Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ10 | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
The Panasonic Lumix TZ10 is one of the first digital cameras met with SDXC support. For that matter, Panasonic is one of the first manufacturers that introduced its own SDXC memory cards to the market, in this case in 48 and 64GB. SDXC is not playing a large role yet, but in the near future more storage will be necessary. With SDXC support, the consumer will have enough storage for years to come with the Panasonic TZ10. SD and SDHC flash memory cards are supported, and with a maximum storage capacity of 32GB, that seems to us to be more than enough.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 memory cards
SD / SDHC memory cards are available worldwide in diverse types. There are different ‘Classes’ of cards, and the higher the number means the faster the reading and writing is achieved. At the moment, Class 10 is the fastest card. However, it is not always advisable to use the fastest cards if the camera itself cannot achieve that speed. For the Panasonic TZ10, a Class 6 memory card seems to us to be sufficient for optimal performance.
Video AVCHD Lite - SH - 30 minutes
Video AVCHD Lite - H - 40 minutes
Video AVCHD Lite - L - 1 hour
Motion JPEG - HD - 16 min 20 sec
Motion JPEG - WVGA - 41 min
Motion JPEG - VGA - 42 min 40 sec
Motion JPEG - QVGA - 1 hour 58 min
Panasonic DMC-TZ10 card reader and USB interface
The side of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ10 carries a USB 2.0 Hi Speed interface, which lets you quickly transfer a full memory card of 4GB to the desktop or notebook. Personally, I detest having to fiddle with cables and I prefer the optional card reader. Then it is just a matter of removing the card from the camera and transferring your files through the card reader. The advantage is the fact you can use the camera whilst transferring and it saves battery capacity. What's more convenient is that you don't have to go looking for that one cable you need…
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 battery
The new Li-Ion batteries that Panasonic introduced in the last generation are now also used in the Panasonic DMC-TZ10. The extra connection on the battery is a very handy solution for Panasonic to protect its accessories and keep other brands of batteries out (for now). That’s understandable, and we don’t have a problem with it as long as it remains affordable for the consumer. The new Panasonic DMW-BCG10E has a capacity of 3.6V 895mAh 3.3Wh. According to CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) norms, a fully charged battery delivers a capacity that is equal to about 300 shots. The standard is not necessarily the same as the conditions in which you would shoot with the Panasonic Lumix TZ10, nor the way in which you would work with the camera. This must be kept in mind.