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Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Review + GIVEAWAY

This post was sponsored by Nuffnang Being a food blogger generally means lugging your camera everywhere you go, in case you eat something worth blogging about. The amount of times I’ve been out and forgot my camera is just disgraceful. Having a DSLR camera with different lenses and tripod, all fit into a bag, PLUS carrying...

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Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Review + GIVEAWAY

This post was sponsored by Nuffnang

Being a food blogger generally means lugging your camera everywhere you go, in case you eat something worth blogging about. The amount of times I’ve been out and forgot my camera is just disgraceful.
Having a DSLR camera with different lenses and tripod, all fit into a bag, PLUS carrying a hand bag can lead to feeling very bulky, and sometimes I find I just can’t be bothered bringing my camera along. Although I always try to bring it again when food is involved! But other times, I just need a camera to shove in my handbag and not have to lug my trusty DSLR along.

For the last week, I’ve been lucky enough to give the new Panasonic Lumix TZ10 a spin, and it’s been with me everywhere I go. It’s a great travel camera, and it has a built-in GPS for easy organization of the photos. Especially if you have iPhoto like me, and you can see the locations you visited on the map. It would be great to take on holidays and pin point all the places on the map in relation to each photo. That way you’d never be like.. “uh… where were we in this photo?”.

It has double hand-shake correction allowing you to take beautiful night shots at slow shutter speeds without blurring. I haven’t tried taking night shots with it, but I will be in the up and coming weeks, but I noticed I was shaking a bit when taking some photos, and the shot still came out crystal clear. (Took a night shot just before posting, check it out below):

Another great thing about this compact little camera is what Panasonic like to call “Intelligent Auto” or “iA”. It’s great for when you don’t know what setting to have the camera on, or you don’t have time to fiddle faddle around. You just put it on the iA mode, aim and shoot. The camera will automatically detect and correct. It will automatically adjust the brightness of dark areas in an image, the face detection helps you to achieve clear portraits, and the intelligent scene selection selects the best settings for that particular scene.

This compact little camera records movies in HD with no loss of image quality. We were playing around making a video and plugged the SD card straight into the said of Hamsely’s Panasonic Viera TV and within seconds we were viewing the video and pictures. It was all too easy.
Recording is SO easy too. With my last compact camera, when I was at a live concert, I’d have to spin the little dial and try to find video in the dark; with this camera, there is a button that just says ‘record’. So to start and stop, all you have to do is press the record button. MUCH easier, and less fumbling around.

Some facts and figures for the camera nerds that are reading this: 12.1 Megapixels for great quality pictures, and a 25mm wide-angle 12x optical zoom f/3.3-4.9 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens…allowing it to have twice the shooting area of the standard 35mm lens.
We found it really easy to switch from normal to wide screen, for those nice panoramic shots.
In fact, the menu of the camera is very easy to navigate, I never had a moment were I had to dig out the manual and figure out what to do. Playback on the large screen makes it easy to see if you didn’t quite get the photograph you were after.

I don’t carry around a big handbag, it’s really quite small compared to most women’s handbags. But I can tell you, my new camera will be living in my handbag, so I don’t miss another foodie moment.

The Panasonic Lumix TZ10 retails at $650.00 AUD.
More information about the camera can be found at http://lumix.panasonic.com.au/products/Lumix/Camera/DMC-tz10

 
Want a chance to win your very own Panasonic Lumix TZ10??
Just leave a comment answering the following question:
Where in the world would you take the Panasonic Lumix TZ10 and what photo would you take?



Terms and Conditions of Entry for the Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Giveaway

