|Panasonic Lumix TZ10 - Chromatic aberration
Distortion is slightly visible in wide angle, but still below average. The tele-lens also barely suffers from visible distortion. Chromatic aberration, the purple edges that surround subjects that have a high contrast, is present, but you really have to look for it. Chromatic aberration is a bit more obvious in wide angle, but it’s not worth mentioning. For that matter, Panasonic usually corrects the earlier named flaws while processing the file. We don’t have a problem with that, as the end result benefits from it.
|Panasonic Lumix TZ10 - Color saturation
The Panasonic DMC-TZ10 camera’s color saturation is very good, the images jump out at you, but the subjects maintain their natural colors nonetheless. The skin colors are a bit more conservative, Panasonic has apparently put on the breaks in order to prevent skin tones from appearing too purple. It is remarkable that the Portrait scene has a bit of a bolder color tone. This is something to keep in mind, because in a few cases we found the portrait scene to be the nicest.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 - ISO and Noise
An obstacle in compact cameras is still ISO and noise. Especially a higher ISO, as the lower ISOs are actually generally fine. To prevent noise, the manufacturer employs a noise reduction system. This is often effective, but image detail then also suffers. In a low ISO, the images made with the Panasonic Lumix TZ10 show a remarkable amount of detail, a fine achievement. From 400 ISO, some details are lost and in 800 ISO, even color noise becomes a problem. I would personally see 1600 ISO as an emergency only, as the quality clearly suffers. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 scores well up to 400 ISO and satisfactory to good with 800 ISO. In practice, a high ISO will not be used so often, partially due to the effective optical image stabilizer, which ensures that slower shutter speeds can be used with a low ISO.