What is the best travel zoom compact camera? And which one has the best price-quality ratio? The Consumers’ Association and Press provide an answer.
Compact cameras do not have an interchangeable lens. They have the advantage that they are usually small and light, often have a large zoom range and can easily photograph small objects full-screen. There are different types of compact cameras, each with its own specialty.
Do you want a lot of zoom in a compact camera that can easily travel with you? Then choose a travel zoom camera. However, not many new models are coming on the market.
The Consumers’ Association tests travel zoom compact cameras for photo quality, video quality and color reproduction, among other things. Despite the fact that not many new models are coming on the market, the Consumers’ Association has nevertheless tested 26.
A Panasonic camera is Best in the Test. Another Panasonic model is Best Buy, which means it’s a great device at a great price.
This Panasonic is a good travel zoom compact camera from the higher segment, with many functions and a large zoom range; a real travel zoom camera. This model has a beautiful plastic body of high quality. It also has a touch screen and multi-function ring.
The camera has enough space for your thumb on the back. Navigation in the menu is simple. The Leica lens with multifunctional ring is striking. You can also add GPS data via your smartphone. The camera is available in two colors.
Strong points include photo quality, resolution and ease of use. In addition, the video quality is also good and the color reproduction is more than sufficient.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 does not have any real downsides, although the speed could be slightly better.
Just like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100, this Panasonic is a good travel zoom compact camera from the higher segment, with many functions and a large zoom range. It’s nice that it has a viewfinder, but it is very small. You also sometimes see an annoying rainbow effect. Handy are the multifunctional ring on the lens and adding GPS data via your smartphone.
Although this camera has many similarities with the Best in the Test, it scores a bit less on some important points, including photo quality (sufficient), flash and video quality. On the other hand, the operation and the screen are fine.