1. Information on how to enter and prize details form part of these conditions. Entry into this Promotion is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions of entry.
2. The Promoter is Nuffnang Australia Pty Ltd ACN 133 905 647 of 28 St Edmonds Road, Prahran VIC 3181 (“Promoter”).
3. The Promotion will be open from 12:01 am Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (“AEDST”) on 3 August 2010 and will continue until 11:59 pm AEDST on 3 September 2010 (“Promotion Period”).
4. Entry is open to all Australian residents, aged 14 years and over, other than management, employees or contractors of the Promoter and other agencies, firms or companies associated with the Promotion (including suppliers of prize), and their immediate families (“Eligible Entrants”).
5. In order to enter the competition:
*Participants need to leave a comment on the Panasonic competition post published in one of the nine participating blogs (The comment must include their preferred contact method in case they win [blog URL, Twitter or E-mail Address]:
a) chocolatesuze.com
b) herecomesthefood.com.au
c) ironchefshellie.blogspot.com
d) jeroxie.com/addiction
e) ladymelbourne.com.au
f) melhotornot.com
g) myfoodtrail.blogspot.com
h) sarah-cooks.blogspot.com
i) violetlebeaux.com
6. The winner will be the entry the judges most creative and practical by the judges.
7. The judges’ decision (including any decisions as to prize distribution) is final and the Promoter will not enter into correspondence regarding the result.
8. The winner will be notified via their preferred contact method, and will be asked to provide their email and contact phone number at that time. If they do not respond to the notification within 48 hours, Nuffnang reserves the right to select another winner.
9. To claim the prize, the winner must reply to the winner notification and accept the prize within 48 hours of the blog notification, as well as indicate their preferred address for the camera to be sent. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, they will forfeit the prize, and another winner will be selected using the same judging process.
10. The results will be published on the Nuffnang Australia website, the Nuffnang Australia Facebook page and Twitter account. Nuffnang Australia and Panasonic also reserve the right to publish the results, including a photo of the winner, in the media.
11. Nuffnang Australia’s business directors, management and employees, their immediate families, their retailers, suppliers, associated comapnies and agencies are ineligible. Panasonic’s business directors, management and employees, their immediate families, their retailers, suppliers, associated companies and agencies are ineligible.
12. Nuffnang Australia reserves the right to change these terms and conditions. If any changes are made Nuffnang Australia will notify the public via its website.


This post was made possible thanks to the Panasonic Lumix TZ10 and Nuffnang.

Comments

62 comments on “Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Review + GIVEAWAY
  1. Amelia

    I would take the camera to the UK and take a photo of my 8 month old daughter with her cousin who is 10 days younger (they haven't met yet). It's not exactly the most creative photo, but it's a moment I would definitely want to capture!

    August 17, 2010 at 7:55 pm
  2. Stace H

    The camera would accompany me to Old Montreal, Canada, during the winter time. I would take it to my favourite restaurant, Gibby's, where it would capture my smile as I am cutting into the most delectable melt in your mouth beef wellington in the world!

    August 17, 2010 at 8:03 pm
  3. Cherrie Pie

    I would take the camera back home to the Philippines when I take my children for the first time. I would take photos of them with all my countless relatives, that way I can capture the moments forever

    August 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm
  4. Victor

    I would take the camera to upcoming holiday in December to Indonesia, Singapore & Hongkong. I will take it everywhere I go because I hate to bring by bulky DSLR around & my wife will love it then she can go shopping and actually get me to carry stuff (instead of my bulky DSLR camera & bag)

    August 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm
  5. Vanessa - Princess Cherry Pie

    I would take the new LUMIX TZ10 to my best friend's wedding! The high quality of the camera images would ensure that I (acting as the unofficial photographer) would be able to capture each perfect moment and memory throughout the day! Due to it's compact size I could carry it discretly and without feeling weighed down! And when still images wouldn't do the trick, I could switch to recording HD movies of the beautiful bride walking down the aisle!

    Please pick me! 🙂 My old camera just died and I would really put the LUMIX TZ10 to good use! xox

    August 17, 2010 at 10:01 pm
  6. penny aka jeroxie

    Doggie is too cute! have fun with your new camera 😉

    August 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm
  7. a.huynh4@gmail.com

    I would like to take the new LUMIX TZ10 on a world tour, across oceans, continents, through different cultures, and most importantly accompany me through the CUISINE of the world!!! Obviously I'd take nice photos of everything and post it on fb.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:42 pm
  8. Maria @ ScandiFoodie

    This is such a cool give away!!

    I would take the LUMIX TZ10 with me to the Arctic Circle at the end of this year and take photos of the Northern Lights!

    August 18, 2010 at 10:10 am
  9. Josh Healy

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    August 18, 2010 at 11:37 am
  10. The N-word

    I would take it with me on my daily food hunts here in Australia, and with every photo of the delectable food that is thrown down my gullet, it will be accompanied with a photograph of my weight measurement on the unforgiving weighing scales…So at the end of the year I can look at the ballooned out figure in the mirror, flip through the photographs of all the food that gifted me with delightful gastronomic experiences, and deem it all worthwhile. No more excuses or bewilderment as to how I gained so much weight! The camera will serve as my witness to my greed.

    August 18, 2010 at 11:39 am
  11. Forager @ The Gourmet Forager

    To Lord Howe Island when I go there and see the magical place for myself for the first time. Definitely taking a photo from the top of Mt Gower!

    August 18, 2010 at 12:37 pm
  12. Ellie (Almost Bourdain)

    I will take my TZ10 to my family holiday in Europe next year. To capture all the happy moments with our family and friends in Holland, glorious French food in Paris, happy time in the Tuscany and the blue and white houses on the cliff top of Santorini.

