Why Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35 is a wrong choice?

When I decided to purchase a new digital camera, I nearly immediately felt in love with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35. Mainly because its 20x optical zoom in a piece of hardware available for a reasonable price. I have purchased it and... nearly immediately returned it to the shop. I found some glitches. Not many, but serious enough to make shooting a photos with this device nearly pointless.

So... what is so wrong in Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35? Well, mainly:

  • very poor quality of recorded video, mostly because even up to 10-20 seconds auto-focus times; yes -- you can have even up to twenty seconds of completely blur video because of that,
  • no MicroSD port,
  • no gyroscope or any other solution to automatically rotate images,
  • it is impossible to charge battery and transfer files in the same time; you are always forced to pick a mode,
  • no way to copy or move files between folders, if camera is connected through cable (only reading and deleting is available); you must connect your SD card to your computer in order to have this functionality.

These were just my initial finding. There maybe more. I haven't got chance to find them. These were enough for my and I returned camera and started seeking for something else.

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