Not everyone wants to lug around a large and heavy, feature-rich camera and not everyone wants to settle for a compact camera that drastically cuts down on features. Panasonic seems to have sensed this when it launched the DMC-TZ7 last year. Now, about a year later, they have launched a new overhauled version of the same camera called the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10.
This camera has got a 14.5 MP CCD, which can shoot at up to 12.1 MP resolution and comes with a powerful optical zoom of 12x. Panasonic also has an optimized digital zoom mode where the camera works to produce better image with digital zoom.
A new and improved image stabilization mechanism known as Power O.I.S. is also present in this camera. Perhaps the feature that instantly sets this camera apart from others is that it contains a GPS receiver to be able to Geo-tag photos and videos using a built-in database of over 5,00,000 landmarks. As is true with most digital cameras today, this one also features HD video recording at 720p with stereo sound. Let us take a look at how this camera actually performs.