    August 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm
  13. Hannah

    I would take the camera to Harry Potter World with my Harry Potter-obsessed friend so that I could take a photo of the glint in her eye when she takes her first sip of Butterbeek. And then I'd make the photo into a t-shirt and give it to her as a sign of her beloved-by-me geekiness 🙂

    August 18, 2010 at 1:16 pm
  14. Liss

    I would take this camera with me to my wedding. I'm really keen to get some shots of the day from 'the brides point of view' (i doubt i'll get one walking down the aisle, but you get my drift!)and this looks like a great camera to do it with. Not too bulky, easy to use but with all the bells and whistles I could want!

    August 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm
  15. Maria@TheGourmetChallenge

    the camera is actually quite stylish, even though it has some impressive capabilities. I feel your pain regarding lugging the DSLR around. I have the exact same problem been meaning to buy a useful point and shoot.

    Where would I take it? hmmm, Daz has never been to the snow, so I'd take him to the snow and take a picture of him getting hit in the face with a massive snow ball. Not gonna say if I'm responsible for throwing it. 😛

    August 18, 2010 at 4:45 pm
  16. Kristi

    I would love to take the camera to El Buli before it closes so I could share all the wonders is amazing clarity.

    Now I would just need to get a booking, a plane ticket, accommodation, a new outfit … at least with this camera I would be part of the way there! 🙂

    August 18, 2010 at 6:34 pm
  17. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Some nice pictures there Shellie! I love the doggy pics! 😀

    August 18, 2010 at 8:48 pm
  18. columbina

    I would take the (very spunky Lumix) camera to the Acropolis and photograph the ancient graffiti I saw there years ago. I'm not kidding. (I didn't have a camera the last time I was there). I saw all manner of graffiti, mostly chiseled. I imagined some kids chiseling away… "quick, we've only got four hours… chisel faster". I saw some maltese crosses and apparently Lord Byron had graffiti'd some kind of "I was 'ere". These are the kinds of details no one talks about when discussing a great wonder of the ancient world but I love the evidence of real human life from days gone by…

    August 18, 2010 at 9:53 pm
  19. My Restaurants Melbourne

    This camera looks fantastic shelley! I would take it with me in my handbag everywhere i go, to help me with my food blogging. My camera is so old and freezes all the time when I'm out, I have not got around to buying a new one yet.
    info@myrestaurantsmelbourne.com

    August 18, 2010 at 9:58 pm
  20. Sarah

    To Harvard University in Boston where I'll be starting undergrad in the fall! I'm at the airport right now! I'd love to document the next 4 years of my life

    aggieemail@gmail.com

    August 19, 2010 at 1:19 am
  21. Minnie Hau

    Take the camera from you and take a photo of me.

    August 20, 2010 at 2:14 pm
  22. wenz

    The camera would be part of what I bring for adventure daily. My TZ10 goes to the ends of the earth with me. It will be the friend that writes, tells & publishes my story. It will chronicle the tales of the places I go and the people I meet, regardless whether on my voyages, in the city I walk about in or in the secluded roads that I blaze my trail.

    August 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm
  23. Wina

    I will take my Lumix TZ10 to the beach.
    I’ve always wanted to take a fun and playful picture like this: http://weheartit.com/entry/3436505

    short and sweet- a picture's worth a thousand words they say! how appropriate! 🙂

    August 20, 2010 at 8:40 pm
  24. foodmadewithlove

    I would take my camera to Hong Kong at the end of the year cause we're going for a family holiday and there is no better time to snap those shots! (:

    August 20, 2010 at 10:53 pm
  25. BonniesCouncil

    I would ask my husband to take the snazzy point-and-shoot to my daughter's next karate tournament with strict instrustions to capture non-contact action shots whilst I hide at home cozy in the denial that my one and only daughter is risking injury to herself and others.

    August 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm
  26. goldie

    I would take the TZ10 with me for a stroll around my neighbourhood, enjoying spring, waiting for summer for a chance to take it to the beach and for some fun memories

    August 26, 2010 at 1:13 am
  27. debbie

    I would take the Lumix TZ10 with me everywhere. Then I wouldn't miss any opportunities to share my experiences with family and friends.

    August 26, 2010 at 7:11 am
  28. Wendi

    The TZ10 and I would become inseparable partners, capturing the daily reminders of how wonderful life can be.

    August 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm
  29. Katherine

    Cameras are for capturing precious moments so I would take the TZ10 to the Airport. I know it seems silly but I love to capture memories and a persons reaction is the window to a a thousand memories.

