Panasonic Australia expands its popular LUMIX Travel Zoom series with the TZ90 – offering 30x zoom, 20MP sensor, 4K capabilities, flip-up rear monitor and high-resolution EVF
Panasonic Australia expands its popular ‘Travel Zoom’ Series with the introduction of the highly versatile LUMIX DC-TZ90.
When you want a pocketable camera for your travels, this model covers all bases – combining 30x optical zoom to get close to the action, a 20 megapixel MOS sensor for excellent image quality and 4K Video and Photo capabilities to capture fleeting moments.
The DC-TZ90 has a handy 180-degree tiltable rear monitor for video blogs or selfie shots. In addition, the high resolution 0.2-inch 1,166k-dot Electronic View Finder (EVF) with eye sensor makes it easy to frame shots in high-contrast situations.
The LUMIX DC-TZ90’s powerful LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens has a 30x zoom (24-720mm -35mm camera equivalent). This ensures crystal clear images from high zoom to wide shots; while the 20MP high sensitivity MOS sensor captures the fine detail in every image.
The TZ90 uses DFD (Depth From Defocus) technologyi to minimise focusing time, for a quick autofocus (AF) speed of around 0.1 sec; and supports high-speed burst shooting at 10 (AFS)/5 (AFC) frames per second (fps) to capture fast-moving subjects in crisp detail. The DC-TZ90 also features convenient AF functions for the user, such as Touch AF, 49-point AF, and Low-light AF.
The DC-TZ90 has the latest in 4K Video and 4K Photo capabilities to achieve impressive creative shots. It captures smooth 4K Video in 3840 x 2160 at 25p.
For still shooting, 4K Photo with 4K Pre-burst mode shoots 30 frames per second before and after the shutter is released to capture the defining shot. Batch Save stores an entire burst sequence of up to 150 frames at just one press of a button.
The Post Focus feature, once set, allows you to choose the focal point of an image after it’s been taken. You can then use the touchscreen to select the exact area you want to focus on – ideal for macro shots of food. Focus Stacking allows the user to combine focal points to achieve complete foreground to background focus.
For video shooters, 4K Live Cropping provides amazing flexibility – for example, cropping to create smooth, slow zooms or stable pans – while maintaining Full HD picture quality in the final footage.
The LUMIX DC-TZ90 has a large 3.0-inch 1040k-dot touch control monitor that flips 180 degrees, ideal for video blogs or selfies.
Once the LCD monitor is flipped up, Self Shot Mode is triggered. Capabilities include Face Shutter, which triggers the shutter after you wave your hand in front of your face, and Buddy Shutter, which operates when the camera detects two faces next to each other. This is ideal to take a quick shot with friends, especially when using a selfie stick. In these modes, the camera can take the shot immediately, or after a 3-second or 10-second countdown.
The camera offers a 4K Selfie mode, and in addition, Panorama Selfie mode takes advantage of the flip up screen to fit in large groups against dramatically scenic backgrounds. Background Control mode offers Defocus, where the subject’s face is sharp and the background is blurred for a natural, attractive portrait; and Clear, where the subject and background are both sharp.
Fun to use Beauty Mode effects include ‘Beauty Retouch’ – incorporating ‘Aesthetic Retouch’ for an improved skin texture, firmer face and whiter teeth; or choose the colour of foundation, lips, cheeks and eyeshadow in ‘Make-up Retouch’. In ‘Defocusing’ mode the subject’s face is sharp and the background is blurred for a natural, attractive portrait; and ‘Soft Skin’ provides a subtle effect for bright, fresh skin tones. There’s even a ‘Slimming’ mode.
