The latest addition to the Lumix TZ range, and the perfect traveller’s companion, the DMC-TZ11 packs a whole host of awesome features into its smart and compact body including a huge 10x optical zoom 28mm wide-angle Leica lens, 8.1 Megapixel 1/2.5” CCD Sensor, and a bright 230K 2.5” LCD screen. The TZ11 sports Intelligent Auto technology including Mega O.I.S. dual (optical + digital) image stabilisation, face detection, scene detection and light detection. And it has continuous auto focus with 9-area AF and high-speed burst up to 7 frames per second – plus unlimited consecutive shooting until memory card is full. This camera will also output HD 1920 x 1080 still images in 16:9 aspect ratio so you can view your images in glorious high definition on a HDTV. There are truly too many features to list here – scroll down for more in-depth information on this camera.
Movie Feature – captures video with audio up to 848 x 480 resolution at 30 frames per second. You can also use the powerful 10x zoom while shooting video!
9.1-Megapixel DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) and 8.1-Megapixel DMC-TZ4 (TZ11) Featuring Advanced Intelligent Auto Mode *35mm film camera equivalent: 28-280m
Panasonic is pleased to introduce two new Lumix digital cameras, 9.1-megapixel DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) and 8.1-megapixel DMC-TZ4 (TZ11), each featuring a 28mm wide-angle 10x optical zoom Leica DC lens (equivalent to 28-280mm on a 35mm film camera). The 28mm wide angle lens captures the subject and the scene wider at the same standpoint than normal 35mm camera does and you can zoom in or out to magnify a distant subject when desired with the 10x powerful optical zoom. The DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) and DMC-TZ4 (TZ11) are the latest members of the Lumix TZ family, which is renowned for packaging a remarkable 28mm wide angle 10x optical zoom lens in a compact body. Notably, the new DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) newly integrates the capability of recording 720p HD (high-definition) motion pictures together with its direct output function allowing users to enjoy watching both still and motion pictures in impressive HD quality on a large-screen HDTV via an optional component cable.* Furthermore, the DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) and DMC-TZ4 (TZ11) boast Intelligent LCD function, which detects the lighting condition and controls the brightness level of the LCD in 11 fine steps, to offer a display with most appropriate clarity in any situations with newly developed 460,000-dot high resolution in 3.0-inch (TZ5 (TZ15)) and 230,000-dot in 2.5-inch (TZ4 (TZ11)).
The Intelligent Auto mode, which comprises various shooting-assist functions, has been advanced for the DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) and DMC-TZ4 (TZ11) by newly adding the Intelligent Exposure feature and Digital Red-eye Correction** in addition to the conventional Mega O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Detection and Quick AF functions. Mega O.I.S. suppresses hand-shake and Intelligent ISO Control prevents motion blur. The Intelligent Scene Selector sets the appropriate scene mode by automatically selecting it from the most frequently used scene modes, such as Portrait, Scenery, Macro, Night Portrait and Night Scenery. The Face Detection system detects human faces to set the focus and appropriate exposure for them automatically. The unwanted red-eye effect caused by the use of the flash can be digitally corrected**. The newly added Intelligent Exposure function automatically controls the ISO sensitivity partially to increase the exposure of only the darkened area due to backlighting or insufficient flash lighting to capture the scene as you see it by suppressing the extreme brightness and darkness in the picture. The Continuous AF system allows the camera to keep focus on the subject even without pressing a shutter button halfway, to get best result out of a shutter chance by minimizing the AF time. Once you enter iA mode, these multi-capable functions happen automatically so you can shoot without the bother of adjusting settings every time conditions change. You can enjoy easy, trouble-free shooting in any situation and get the satisfaction that comes with capturing clear, beautiful images.
The high-performance image-processing LSI has newly entered its fourth generation, to be reborn as Venus Engine IV to assure higher-quality pictures with an advanced signal processing system. Slideshows of captured images now offer a music effect that matches the mood so you can enjoy watching or showing your pictures with emotional impact.
Integrating a high performance, multi-capable lens and a host of unique, easy-to-use functions in the compact body, the DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) and DMC-TZ4 (TZ11) are the ideal cameras for traveling. Clad in a stainless steel, the DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) will be available in silver, black, blue, dark brown and brown while DMC-TZ4 (TZ11) in silver and black.
*720p HD(high definition) motion picture recording capability comes with DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) only.
