Panasonic TZ4 digital camera is equipped with 8.1-megapixel lens. With this review, know about the features & specifications of Panasonic Lumix TZ4.

Panasonic TZ4

Panasonic has released its new digital camera model TZ4 in India. It comes equipped with 8.1-megapixel lens, which also offers optically stabilized f/3.3-4.9, 28-280mm (35mm equivalent) 10x Leica DC Vario-Elmar zoom. Aspherical shape and ED (extra low dispersion) elements are some of the other features of the lens of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4. Then, there is the 230,000-dot, 2.5-inch LCD screen, which adjust the brightness levels automatically, with the change in the ambient light.
Panasonic TZ4 Digital Camera
The camera has been embedded with Panasonic's High Angle mode, which makes sure that the screen is viewable even when you hold it above the head. Venus Engine IV, Panasonic's fourth-generation high-performance image processing LSI, also forms a part of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4. Venus Engine IV provides an improved image quality as well as operational speed, over all the cameras of the past. The 24 automatic shooting modes of the camera include aerial photography mode and even an underwater selection.
Another powerful feature of Panasonic TZ4 is Advanced Intelligent Auto mode, a combination of Panasonic’s Intelligent Exposure function, redeye correction, face detection, Intelligent ISO, Intelligent Scene Selector, and Quick AF continuous autofocus. The light-sensitivity setting of the digital camera is ISO 6400, while its shutter speed range is 1/2000 to 8 seconds. It also has a Starry Sky mode, which extends the range up to 60 seconds. In continuous-shooting mode, it can shoot 3fps at full resolution and 7fps, with the resolution reduced to 2 MP.
Panasonic TZ4 can shoot video in 848x480 widescreen resolution. It also has a Title Edit function, using which you can tag photos with text. When you put it in review mode, the camera can play slideshows with music. Other features of the digital camera are spot metering, auto exposure bracketing, a live histogram, white balance fine tuning, voice annotation, slow-sync flash, and a wide selection of autofocus modes, including spot AF. Panasonic Lumix TZ4 comes is available in silver and black finishes, with the launch price of $299.95.
Features & Specifications
Camera Type 
Super Zoom 
Key Features
Camera Effective Pixels 
8.1 Megapixels 
Optical Image Stabilizer 
MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 ) 
Optical Zoom 
Image Sensor 
1/2.5", 8.32 Total Megapixels CCD, Primary Color Filter 
Extra Optical Zoom 
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 12.8x for 5 Mega, 15.9x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 0.3 Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 12.8x for 4.5 Mega, 15.9x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 12.8x for 3.5 Mega, 15.9x for 2 Mega 
Digital Zoom
Focal Length 
f=4.6-46mm (35mm equiv: 28-280mm) 
Leica DC Vario-Elmar 
Aperture Range 
Wide: F3.3 / F8.0 (2 steps)
Tele: F4.9 / F11 (2 steps) 
Performance Features
Conversion Lens Compatibility 
Focusing Area 
Normal: Wide 50cm/ Tele 200cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Clipboard : Wide 5cm / Max 200cm / Tele 100cm - infinity 
AF Metering 
Face / 1-point/ 1-point high speed/ 3-point high speed/ 9-point/ Spot
Normal / Macro, Quick AF On/Off, Continuous AF On/Off 
AF Assist Lamp 
ISO Sensitivity   
Auto /100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (High Sensitivity Mode : Auto(1600 - 6400) ) 
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / White Balance Adjustment (+10steps, except for auto set) (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, and Highspeed Burst mode)
Program AE 
Exposure Compensation 
1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV 
Backlight Compensation 
Yes (at Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto Bracketing (AE) 
+/- 1/3 EV ~ 1EV step, 3 frames 
Light Metering 
Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Dedicated Button/Mode Switch 
Dedicated Button: Macro
Mode Switch: Shooting, Playback    
Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)/Rec. Mode 
Dial: Normal Picture, Motion Picture, Intelligent AUTO, Clipboard 
Scene Modes 
SCN 1&2 (Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Self-Portrait, Food, Party, Candle Light, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Beach, Aerial Photo, Snow, High Sensitivity, Baby 1&2, Underwater, Sunset, Pet, Hi-Speed Burst) 
Advanced Scene Mode 
Shutter Speed/Shutter System 
8 - 1/2,000 sec.
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec.
Self Timer 
10 seconds / 2 seconds   
Auto Review 
1sec, 3sec, Zoom, Hold 
Picture Adjustment 
Color Effect Mode 
Color Mode 
Standard/Vivid/Cool/Warm/Natural/Black & White/Sepia
Recording Format 
Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF Corresponding
Image with audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)+ QuickTime
Motion Picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG 
Image Quality 
Recording Image Size (Pixels)
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 
3264 x 2448
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
640 x 480 
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 
3264 x 2176
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360 
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 
3264 x 1840
2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080 
Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio) 
640 x 480, 320 x 240
30 fps, 10fps 
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) 
848 x 480 pixels - 30 fps, 10 fps 
Convenience Features
Burst Shooting Mode 
Full-Resolution Image, 3 frames/sec Max. 7 images (Standard Mode), Max 4 images (Fine Mode) High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 10 frames/sec (recorded in 2M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9) 
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting
Intelligent Exposure 
Digital Red Eye Correction 
Easy Zoom/Zoom Resume/Motion Zoom 
Still Image Recording with Audio 
5 seconds 
Audio Dubbing 
Maximum of 10 Seconds 
Real-time Histograms 
Composition Guide Lines 
Yes (2 patterns) 
Built-in Memory 
approx. 27MB 
Scene Mode Help Screen 
Auto Angle Detection 
Flip Animation 
Travel Date/World Time 
Title Edit 
Text Stamp/Date Stamp 
Standard Features
Built-in Flash Type/Mode 
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6-6.3m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3-3.1m (Tele/ISO Auto) 
External Flash 
LCD Monitor 
2.5" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (230K dots)
Field of View : approx. 100%
AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High angle mode
Playback Mode 
30 & 12-thumbnail display, Calendar Display, Zoomed Playback (16x max.), Playback of Favorite Pictures, Category Playback, Slide Show, Image Rotation, Resizing, Trimming, Protection, Aspect Conv. DPOF Print Setting
OSD Language 
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese   
Recording Media 
Built-in Memory
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
DC Input, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), HD AV Output (Component), USB 
Direct Print 
Power Supply 
Lithium-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 1000 mAh)(Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional) 
Battery Life
Up to 300 pictures (CIPA Standard) 
Dimensions (H x W x D)
2.33'' x 4.06'' x 1.43''  
0.46 lbs 
Included Software 
PhotofunStudio -viewer-, ArcSoft® MediaImpression™, ArcSoft® Panorama Maker™, QuickTime, Adobe Reader, USB Driver 
Standard Accessories 
Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Carrying Case, AV & USB Cables, Strap, CD-ROM 

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