where it was strictly "named retailers" only.

Thankyou Brian :o) I dont know whether to buy a decent camera and a camcorder, or just get one that does both :o(

missgem

Thankyou Brian :o) I dont know whether to buy a decent camera and a … Thankyou Brian :o) I dont know whether to buy a decent camera and a camcorder, or just get one that does both :o(


I took this video and the other pictures in the set with the earlier model Panasonic TZ6, they might convince you,
The music on the Chaplin video is supposed to sound scratchy!

flickr.com/pho…69/

Original Poster

missgem

Oh i really cant make my mind up whether to buy this or buy a DSLR but i … Oh i really cant make my mind up whether to buy this or buy a DSLR but i need to make me mind up quick as i want it for xmas! x



Only you can decide, really. The two are completely different and there are advantages and disadvantages to both. I switched from a good quality Canon compact to a Pentax DSLR just under a year ago. The Pentax takes noticeably better pictures (although the Canon was very good for a compact) and it is also gratifying to actually take the picture the moment you press the shutter. (All compacts are much 'slower', with a slight delay between pressing the shutter button and the picture being taken - DSLRs are virtually instantaneous - I remember last year trying to take an action shot of my daughters jumping up in the air with my Canon, it took about 20 attempts to catch them at the top of their jump, because of the delay in the camera firing.) The Pentax is also vastly better in low light, both because the much larger sensor gives clearer, less noisy images, but also because the size and shape of a DSLR allows you to hold it much more steadily than a compact.

So both for usability and image quality a DSLR will win hands down every time. But.....

My Pentax is pretty compact by SLR standards, but even so, it is vastly less convenient to lug about than a compact and there are situations, e.g. our family Christmas get together next week, when I almost certainly won't use it, as it is just too obtrusive, IMO. With a compact, you can just 'snap the moment', but once I take out my big fella(!) people feel they need to stop what they are doing and pose for a 'serious photograph', which more often than not isn't what's wanted.

I sold my Canon compact when I bought the Pentax, thinking I would never look back, but I'm now seriously thinking of buying a compact super-zoom (like the TZ10) which will just be so much more convenient to use. The image quality won't be as good, but most expensive compacts these days are more than good enough, unless you plan to print poster size photos and they wont be as quick, but they are just so much more convenient.

A couple of possible compromises might be a Canon S95 or Panasonic DMC-LX5, they're expensive, but picture quality is pretty well as good as it is currently possible to get from a compact, or maybe a 'mirror-less SLR' like the Olympus PEN or Sony NEX, which are a lot smaller than most 'full' DSLRs, but have most or all (in the case of the Sony NEX) advantages.

Sorry, this has probably only muddied the water still further, but when I started typing this, I thought it might help!


PS. One further thought: Jessops clearance section sometimes have some good bargains and currently they've got a Canon SX200 IS for £120, amongst others, which might be worth considering. Remember to use Quidco and QUIDCOFIVE discount code to get another 10-12% or so off, which could make quite a bargain, IMO, if you don't mind the odd light scratch or battered box, or possibly bits missing.

jessops.com/onl…=40







Edited by: "andyken" 17th Dec 2010
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