|Metrics||Dimensions (W x H x D)||112.0 x 67.3 x 41.2 mm/(4.41 x 2.65 x 1.62 inch)|
|Weight||Approx. 322 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.71 lb)/Approx. 280 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.62 lb)|
|Pixels||Camera Effective Pixels||20.3 Megapixels|
|Sensor||Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter||1/2.3-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / 21.1 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter|
|Lens||Aperture||F3.3 - 6.4 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 8.0 (W), F6.4 - 8.0 (T))|
|Focal Length||f = 4.3 - 129mm/(24 - 720mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3)/(25 - 750mm in 35mm equiv. in 3:2)/(26 - 780mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9)/(28 - 840mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1)/(35 - 1050mm in 35mm equiv. in 4K PHOTO recording)/(35 - 1050mm in 35mm equiv. in 4K video recording)/(26 - 780mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. Off / Level Shot function Off)/(28 - 840mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function Off)/(30 - 900mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function On)|
|Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)||41.8x (4:3 / 10M (M)), 59.2x (4:3 / 5M (S))|
|Lens||LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR/12 elements in 9 groups/(5 Aspherical Lenses / 10 Aspherical surfaces)|
|Optical Image Stabilizer||5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +*/* 5-Axis compensation works in video recording except for 4K video or high-speed video recording.|
|Digital Zoom||Max. 4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)|
|Focus||Focusing Area||Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity/AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity|
|AF Assist Lamp||Yes (On / Off)|
|Focus||AF / AF Macro / Macro Zoom * Each available with AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous)/Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Shutter, Eye Sensor AF, Touch Pad AF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, AF+MF, Focus Peaking, One Shot AF (Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF-ON), Low Light AF|
|AF Metering||Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-area / Custom Multi / 1-area / Pinpoint/(Full area touch is available)|
|Shutter||Shutter Speed [Still Image]||Approx. 4 - 1/2,000 sec (Mechanical Shutter)/Approx. 1 - 1/16,000 sec (Electronic Shutter)/Artistic Nightscape (Approx. 30 sec)|
|Shutter Speed [Motion Picture]||Approx. 1/25 - 1/16,000 sec/Approx. 1/2 - 1/16,000 sec (Creative Video M Mode / MF Mode)|
|Finder||Viewfinder||0.20" LVF (Live View Finder) (1,166k dots equiv.), Field of View: Approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x/Magnification: Approx. 2.59x / 0.46x (35 mm camera equivalent)|
|File||File Format||Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / RAW, DPOF/Motion Picture: AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD, MP4|
|Recording Modes||Mode Dial||Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C (Custom), Panorama Shot, Scene Guide, Creative Control|
|Creative Control mode||Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine (22 filters)|
|Still Image Scene Guide||Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome|
|Continuous Shooting Mode (Approx.)||[AFS] H: 10 frames/sec, M: 5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)/[AFC] H: 5 frames/sec, M: 5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)|
|4K Photo Mode (*2)||4K Burst: 30 frames/sec, max. 15 min/4K Burst (S/S): 30 frames/sec, max. 15 min/4K Pre-Burst: 30 frames/sec, approx. 2 sec/Exif Information: Yes/Marking Function: Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)|
|Motion Picture Recording (*2)||4K Video||3840 x 2160 pixels, 30p (4K: 100Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps) (AAC)/3840 x 2160 pixels, 25p (4K: 100Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) (AAC)|
|HD Video||1920 x 1080 pixels, 50p (FHD: 28Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 50fps) (Dolby)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FHD: 24Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 25fps) (Dolby)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FHD: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 50fps) (Dolby)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p (FHD: 28Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 60fps) (AAC)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 50p (FHD: 28Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 50fps) (AAC)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 30p (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps) (AAC)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 25p (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) (AAC)/1280 x 720 pixels, 30p (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps) (AAC)/1280 x 720 pixels, 25p (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) (AAC)|
|High Speed Video||1280 x 720 pixels, 25p (HD: MP4) (Sensor Output is 100fps)/640 x 480 pixels, 25p (VGA: MP4) (Sensor Output is 200fps)|
|Continuous Recordable Time (Motion Pictures) (*2)||AVCHD||FHD/50p: Approx. 100 min/FHD/50i: Approx. 100 min|
|MP4||4K/30p, 4K/25p: Approx. 90 min/FHD/60p, FHD/50p: Approx. 100 min|
|Actual recordable Time (Motion Pictures) (*2)||AVCHD||FHD/50p: Approx. 50 min/FHD/50i: Approx. 50 min|
|MP4||4K/30p, 4K/25p: Approx. 45 min/FHD/60p, FHD/50p: Approx. 50 min|
|Exposure Parameters||Exposure||Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual|
