The Lumix DMC-TZ80 brings 4K video and touchscreen control of Panasonic's popular TZ travel-zoom range, along with a new sensor and a faster image processor. Audley Jarvis takes a look

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

AWB colour:70%
Dynamic Range:70%
Image Quality:70%
LCD Viewfinder:80%


  • - 4K video capture

  • - 4K Photo modes help to capture the ‘decisive moment’
  • - Physical controls offer excellent customisation


  • - Image quality at higher ISO settings displays usual small-sensor shortfalls
  • - Touchscreen can accidentally change focus point when used at eye level


Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review – Introduction

In 2006, Panasonic created what is now routinely referred to as the travel-zoom compact, with the release of the Lumix DMC-TZ1. At the time, this was the world’s smallest compact with a stabilised 10x optical zoom. Ten years on and the Lumix TZ range remains hugely popular. This year sees the addition of two new models to the range:  the flagship TZ100, at £550, comes equipped with a 1in sensor and a 10x optical zoom, while the TZ80 is fitted with a 1/2.3in sensor and a 30x optical zoom. On paper, the TZ100 should give superior images and represent a better long-term investment for more advanced photographers. We’ll address that particular concern in our conclusion, but for now, let’s take a closer look at the TZ80.

  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review - Introduction
  2. 2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review - Features
  3. 3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review - Performance
  5. 5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review - Test results
  6. 6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review - Our verdict
  7. 7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 review - Full specification
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