**Digital red-eye correction comes with DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) only.
***Availability of models and colors may vary depending on the sales area.
1. 28mm Wide-angle* 10x optical zoom Leica DC lens and 9.1-megapixel CCD (TZ5 (TZ15)) / 8.1-megapixel (TZ4 (TZ11)) CCD in a compact Body
The 9.1-megapixel DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) and 8.1-megapixel DMC-TZ4 (TZ11) package a 28mm wide-angle* LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with 10x optical zoom into a compact body. Comprising 11 elements in 9 groups, including an ED (extra-low dispersion) lens and 3 aspherical lenses, this advanced lens unit realizes the outstandingly compact body yet passing Leica's stringent standards and delivers an exceptional optical performance. The 28mm wide-angle lens makes it easy to fit the whole group into a photo indoors or to capture dynamic wide-perspective shots of a sweeping landscape or large architectural structure. Further, in 3-megapixel resolution mode, the Extra Optical Zoom function provides additional magnification, extending the zoom power to 16.9x (TZ5 (TZ15)) or 15.9x (TZ4 (TZ11)) by using the centre part of the CCD. Using this feature in combination with the 4x digital zoom provides a total zoom factor of up to 67.5x (TZ5 (TZ15)) or 63.8x (TZ4 (TZ11)). This powerful zoom also works during the motion picture recording.
The CCD in DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) can reproduce images shot with the lens set from 28mm to 280mm in any of three aspect ratios ?4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 ?so you can always capture dynamic, richly expressive shots with a wide perspective. The newly added Multi Aspect mode*** allows the camera to take a image in all three aspect ratios simultaneously for photographer to choose the one that best takes the advantage of the scene after shooting.
*35mm film camera equivalent: 28-280mm*
**When the picture size is set to 3 megapixels or larger, the photo is automatically resized to 3 megapixels. When the lens is shifted back to the wide-end, the picture size is set to the original size automatically. The original size is maintained for photos smaller than 3 megapixels.
***In standard compression format only.
2. Great Photography Is Not Only from Professional Photographers Anymore -- Intelligent Auto Mode
Panasonic incorporated the Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of misshots. This mode is also further advanced with the inclusion of the Intelligent Exposure feature for DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) and DMC-TZ4 (TZ11). Furthermore, digital red-eye correction is also added to the DMC-TZ5 (TZ15). Mega O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) to compensate for hand-shake and Intelligent ISO Control to detect and suppress motion blur are built into all Lumix cameras, as the industry’s most advanced countermeasures against blurring. Both image stabilizing technologies have been further advanced in detection accuracy and correction effect thanks to the new image-processing LSI, Venus Engine IV.
In addition to these two paramount anti-blurring technologies, Panasonic continues pursuing the ideal that anyone at any technical level of photography should be able to take beautiful pictures with ease, by incorporating the Intelligent Auto mode. Increasing the number of scene modes is one thing and taking advantage of them is another, and that’s where the Intelligent Scene Selector comes in. It automatically sets the appropriate scene mode according to the scene you’re going to take from among the most frequently used scene modes, such as Portrait, Scenery, Macro, Night Scenery and Night Portrait mode. The Face Detection system helps the camera to recognize human faces and to focus and set the exposure automatically. Up to 15 faces can be recognized simultaneously. Plus, with the DMC-TZ5 (TZ15), the red-eye effect can be digitally corrected automatically. The Continuous AF system allows the camera to keep focus on the subject while the camera is in recording mode even before without pressing a shutter button halfway, to get best result out of a shutter chance because the focus is always near the subject and the AF time is minimized.
A newly incorporated Intelligent Exposure function increases the exposure only in under-exposed areas by detecting the brightness level part-by-part in the picture. If the background includes the sky, which tends to be easily washed out, the camera automatically adjusts the aperture and shutter speed to keep the setting slightly under-exposed to prevent wash-out while brightening the darkened area by increasing the ISO only in that area . If the background of an indoor portrait receives insufficient lighting from a flash and becomes dark, the ISO sensitivity is raised in only the low-lit area to make it brighter without causing graininess in the subject's face The result is a picture with well-balanced exposure on the whole.
These multi-capable functions happen automatically, so you can shoot without the bother of adjusting settings every time conditions change -- the powerful Intelligent Auto Mode does all the work for you. You can enjoy easy, trouble-free shooting in any situation and get the satisfaction that comes with capturing clear, beautiful images.
3. Exciting Options to Expand the Fun of Photography in the High-Definition Era
All Lumix cameras can take 1920x1080 pixel HD (high-definition) quality photos that perfectly fit a wide-screen (16:9) HDTV for full-screen viewing. The new DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) even records dynamic HD motion pictures in 1280 x 720p at a smooth 30 fps, in addition to WVGA (848 x 480) and normal VGA (640 x 480). This powerful zoom in the DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) and DMC-TZ4 (TZ11) also works during the motion picture recording to capture the distant subject close, making the movie more dynamic. With newly added HD component output capability, you can enjoy watching stunning still and motion pictures taken by your DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) and DMC-TZ4 (TZ11) by simply connecting the camera to the HDTV via an optional component cable (DMW-HDC2).
The DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) and DMC-TZ4 (TZ11) newly provides slideshows complete with music. Just select the pictures you want to show and choose the mood that best matches your selection from natural, slow, urban or swing, and you'll get an emotion-filled slideshow with a variety of slide change effects and matching music without any annoying adjustments. If you make the slideshow with HD photos in 1920 x 1080 pixels, you can also enjoy watching an impressive HD slideshow with music on a large-screen HDTV by using the optional component cable.
*720p HD(high definition) motion picture recording capability comes with DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) only.
4. 3-inch 460,000-dot super high resolution (TZ5 (TZ15)) / 2.5-inch 230,000-dot (TZ4 (TZ11)) Intelligent LCD Assuring Clear View for Easy Shooting and Playback
The DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) incorporates a newly developed easy-to-see 3-inch 460,000-dot super high resolution (2.5-inch and 230,000-dot for DMC-TZ4 (TZ11)) LCD for comfortable viewing while both monitoring shots in detail and playing back the results even in thumbnails as tiny as 30-split. The Intelligent LCD function detects the light condition and automatically boosts the LCD backlighting by max. 40% when shooting outdoors in bright sunshine, and adjusts the frame rate when shooting in low-lit situations in addition to using the pixel mixed readout method to secure clarity in such situations. Detecting the lighting condition precisely and automatically controlling the brightness with a total of 11 fine steps, this function gives the display the most appropriate clarity in any situation without using extra energy.
The High Angle mode makes the LCD screen extremely easy to view when the camera is held high, such as when shooting over a crowd.
5. High-Speed, High-Quality Image-Processing LSI Further Evolves into the Venus Engine IV
A new image-processing LSI, Venus Engine IV, features more advanced signal processing technology for rendering even higher-quality images.
Notably, parallel noise reduction in both luminance signal and chromatic signal processing systems, a technology established by the preceding Venus Engine III, gains a more sophisticated process. First, the luminance noise is two-dimensionally separated into high-frequency and low-frequency noises and only the low-frequency noise, which tends to be conspicuous, is eliminated without affecting the high-frequency noise that greatly influences resolution. Second, the information of the change point between colors is minutely stored for precise determination of edges, thus color bleeding is dramatically suppressed. This not only produces a clearer image in high ISO sensitivity recording, but also faithfully reproduces details in low-lit areas of pictures taken at low ISO sensitivity.
The Venus Engine IV also elevates the detection accuracy and corrective effect in both Mega O.I.S., which prevents hand-shake, and Intelligent ISO Control, which suppresses motion blur. Featured in these new cameras, the multi-task image-processing engine Venus Engine IV supports a super-fast response time. The shutter release time lag is as short as 0.008 second and the camera's quick response makes it easier to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities. In burst shooting mode, the 2.5 (TZ5 (TZ15)) / 3 (TZ4 (TZ11)) shots can be snapped per second at full resolution.* And in High-Speed Burst shooting mode,** it fires off an incredible 6 (TZ5 (TZ15)) / 7 (TZ4 (TZ11)) shots per second. You also get unlimited consecutive shooting,*** which lets you keep shooting until the memory card is full. The Venus Engine IV also supports a High Sensitivity mode that lets the DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) and DMC-TZ4 (TZ11) record at a setting of up to ISO 6400, sensitive enough to capture subjects in near-total darkness without using a flash.
*Max. 5 (TZ5 (TZ15))/ 7 (TZ4 (TZ11)) images in standard mode, 3 (TZ5 (TZ15)) / 4 (TZ4 (TZ11)) images in fine mode.
** In 2-megapixel(4:3), 2.5-megapixel(3:2), 2-megapixel(16:9) recording
***The consecutive shooting speed varies with the memory card, image size, and image compression mode. The number of shots depends on the memory card size, battery life, image size and image compression mode.
**** In 3-megapixel(4:3), 2.5-megapixel(3:2), 2-megapixel(16:9) recording
6. Other Features
The new DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) and DMC-TZ4 (TZ11) feature a variety of functionalities to expand the convenience and fun for users to enjoy taking beautiful pictures.
