If it wasn't for the clunky mode dial and lack of manual controls, we would have no qualms about recommending the TZ7 to anyone looking for a compact camera with a 12x optical zoom and HD video recording.
Typical price: $769.00
Panasonic equips its latest travel zoom camera with an electronic viewfinder and 30x optical zoom, all held together in a pocket-sized package.
Typical price: $549.00
The TZ30 offers a 20x optical zoom and is an excellent camera for travellers, fitted out with all of the tools you could possibly desire. Just make sure to pack an extra battery if you plan on a full day of shooting.
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Looking for a well-priced travel camera with a long optical zoom lens? The TZ25 ticks most boxes, and matches its snappy performance with very good image quality.
Typical price: $399.00
The LX7 is an excellent advanced compact camera with great photo quality. We highly recommend investing in a better lens cap for a pain-free photography experience.
Typical price: $649.00
Travel photographers who prefer a feature-packed camera will love the TZ20 with its GPS, long lens and HD video. Unfortunately, it doesn't produce better images than the earlier, award-winning TZ10.
Typical price: $599.00
The Panasonic SZ7 is a slimline compact camera with a very useful 10x optical zoom lens. However, it has still been built to a price, as demonstrated by its average screen.
Typical price: $279.00
Panasonic adds GPS functionality and manual controls to the successful TZ formula, making the TZ10 an excellent buy for the cashed-up traveller.
Typical price: $699.00
This is Panasonic's flagship ILC thus far, bringing excellent image quality and a very fleshed-out feature set to the range.
If you pick up the Lumix DMC-FS7 you won't be disappointed as it's a great camera for someone who is not too fussy about having all the bells and whistles, and simply takes great pictures.
Typical price: $389.00