He’s been in the raws
I read your Panasonic TZ200 review with interest (AP 26 May). I recently looked at the TZ100 as a replacement for my TZ60 (it’s had a hard life), but settled on a TZ90. I felt that its flip- out screen and 30x zoom were a fair swap for a slight loss of image quality. This is my fourth or fifth camera from the TZ range. I’ve always got it with me. I also have a DSLR for taking ‘proper’ pictures, but don’t always have that with me.
I’ve found that the value of the TZ90 as a point-shoot-andsort-it- out-afterwards camera is significantly undermined by the fact it won’t produce raw files in Intelligent Auto (iA) mode. The TZ60 wouldn’t do this either.
So, my questions are: Will the TZ200 produce raw files in iA mode, and if not why do you think that is? And, does the TZ100 have this issue too?
I’ve often wondered why the TZ range has such a limited minimum aperture (f/8) and your TZ200 review explained that to me, so I hope you can explain this as well. Alan Cox In fact, both the TZ100 and TZ200 can record raw files in iA mode. I suspect this is because Panasonic considers them to be aimed at more serious photographers than their smaller-sensor siblings, which makes sense given their much higher price point – Andy Westlake, technical editor
Alan wonders whether the TZ200 can produce raw files in iA mode