The energy-efficient Venus Engine IV imaging engine contributes to the long battery life to shoot around 300 (TZ5 (TZ15)) / 330 (TZ4 (TZ11)) shots despite their large, bright LCD on a single battery charge.* A total of 22(TZ5 (TZ15)) / 21(TZ4 (TZ11)) scene modes help you to take more beautiful pictures in a wide range of situations. The newly added Multi Aspect mode to the DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) allows the camera to take a image in all three aspect ratios simultaneously for photographer to choose the one that best takes the advantage of the scene after shooting.** Also interesting is the Title Edit* function, which allows text to be input as additional information of the picture, for example, names of children or pets, and travel places. These information, as well as dates, which can be helpful when making a photo album, can be stamped on photos with the Text Stamp function whether you print them yourself at home or have a photo shop do them. Around 50 MB of internal memory is built-in to back up the SDHC/SD Memory Card recording and copying.
As design improvements, all new Lumix cameras incorporate a REC/PLAYBACK mode switch. This helps the photographer to instantly switch between recording and playback modes, knowing which mode the camera is in. The GUI(Graphic User Interface) has been upgraded to look more futuristic in terms of design and color while maintaining the visibility of characters.
The major features mentioned above can be quickly understood with the newly installed slideshow program called Demo mode.
The DMC-TZ5 (TZ15) and DMC-TZ4 (TZ11) are compatible with optional marine case (DMW-MCTZ5 (TZ15)) with which users can shoot underwater while scuba diving, etc.
*Based on the CIPA standard
**In standard compression format only.
Dual Image Stabilisation – Mega O.I.S. optical and digital technology works together to counteract blurred images due to shaky hands, subject movement, or when shooting in low-light conditions - important at full zoom where a small movement of the hand can cause a lot of movement at the other end.
28mm Wide 10x Leica Zoom Lens – cover a wide range of shooting situations from wide-angle to capture more in your image, to telephoto where you can zoom up close to distant objects.
iA (Intelligent Auto) – Automatically adjusts your camera for a range of different shooting situations and includes such features as face detection, subject detection (auto-focus tracking), motion detection, red-eye correction, light detection.
Continuous 9-area AF - This function automatically and continuously focuses on your subject, providing a clear, sharp focus even for moving subjects. This is ideal for capturing images of animals in nature and sports or other events, and is equally handy for taking photos of children and pets.
Venus Engine IV with ISO 6400 – high speed image processor with ultra-high sensitivity (ISO 6400) and excellent noise reduction for better low-light photography. Also features short shutter lag (approx. 0.008 seconds), up to 7 frames per second high-speed burst capture for catching the action, and low power consumption (approx. 330 shots on a single charge).
HD Output – you can view your HD images on a HDTV using the DMW-HDC2E component cable (sold separately).
LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR 11 elements in 9 groups (3 Aspherical lenses / 4 Aspherical surfaces, 1 ED lens)
Optical Image Stabilizer
MEGA O.I.S. (Mode1 / Mode2)
Extra Optical :
4:3 Aspect Ratio:
12.8x for 5 Mega, 15.9x for 3.0 / 2.0 / 0.3 Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio:
12.8x for 4.5 Mega, 15.9x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio:
12.8x for 3.5 Mega, 15.9x for 2 Mega
Digital: 4x (Max. 40.0x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom) (Max. 63.8x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
f = 4.7 - 47 mm (35 mm Equivalent: 28-280 mm)
Normal: Wide 50 cm (1.64 feet) / Tele 200 cm (6.56 feet) - infinity Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Clipboard: Wide 5 cm (0.16 feet) / Max. 200cm (6.56 feet) / Tele (excepted tele end) 100 cm (3.27 feet) - infinity
Face / 1-area / 1-area high speed / 3-area high speed / 9-area / Spot
AF Assist Lamp
Camera Effective Pixels
1/2.5", 8.32 Mega Total Pixels CCD Primary Colour Filter
Normal / Macro , Continuous AF (in Intelligent Auto, On / Off)
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
Recording Image Size
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
Fine / Standard
Motion Picture * (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)
Burst Shooting Mode
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.
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting
Digital Red Eye Correction
Easy Zoom/ Zoom Resume / Zoom in Motion Picture
Yes / Yes / Yes
Still Image Rec. with Audio
Max. 10 sec
Composition Guide Lines
Yes (2 patterns)
approx. 50 MB
Scene Mode Help Screen
Auto Angle Detection
Travel 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)
Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Carrying Case, AV Cable, USBConnection Cable, AC Cable, Strap, CD-ROM
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. •The use of recorded or printed materials that are protected by copyright for any purpose other than personal enjoyment is prohibited, as it would infringe upon the rights of the copyright holder. •Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH. •Elmar is registered trademarks of Leica Camera AG. •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. •All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective corporations.