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Old Apr 10, 2018, 5:01 PM   #1
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Old Apr 13, 2018, 4:55 PM   #2
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Most impressive for such a camera

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Old Apr 20, 2018, 5:07 PM   #3
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Yes, especially for € 256! 30x zoom, 4K/30fps, tiltable display ...









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I've had mine for just over 3 months now and apart from a bit of initial head banging trying to get the right settings in my favourite 'Aperture Priority' mode, I really like it. I don't often delve into compact cameras but I usually like to carry one around with me most times and at the beginning of this year I started to think about retiring the FujiFilm F660 I'd had until then (now that was a great little camera) and after looking around for a while, the Lumix TZ90 was the chosen replacement. The TZ90 seemed much harder to program in Aperture mode compared to the F660, as the resulting shots seemed no better that the F660 but I guess it was just me. I eventually tried iA+ mode and wow what a difference. Some shots are fantastic, especially in bright blue sky days. Basically, I've left it in iA+ and just let the TZ90 pick its own settings. It does let in a bit of noise in lower light however. This was a highlighted point I'd seen in a few reviews and it is true but it's not the end of the world, just pick your shots and unlike what I did by disabling the flash, allow the camera to use to flash when it wants to and 90% of the time you'll survive (the other 10% is the overcast cloudy or rainy days that are no good for any brand of camera work). I guess I was just too used to the Nikon D600 and D750 I also own, which don't really suffer in this area like the TZ90 does every now and then.


In my opinion, the TZ90 isn't really a compact camera though, as in the true sense of the word "compact". It's quite large compared to the Fuji F660 (and many others I saw while looking at cameras) which fitted into any old pocket in any old shirt I ever wore. Now I have to make sure I wear a jacket or shirts with large pockets, or I simply have to use a small carry bag for it but overall I am more than happy with it. This is my first ever Panasonic camera but it may not be the last, as I am quite impressed.
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Moon, but NOT on sky ... in my POOL :-)

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I've had my FZ90 / ZS70 for approx 18 months now and although I don't use it every 5 mins, I have "used" it many times now and I think I have arrived at what I'd call my final solid opinion of it (as seen from a point 'n' shoot users viewpoint only).. I still have mine despite being tempted to replace on more than one occasion.

Good (be aware that I only ever used it in Auto mode),,
1. It seems capable of producing some quite awesome results for a PaS class camera.
2. Fast to start up, point, and get your shot away in times when you see that quick opportunity.
3. Auto focus is fantastic for speed. Focusses very quickly and accurately.
4. True to life colour reproduction is quite outstandingly i-m-o.. In some situations, it's as good as cameras I have that cost 5 or 6 times the price (camera body only). Of course, resultant colours can all be changed from menu settings but as an 'out of the box' camera, and in Auto mode, it's really good.
5. For a PaS camera, it's nice to hold and has a nice grip pad placed perfectly for my hand.

Not so good,,
1. Poor low light results (at least in Auto mode) - far too much noise on the photos and darker areas can really totally spoil the shot because sometimes it looks like they have been produced by a matt black spray can, poorly sprayed on. It just does not handle low light quick shots that well. It's the camera's worst point imo..
2. On occasions, the camera has has started up by being bumped. Once, it was in a bag and I heard a very loud grinding sound (that's what gave it away) as the lens tried to self-extend. It only half extended. I switched it off then back on and luckily it seemed ok. Other times, luckily it was in the open.
3. A bit of lens distortion (not too bad but still noticeable on some shots) at lowest focal lengths, usually more related to barrelling effect..
4 Sometimes, that ability to focus and lock on a subject can be a pain in the *ss if you change your mind and wish to choose another subject in the same frame. You have to turn away, refocus on something then turn back and refocus on the new subject, or it will not let the original subject go. I think this is common to many cameras.

Apart from that, there's not really much more to say (at least not bad anyway) about this camera. The accidental starting up (above) was noticed on about 5 or 6 occasions and was obviously a result of something touching the On/Off button. That happened two or three times while I simply held it,, twice while walking with it dangling on its camera string in a crowded situation,, and once while it was in a small padded bag which was good for shock absorbency (this time, obviously not good enough). I have never experienced this occurrence with any other camera, ever, so watch out..
Overall, would I recommend it..?? Yes, if you are into bright sunny day shots,, because you'll be quite surprised at some great shots. Just don't rely on seeing the same results at lower levels of light and especially night time or you could be frowning at the very least for some of the time. If you know how to use the setup options to full effect (something I could not do with this camera) then you could possibly get some great low light shots like some of the above examples, however, that's not why I bought mine.. At its time of release it was not cheap either, but I am sure it can be found for much less now..
Remember, I use mine in Auto mode only...
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