Panasonic Lumix TZ80 – compact travel zoom with 4k movie function




In summary

The Panasonic Lumix TZ80 is a versatile camera that provides a great alternative to a smartphone or even a great camera for those who do not want to lug around while on holiday. The TZ80 features, like its predecessors, a nice zoom range of 24-720mm equivalent, equivalent to 30x optical zoom. He makes himself comfortable to use and includes a few features, including RAW support, a built-in EVF and a touch sensitive screen. He can also shoot in 4K resolution and browsed through the 4k-picture mode get a burst of 30fps. Despite all this beauty, there are also a few comments because the TZ80 uses a relatively small sensor and the large zoom range leads here and there to lens errors – something that otherwise applies to all travelzooms.

Large zoom range
24mm wide angle
built-in EVF
Raw functionality
4K video (and photos)


EVF with rainbow effect
no gPS
Detail quantity from 800 iso

final Verdict
Tweakers zegt: 7,5
Price for publication: € 499, –
Available from: € 449, –
Tested version: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 Black

Compact cameras have difficulties, but there are two species that do it well. These are cameras with long zoom cameras and cameras with a relatively large sensor – or cameras that combine both. Zoom and sensor size are, after all ingredients that offer clear added value compared to a smartphone – currently the largest competitor of compact cameras. The new TZ80 is a great all-rounder for those seeking an alternative to photographing and filming with a smartphone.

Panasonic Lumix TZ80

With 30x optical zoom, with an angle of 24mm to 720mm converted to film equivalent, you get almost every topic big screen. 24mm while providing a nice big wide angle, though there are smartphones that possible. The same applies to 4k, which also be combined with the large zoom capability. The 4K Photo mode, see further increases the chance of success in action pictures with the burst of 30fps.

Furthermore, it is now touch-sensitive screen, the camera has improved a new sensor and processor board and the autofocus speed. At the same time, the question is whether these improvements are large enough not to opt for the cheaper predecessor instead of the new TZ80.


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