|Exposure Compensation||1/3 EV step, +/-5 EV (+/-3 EV for motion picture)|
|Light Metering||Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot|
|ISO Sensitivity||Still Image: Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 (Extended ISO)/Motion Picture: Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200/(Changeable to 1/3 EV step)|
|Picture Quality||Still Picture Recording||5184x3888 (20M) (L) / 3712x2784 (10M) (M) / 2624x1968 (5M) (S)/5184x3456 (17M) (L) / 3712x2480 (9M) (M) / 2624x1752 (4.5M) (S)/5184x2920 (14.5M) (L) / 3840x2160 (8M) (M) / 1920x1080 (2M) (S)/3888x3888 (14.5M) (L) / 2784x2784 (7.5M) (M) / 1968x1968 (3.5M) (S)|
|Image Quality||RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard|
|White Balance||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set1 / White Set2 / White Set3 / White Set4 / Color Temperature/(2-axis adjustable)|
|Photo Style||Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom|
|Picture Adjustment||Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation*/* Except for Monochrome mode.|
|Self Shot||Self Shot Mode||Yes (Single, Self timer: 1, 2, 3 or 4 images, 4K PHOTO, Panorama)|
|Shutter||Shutter Button, Touch, Face Shutter, Buddy Shutter|
|Effect||Soft Skin: 10 levels, Filter Select: Expressive / Retro / High Key / Monochrome / Toy Effect, Background Control: Defocus / Clear, Slimming Mode: 10 levels|
|Bracket||AE Bracket||3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, Max. +/-3 EV|
|White Balance Bracket||3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis|
|Other||Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)||Yes (On / Off)|
|Wi-FI||IEEE 802.11b/g/n/2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch)/WPA / WPA2/Infrastructure Mode / WPS|
|Zoom in Motion Picture||Yes|
|Self Timer||2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec (3 images)|
|Display||Playback Mode||All, Picture Only, Video Only, Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only, duration & effect is selectable), Calendar|
|Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback||12,30-thumbnails / Yes|
|Set Favorites / Rotate Image||Yes / Yes|
|Show Histogram/ Show Highlights||Yes / Yes|
|DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection||Yes / Yes|
|Edit||Retouch||Beauty Retouch, Clear Retouch|
|Resize/ Cropping||Yes / Yes|
|Title Edit / Text Stamp||Yes / Yes|
|PictBridge Support||Single / Multi / All / DPOF / Favorites|
|Setup||OSD language||Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish|
|Monitor||LCD Monitor||7.5cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (1040k dots), Tiltable monitor/Static Touch Control/Field of View: Approx. 100%, Wide Viewing-angle, AF Coating|
|Flash||Built- in- Flash||Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off * For iA, iA+ mode only./0.6 - 5.6m (Wide / ISO Auto), 2.0 - 2.9m (Tele / ISO Auto)|
|Media||Recording Media||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card/(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)|
|Built- in- Memory||-|
|Audio||Microphone / Speaker||Stereo / Mono|
|Interface||Interface||microHDMI typeD (*3), USB2.0 Micro-B|
|Power||Power||Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4 Wh) (Included)/USB Power Charging|
|Battery life (Approx.)||Approx. 380 images (rear monitor), 250 images (LVF) (*1)|
|Standard Package||Included Software||? The software to process RAW file on PC is not bundled with this camera. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using PC connected to the Internet./? The Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet./? The software for PC is not bundled with this camera. Please use the software pre-installed to the PC or other general image viewing software to browse pictures.|
|Standard Accessories||Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap|
|NOTE||Recording conditions by CIPA standard|
|NOTE||- Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF) / Humidity: 50%RH when monitor is on.|
|NOTE||- Using a Panasonic SDHC Memory Card|
|NOTE||- Using the supplied battery.|
|NOTE||- Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].)|
|NOTE||- Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.|
|NOTE||- Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording.|
|NOTE||- The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time.|
|NOTE||- If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures decreases.|
|NOTE||- CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].|
|NOTE||- Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures.|
|NOTE||- Use a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)" when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [4K PHOTO]. (SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)|
|NOTE||- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds with [AVCHD].|
|NOTE||- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 15 minutes with [MP4] in [4K].|
|NOTE||- When using an SDHC memory card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.|
|NOTE||- When using an SDXC memory card: You can record a motion picture in a single file.|
|NOTE||- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds with [MP4] in [FHD] [HD] and High Speed motion pictures.|
|NOTE||You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.|
|NOTE||- These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH.|
|NOTE||- The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use.|
|NOTE||- Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc.|
|NOTE||For [4K] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as"4K compatible".|