Panasonic TZ90 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Panasonic makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the TZ90 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
In any case, the TZ90 (called Panasonic ZS70 in some regions) is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was announced on April 19th, 2017, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2098 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Panasonic TZ95 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Panasonic's advanced owner manual for the TZ90
The camera's advanced owner manual is 302 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the TZ90 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Panasonic TZ90 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the TZ90.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the TZ90?
The camera is build around a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Panasonic equipped the TZ90 with the Venus image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the TZ90?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 80 to ISO 3200.
Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the TZ90 is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
Is completely silent shooting possible with the Panasonic TZ90?
The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Panasonic TZ90?
The TZ90 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Panasonic TZ90 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Does the Panasonic TZ90 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
Which battery does the TZ90 use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90.
|Camera Model||Panasonic TZ90|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||24-720mm f/3.3-6.4|
|Launch Date||April 2017|
|Launch Price||USD 449|
|Sensor Format||1/2.3" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||7.7 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||20.2 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||5 184 x 3 888 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.18 μm|
|Pixel Density||71.80 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||80 - 3 200 ISO|
|ISO Boost||80 - 6 400 ISO|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||36|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||19.1|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||10.6|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||106|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||1166k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1040k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||10 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||Electronic Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Battery Type||DMW-BLG10 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||380 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
112 x 67 x 41 mm
(4.4 x 2.6 x 1.6 in)
|Camera Weight||322 g (11.4 oz)|
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