    August 27, 2010 at 12:38 am
  30. Nola

    I’d take the camera back to Hobart to visit Garagistes – Luke Burgess’s new restaurant that is just about to open. I could video an interview with Luke, and photograph the venue. Then I’d blog about it of course!

    August 27, 2010 at 9:28 am
  31. TJ

    I’d love to take the Panasonic TZ10 to southern Western Australia during the spring season to take great close up photos of all the beautiful wild flowers and birdlife.

    August 27, 2010 at 10:17 am
  32. Natalie Costa Bir

    I would take the Panasonic TZ10 to WorldCon next week in Melbourne and take photos of all the weird and wonderful sci-fi and fantasy costumes that will be worn at the Masquerade ball there. It will be fairly dark (mood lighting) so the TZ10 sounds like the perfect camera to capture the celebrations while retaining quality and focus. And all the photos would go up on the Voyager blog/Twitter and Facebook of course!

    August 27, 2010 at 10:26 am
  33. kellie layton

    I would use the Panasonic Tz10 and take it to Norfolk Island! That is where i met my husband 13 years ago while working there! It is the most beautiful place with the most gorgeous scenary you could ever Imagine!I would Take my 4 children and take unbelivable photo’s and show them where There mummy and Daddy met! Emilee bay ,Anson Bay The south pacific Ocean! THis camera would do The island Justice and show of how beautiful and magical this Island Is!

    August 27, 2010 at 10:27 am
  34. Anne-Marie Seve

    I would take it to my niece for her to record the wonderful everyday details (still & moving!) of her growing babies (2 & 4mths) as her camera died and being a young family spare money is always tough to find! ;))))
    Magic camera!! for magic moments!!

    August 27, 2010 at 10:28 am
  35. Simone Barnes

    I would take this camera to the October long weekend Music Festival that is being held in Nimbin NSW Australia and take photos of the awesome bands that will be performing on the day 🙂

    August 27, 2010 at 10:30 am
  36. Kylie P

    I would go to Alaska on one of those special days of the year to take a photo of Aurora borealis. Its truly magical and would highlight the baeauty of life and other galaxies that provide us with this stunning moment. And Panasonic Lumix would be the perfect camera to take

    August 27, 2010 at 10:32 am
  37. Jondalar

    I would take the TZ10 on a driving holiday in the USA, drive route 66 in a convertible and take lots of treasured memories with the TZ10. I am a long term user of Lumix cameras (Fz5, FZ8, TZ5) so I know how great the photo’s are.

    August 27, 2010 at 10:46 am
  38. Paul

    Lake Louise in Canada is one of the most gorgeous places I have seen (on TV). I would love to take the Lumix with me to not only capture stunning photographs but also stunning HD video. The GPS feature would really help me document my travel trail when I get back.

    August 27, 2010 at 10:50 am
  39. kim staat

    If i had a Lumix camera i would like to take photos of the North Pole. It would ve very beautiful, and clean looking photos, as there is no other place in the world that would look like this place, breathtaking and a wonder of the world which never gets to be seen by many.

    August 27, 2010 at 11:01 am
  40. Natasha

    I would take it when I visit family in Malta and get a group shot overlooking the Grand Habour in Valetta at sunset.

    August 27, 2010 at 11:09 am
  41. Raelene

    Take to the Paris,france with me
    Think of the photo opportunities!
    The Eiffel tower,river seine
    Memorories of the wonderful places I’ve been
    Champ elysees, moulin rouge,so many wonderful things from which to choose!
    Place de concorde or Place Vendome
    Or maybe just some family shots to bring back home!

    August 27, 2010 at 11:55 am
  42. Anysia

    I never leave the house without a camera, and the T10 would be a constant companion, ready to save a moment forever.

    August 27, 2010 at 12:01 pm
  43. Bryson

    I would take the Lumix TZ10 with me to Las Vegas, USA. The Intelligent Auto features, as well as the TZ10s great performance when taking photos at night, would be perfect for capturing any spontaneous moments that are guaranteed to happen in the City of Sin, all in stunning 12.2 megapixel clarity, and the inbuilt GPS would be handy to differentiate each photo from another. The photo I am most excited about taking is of the Fountains of Bellagio, a stunning Las Vegas landmark that would be gorgeous on the Panasonic Lumix TZ10.

    August 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      BRYSON!!! Please contact me in the next 48 hours or sooner!!! I need your contact details.

      September 9, 2010 at 4:58 pm
      • Bryson

        Hey Shellie, I replied to an email I received with my details this afternoon. Thank you!

