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The 24mm Ultra Wide Angle 30x Optical Zoom* New LUMIX DMC-TZ80 with 4K Video/PHOTO Capability in Compact Body

Mar 23, 2016

Panasonic is proud to introduce the new LUMIX DMC-TZ80 as a new model of popular "Travel Zoom" TZ series. The 18.1-megapixel LUMIX TZ80 boasts 30x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-720mm) packed in a pocket-sized body while enabling 4K video / 4K PHOTO shooting performance.

The versatile ultra wide angle 24mm 30x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens is useful in any occasions. Passing Leica's stringent standards, LUMIX TZ80 boasts exceptional optical performance with stunning clarity with minimum distortion and flare.

The 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the new image processor Venus Engine enable shooting high quality image even in high sensitivity recording in low-lit situations.

The LUMIX TZ80 is capable of recording smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840x2160 at 30p(60Hz) / 25p(50Hz) in MP4*1. Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can capture the fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution as a 4K PHOTO. More practical functions based on the 4K technology are also available. The Post Focus enables users to select in-focus area after shooting with easy operation. You can get multiple shots with max.49 of different focus points with a single shutter release to choose from the 4K (3840x2160) burst file. This function has been developed by combining the high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology and the 4K technology. Operation is quite simple and easy – just shoot an image in a Post Focus mode and touch on the point where you want to set focus while playing back the image. You can take advantage of Focus Peaking, 5x magnified view and fine adjustment functions to set focus precisely, taking as much time as you want after shooting. In addition, the LUMIX TZ80 newly incorporates Light Composition function with which the camera synthesize the images by choosing and saving a brighter pixel. This makes it possible to produce more luxurious, dramatic image of situations such as fireworks or night scenery in camera with ease. The 4K Live Croping in video recording realizes stable panning or zooming in video recording. In panning shots, you can just set the viewing angle to start and end with to get smooth panning imagery without using a special equipment like a slider. In zooming, you can set the after-zoomed viewing angle first, so that the subject can be perfectly in the frame. Thanks to the digital operation, the imagery of zooming is smooth because it does not move zoom lens physically.

For even faster response and higher mobility, the LUMIX TZ80 newly integrates the DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology*2 to achieve ultra high-speed AF of approx. 0.1 sec. It contributes to the high speed burst shooting at 10 (AFS) / 5 (AFC) fps. The LUMIX TZ80 also feature a variety of AF functions such as Touch AF, 49 point AF, Low light AF that encourages users to get best results in wide-ranging shooting situations.

The LUMIX TZ80 incorporates a 3.0-inch 1,040k-dot rear monitor with newly adopted touch control system and a 0.2-inch 1166k-dot EVF(Electronic View Finder) with eye sensor. The Control Ring on the lens barrel encourages quick, intuitive operation. For more creative freedom, RAW image recording, Creative Control filter mode, Creative Panorama mode are available.

With the Wi-Fi® connectivity, users can connect the camera to their smartphone / tablet to expand the flexibility in shooting/storing/sharing images.

Packing powerful 30x optical zoom and 4K video / 4K PHOTO shooting performance in a ultra compact body, the new LUMIX TZ80 offers enjoyment of high quality photo/video shooting experience in versatile ways to every user - from beginner to the advanced.

Other Features

5-axis HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)+*, Creative Control, Panorama Shot, AC/USB Charging

*Works in video recording except for 4K video recording.

*1

FOR EUROPE

・[AVCHD]motion pictures:

Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds.

・Motion pictures with their file size set to [FHD],[HD]or[VGA]in[MP4]:

Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds or the file size exceeds 4GB.

-Since the file size becomes larger with [FHD], recording with [FHD] will stop before 29 minutes 59 seconds.

・Motion pictures with their file size set to [4K] in [MP4]:

Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 15 minutes.

(You can continue recording without interruption even if the file exceeds 4GB, but the motion picture will be recorded and played back in separate files.)

FOR OTHER REGIONS

・Motion pictures with their file size set to [FHD],[HD]or[VGA]in[MP4]:

Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 min 59 sec or the file size exceeds 4GB.

-Since the file size becomes larger with [FHD], recording with [FHD] will stop before 29 minutes 59 seconds.

・Motion pictures with their file size set to [4K] in [MP4]:

Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 15 minutes.

(You can continue recording without interruption even if the file exceeds 4GB, but the motion picture will be recorded and played back in separate files.)

*2 Works for still image recording.

• Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

• The LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lenses are manufactured using measurement instruments and quality assurance systems that have been certified by Leica Camera AG based on the company's quality standards.

• “AVCHD Progressive”, “AVCHD”, the “AVCHD Progressive” Logo and the “AVCHD” Logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.

• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

• All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective corporations.

• This unit is compatible with both SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards. You can only use SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards on devices that are compatible with them. You cannot use SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards on devices that are only compatible with SD Memory Cards. (When using an SDHC/SDXC Memory Card on another device, be sure to read the operating instructions for that device.)

• Some accessories are not available in some countries.

• Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Suggested Retail Price: HK$3,690

Product Details

TZ80 Zs60s Front 800TZ80 Zs60k Front 800