Panasonic Lumix TZ90 / ZS70

YourPasar was in the market for a reliable camera for its travels and had quite a few choices, but the Panasonic TZ90 (aka ZS70 in certain countries) sealed the deal.

Here are the pros that tipped the scale in favour of the 20.3 megapixel Panasonic TZ90:

  1. Portability: 322g (definitely lighter than most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras) and 67.3mm X 41.2mm X 112.0mm
  2. Zoom: 30X Optical Leica DC lens zoom with ultra high speed focusing
  3. 4K UHD: Shoots 4K videos and 4K photos (including 4K selfies) with post focus function
  4. Selfie mode: 4K selfie with 180 deg tiltable screen, selection of filters and shutter functions
  5. Screen: 3.0″ 1040k-dot tilt touch screen
  6. Viewfinder: 0.2 inch 1,166k-dot Live View Finder for ease of use in harsh sunlight
  7. WiFi: great for use with the official Panasonic Image app which allows remote shutter, geotagging, transfers etc.
  8. Time Lapse video function
Shiragane Blue Pond, Biei, Japan

YourPasar can verify that the above pros really came in handy with family and friends asking what camera was being used.

However, there are a few things to note:

  1. It is expectedly heavier than your typical point-and-shoot cameras due to the longer lens.
  2. If you intend to purchase a tripod to use with it, do take into account the weight distribution with lens extended and get a sturdy one (YourPasar used the Manfrotto Compact Action aluminium tripod with hybrid head).
  3. Not the best pictures under low light and longest zoom due to the aperture limitations (may recommend tripod, steady surface or a gimbal for long zoom mode)

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