- anyone using the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 Digital Camera?
Have a look at the SONY HX5. Similar spec to the TZ8 and TZ10. I went for the Sony as it has a better burst mode – up to 10 shots a second at the full resolution, + 1080 HD video. In burst mode I think the Panasonics take fewer per second at not at full resolution (but my memory might be dodgy). HX5 has GPS too if that’s a requirement.Posted 7 years agogothandySubscriber
I’ve got a TZ7 and I really rate it. HD mode is great and never felt the need for additional burst speed. See example of my mate in Spain earlier this month.
And example of the HD video. it is hand held much better with a tripod if you can. I only really use it with the kids don’t have the patience required to set up shots.Posted 7 years agoB.A.NanaMember
We just ordered one for my sisters 40th present. Decided the extras on the TZ10 were unnecessary, the GPS is a gimmick and drains the battery and the AVCHD Lite looked like something she’d never use as you need special editing software and the inclination, HD Jpeg video will be more than good enough..Posted 7 years ago
I already have a Lumix FZ18 and Panasonic cameras are great, they’re easy to use and the TZ8 is small/light enough to stick in a pocket. The processing and writing speed is fast aswell.
The reason for choosing the TZ8 camera are a combo of great reviews, personal experience of Panasonic Lumix cameras and ticking all the boxes on features we required.
I use a DSLR too, so just looking for a decent point & shoot. I did have a ixus 75 until halfway through the summer. Dropped it and now doesn’t work- don’t like the newer canons, they seem just a bit too small.
The Lumix def looks like the main contender for replacementPosted 7 years agocbSubscriber
I have the TZ7 and rate it highly. My only gripe is the HD video doesn’t seem to work well with uploading to a Mac. I posted on here before and the recommendation was to use handbrake. That does work but is a bit time consuming. As I want ease of use above anything else i will probably buy something else now.Posted 7 years agoB.A.NanaMember
If you’re not bothered about HD video, then also consider Canon Powershot S90, there’s also the panasonic Lumix LX-3, both these cameras have bigger DLSR size sensors than normal on a compact, so in theory, the picture quality should be that bit better. We would have probably bought one of these two, but HD video was high on the list of requirements, and neither camera had HD.Posted 7 years ago
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