Midrange with panache
The Pnasonic Lumix TZ57 is the latest in the line of super-zoom compact cameras. The Japanese manufacturer goes to occupy the mid-market to contain the price probably renunciation fact some features high end such as GPS or the touch screen present on the TZ60 but at the same time offers a feature that can give a special touch one LCD screen swivels 180 ° to facilitate the release of the increasingly popular Selfie.
The Panasonic TZ57 employs a sensor 1 / 2:33 “diagonal with 16 megapixel effective and joined him in an interesting objective 20x zoom , which (in 35mm format equivalent) range from a wide-angle 24 mm to a super-telephoto 480mm. The zoom range is very pleasant for a machine after all pockets, even if the maximum aperture is not as good respectively f / 3.3 and f / 6.4. On the back of the machine is the large LCD screen (not touch) 3 “diagonal and 1.040k points, which is well detailed and visible.
The panel is secured to a mechanical joint that allows it to rotate 180 °, only upwards, to capsize (also the border is reversed accordingly) and enter then in “mode Selfie”. On the video -sheet is more limited than is usually offered by Panasonic. This camera records movies in fact until resolution Full HD, but only with 25 fps. Finally, the battery that recharges in-room offers a separate declaration of about 350 shots and is therefore good for the category.
Design and controls
The design and construction of the Panasonic Lumix TZ57 are very pleasant for a car of this price range. The materials used are of good quality and give a good impression of solidity, while the physical dimensions, though not by ultra-pocket, are well contained 107.9 × 59.9 × 32.1 mm to about 250g of weight. The bargain of the keys is apt and offers a usability simple but not superficial. On the top there is the usual mode dial PSAM (plus fully automatic “IA”), while the few buttons on the back are well studied and give right of entry quickly to all the most useful functions, including exposure compensation . The menus are easy to navigate and well designed, thanks to the presence of the now usual button quick Menu, which allows you to quickly adjust the parameters most frequently, used.