Similar to the DMC-TZ5, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 features a 10x wide-angle optical
zoom Leica DC lens (equivalent to a 28mm-280mm
zoom on a 35mm film camera) in one of the smallest
body for an ultra zoom. And you do not even need a lens cap: the lens retracts into the stylish body with an integrated lens barrier protecting it. The long zoom reach allows
you to bring distant subjects close while the
wide-angle lens allows you to include all your
friends in the picture or capture an architectural
or expansive landscape in a single shot.
Shake Detection in the TZ4 features the MEGA O.I.S.
(Optical Image Stabilizer) system to fight against
hand-shake, the major cause of blurry images.
In addition, Motion Detection compensates for the other
major cause of blurry images --subject movement
-- with the Intelligent ISO Control function which
detects subject movement and adjusts the ISO setting
and shutter speed to best suit the movement and
light conditions automatically. Together, they
form Intelligent Image Stabilizer.
Scene Detection allows the camera to automatically determine the scene mode to use: Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Scenery or Night Portrait.
Face Detection detects and tracks up to 15 faces, and provides optimum AF/AE/flash control.
Light Detection automatically brightens images in the shadows.
Venus Engine IV in the TZ4 allows
high-sensitivity recording up to ISO 6400 with an improved noise reduction system.
Intelligent Auto Technology (iA) combines the 5 detection functions (Shake Detection, Motion Detection, Scene Detection, Face Detection and Light Detection) to let the camera select the best mode and exposure.
A high resolution (230K dots)
large 2.7-in. LCD monitor makes composition
Battery life is approximately 300
pictures on a single charge (CIPA standard).
The TZ4 is compatible with the optional
marine case DMW-MCTZ5 which is safe to a depth
of 40 meters.
If you like the idea of an image
stablized long zoom with a wide-angle coverage
in a relatively compact body, the Panasonic
Lumix DMC-TZ4 may just be what you need --
available in black and silver.
For about $50 more, you can also purchase the DMC-TZ5 which has 9.1MP resolution and a 3.0-in. (460K dots) LCD.
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set
White Balance Adjustment (±10 steps, except for Auto Set)
Rec Mode (Mode Dial)
Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, Motion Picture, Clipboard, Scene Mode 1,Scene Mode 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, Baby1, Baby2, Sunset, Pet, Hi-speed Burst, Underwater, Multi Aspect
Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
1/3 EV step, -2
- +2 EV
Yes (at Intelligent AUTO Mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing
±1/3 EV - 1 EV step, 3 frames
8 - 1/2,000 sec
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
2 sec / 10 sec
1 sec / 2 sec / zoom / Hold
Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Natural, Standard, Vivid
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 Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Fine / Standard
4:3 Aspect Ratio:
3,264 x 2,448 pixels,
2,560 x 1,920 pixels,
2,048 x 1,536 pixels,
1,600 x 1,200 pixels,
640 x 480 pixels
3:2 Aspect Ratio:
3,264 x 2,176 pixels,
2,560 x 1,712 pixels,
2,048 x 1,360 pixels
16:9 Aspect Ratio:
3,264 x 1,840 pixels,
2,560 x 1,440 pixels
1,920 x 1,080 pixels
(QuickTime Motion JPEG)
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps
(Max. recording time depends on Memory Card Capacity, Max. 2 GB for a motion picture)
Full-Resolution Image, 3 frames / sec
Max. 7 images (Standard Mode), Max. 4 images (Fine Mode)
Hi-speed Burst Mode: approx. 7 frames/sec (recorded in 2 M for 4:3, 2.5 M for 3:2, 2 M for 16:9)
Approx. 25 shots when using the built-in memory.
Approx. 25-100 shots when using an SD/SDHC Memory Card.
* Maximum is 100 shots.
・The recording resolution is selected from 2 megapixels (4:3), 2.5 megapixels (3:2), or 2 megapixels (16:9).
・The number of consecutive shots is limited by the shooting conditions,
card type, and card condition.
・The number of consecutive shots may increase immediately after the card is formatted.
Digital Red Eye Correction
Zoom Resume / Zoom in Motion Picture
Yes / Yes / Yes
Still Image Rec. with Audio
Max. 10 sec
approx. 50 MB
Mode Help Screen
Date / World Time
Yes / Yes
Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6 - 5.3 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.6 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
2.5" TFT LCD (230,000 dots)
Field of View : approx. 100%
AUTO Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode, High Angle Mode
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the OSD languages on the products that are available in your market.
208 g (0.46 lb)
234 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.52 lb)
$299.95 / CDN $349.99
* In Motion Picture Mode, when you set the picture quality to [30 fps VGA], we recommend using a high speed SD Memory Card with "10 MB/s" or greater displayed on the package.
** Shooting conditions: 23 °C (73.4°F) with 50% humidity; LCD on***; using Panasonic SD/SDHC Memory Card; starting to shoot 30 seconds after turning on the power; shooting once every 30 seconds with the flash in full operation for every other shot; changing the zoom setting from telephoto to wide, or wide to telephoto, for each shot; and temporarily turning the power off after each 10 shots (long enough to lower the battery temperature).
•This unit is compatible with both SD Memory cards and SDHC Memory cards. You can only use SDHC Memory cards on devices that are compatible with them. You cannot use SDHC Memory cards on devices that are only compatible with SD Memory cards. (When using a SDHC Memory card on another device, be sure to read the operating instructions for that device.)
•The battery life differs depending on the condition stored or used or environment. •The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time. If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures decreases. ***The number of recordable pictures decreases in Auto Power LCD Mode or Power LCD Mode. •CIPA is an abbreviation of “Camera & Imaging Products Association”. •Operating Temperature: 32°F–104°F(0°C–40°C) •Operating Humidity: 10%–80%
•Weight and dimensions shown are approximate. •Design, functions, and specifications are subject to change without notice. •Some sample images are simulated. •Some accessories are not available in some countries.
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