        September 9, 2010 at 9:25 pm
  44. Jonno

    I’d take the camera everywhere. I live in Canberra, so that would be the main location … lots of memories to capture and share.

    August 27, 2010 at 2:35 pm
  45. Felix

    I would take it to all the interesting places I visit and take photos of all the precious memories to look back upon, but before the thing breaks and before the warranty runs out…

    August 27, 2010 at 6:44 pm
  46. Victor

    I would take the camera to the heart of Africa, where all the struggling kids fight to live day by day without 1st World luxuries such as clean water, food, shelter and proper sanitation and bring the pictures home and compose an online gallery for the public to see free of charge… it’s not a matter of winning the camera for your own personal use but to use it for the world to see…

    August 27, 2010 at 9:12 pm
  47. Keren

    I’d take this camera with me back to NZ and take photos of where I grew up, played sports, old schools, along with friends and family that still live there, to show the kids where their parents grew up and also where they spent their early years. I’d also take plenty of the beautiful, flora, fauna . I put it all into a photobook for everyone to see.

    August 27, 2010 at 11:11 pm
  48. Sharon

    Where in the world would I take my Panasonic Lumix TZ10? Why I would take it the whole way around the world and try to snap a pic of Carmen Sandiego, that pesky fellow has been taunting me for years.

    August 28, 2010 at 7:19 am
  49. Danielle

    Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE chocolate. Worship it even. So, I would take my Panasonic Lumix TZ-10 to EVERY chocolate shop I visit (and I hunt them out in every town and country I travel to). That way, I could photograph my chocolate indulgences, use the in-built GPS to tag the location of my experiences and have an ongoing reminder of how fantastic life is when you commit 100% to the best life has to offer…..CHOCOLATE!! 🙂

    August 29, 2010 at 10:23 pm
  50. Rachel

    What a great prize! I think even I (and you’ve seen my poor photography skills – but I think I’ll blame it on my 5 year old camera) could take some good shots with a new TZ10.

    I’d take the TZ10 to the hospital to photograph my newborn son, due in December. (And of course I’d photograph all that wonderful hospital food too…)

    August 31, 2010 at 4:34 pm
  51. Annika

    i broke my camera and would love to win a new one so that i can take photos of everything again. Places i go, things i eat, funny things i see, friends and family, the of all the things i love most. not only that i would take photos of my work, what im most passionate about. hair!

    i hope i win!! 🙂

    August 31, 2010 at 4:39 pm
  52. jo

    I would take a photo of myself in my house with my “OMG I won!! face on!! Then i would post it on twitter.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:10 pm
  53. Guy Mercier

    The question should have been: “Where in the world wouldn’t you take the new Panasonic Lumix TZ10” , then the answer is easy….”NoWhere”…Cause when I win it,I will always have it with me!!!!

    August 31, 2010 at 8:30 pm
  54. Jackie

    I would take my new Panasonic Lumix TZ10 to Ireland with me, to capture the streets of Waterford as it stands in 2010. My 86 year old grandma was born there and immigrated to Australia back in ’56. She’s to0 old to travel but never stops talking about how wonderful it would be to visit ‘the old country’ one day. If I can’t take her to Waterford, why not bring Waterford to her :o)

    September 1, 2010 at 8:46 pm
  55. Trent

    I would take the Panasonic Lumix TZ10 to the various bars in Melbourne I review for my blog. I’ve just started up a blog about the nightlife in Melbourne and it would be great to have a camera that I could take around and capture the places and people I come across. I’d take a picture of either a bar or lane way that captures the essence of Melbourne’s nightlife.

    September 1, 2010 at 9:35 pm
  56. Leah

    I’d use the Lumix TZ10 to take a picutre every day for the next year and start a blog about it. I’ve been wanting to do it for a while but a DSLR is a bit bulky to carry around for the right moment!

    September 3, 2010 at 10:52 am
  57. SL

    I would love to take the Lumiz TZ10 with me in my upcoming trip to Bhutan to capture the rich and unique cultural heritage and traditions these regions have to offer. Bhutan’s philosophy is that of Gross National Happiness, and I love to be able to capture this and more with the camera and have these lasting images with me for a very long, and hopefully make a difference to how I view life. It will also give me great confidence to start my own blog and share this experience.

    September 3, 2010 at 3:01 pm
  58. Lumix Camera Reviews

    The Lumix TZ10 is probably one of the most portable cameras next to the FS11. Thankfully its not as expensive as the 650 usd you just stated .. phew. For many people that would put it out of range. Im reading this review and found it interesting especially so since i have reviews on my own site.

    December 19, 2010 at 2:44 am
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