Panasonic ZS35 overview
Panasonic ZS35 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially announced on January of 2014. It uses a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456. It is also known as "Lumix DMC-TZ55" in some markets.
Panasonic introduced this model as a way to upgrade the previous Panasonic ZS30 (Read Full Comparison) and subsequently launched the updated Panasonic ZS40 (Read Full Comparison) to upgrade this model.
The ZS35 comes in at #67 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all around #552 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. You can try out our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your customized factors.
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Panasonic ZS35 history
The Panasonic ZS35 comes with a history of related cameras. Here, you can discover all earlier and new models as well as important features.
Panasonic ZS35 Gallery
You can view the ZS35 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Panasonic ZS35 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Panasonic ZS35 based on aspects which are often seen as crucial in a digital camera.
Panasonic ZS35 Sensor features
The spec of the sensor on the Panasonic ZS35 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Is Apple's Latest 'Shot on iPhone' Video Deceptive?
The CMOS sensor boasts 16MP and supports a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. The ISO can also be increased electronically to a maximum of 6400. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath displays the ZS35's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The ZS35 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is shown in green.NASA photographer chronicles decades-long effort constructing James Webb Space Telescope
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic ZS35 dimensions
Panasonic ZS35 has a weight of 0.67 lbs (305 gr / 10.76 ounces) and features outer measurements of 107mm x 62mm x 32mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.3"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Panasonic ZS35 is lighter compared to its competitors.Guns 'N' Roses Photographer Alleges Sexual Harassment and Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Here is a shot of the Panasonic ZS35 next to a soda so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view under will show you the button arrangement on the ZS35.
Panasonic ZS35 Lens features
The ZS35 is equipped with a built-in lens giving a focal range of 24-480mm giving it a 20.0 x zoom which is amazing and will allow you to zoom all the way in.
At it's widest 24mm, it offers an aperture of f3.3 which is very sluggish and not great in low light situations and you may find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You would also have to raise your ISO setting which results in noisy images. At the long end, 480mm is phenomenal zoom and comes at f6.4 which is really slow and you will have to apply slower shutter speeds.
Panasonic ZS35 Connectivity
The ZS35 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer files and oftentimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
A few apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external display. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Panasonic ZS35 Video features
The highest video resolution on the Panasonic ZS35 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 file format. 1080p resolution offers a decent balance in video quality and file size but FULL HD is not going to leave you with much room to downsample. The body doesn't include a mic or headphone port so you have got zero control over your audio. It is perhaps best to look at a different model should you need decent audio in your videos.
Panasonic ZS35 Weather Sealing
Panasonic ZS35 doesn't have weather sealing so damp conditions can easily affect the camera.
Panasonic ZS35 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic ZS35 houses a 3 inch tilting screen with a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Scarlett Johansson Stakes Legal Claim Over Her Digital Avatar
The View Finder details regarding Panasonic ZS35 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be pretty valuable.
Panasonic ZS35 Shutter features
Panasonic ZS35 is able to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Panasonic ZS35 Flash and Hot shoe features
Panasonic ZS35 includes just built in flash without external flash ability.
Panasonic ZS35 Autofocusing features
Panasonic ZS35 includes only Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & accurate compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera boasts Face detection making it helpful for portrait photography.
The AF system boasts 21 focus points to choose from. It also features Tracking AF for things that move. Panasonic ZS35 has no manual focus. Manual focus option can be good in low light situations or you want to have more precise control on depth of field.
Panasonic ZS35 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the highest (600) battery life in this range of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the highest battery life:
Panasonic ZS35 for various styles of photography
The following chart displays a summation of the Panasonic ZS35 for various styles of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Panasonic ZS35 Portrait photography factors
The Panasonic ZS35 has a rating of 37 which is bad, and means the camera is not very good to use for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW files together with the capability to use off-camera lighting.
Panasonic ZS35 Street photography factors
Having a very good score of 68, the Panasonic ZS35 is a fine pick for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Panasonic ZS35
A moderate sports photography points tally of 53 indicates the Panasonic ZS35 is somewhat adequate for photographing sports. A camera really should have good focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic ZS35 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is super critical when getting a camera for travel. In general, the Panasonic ZS35 gets a nice 68 as a travel camera which is a very decent fit to buy for your trips.
Panasonic ZS35 Landscape photography details
If you are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic ZS35 at it's bad rating of 44 for a landscape camera is not very good in the current marketplace.
Panasonic ZS35 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera should come with a moving display, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Panasonic ZS35 is not very good for vlogging as it comes to a bad rating of 34.
Panasonic ZS35 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the ZS35, here is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall under the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The diagram here gives you a bird's eye view of the ZS35 vs it's top ranking rivals shown previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might consider as alternatives. To check out a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.