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The TZ10's autofocus and image stabilisation system work very well indeed, providing constantly sharp, accurately focused pictures.

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Colours are vivid, in a natural looking way, skin tones are flattering and contrast is handled well too. Noise is almost invisible at ISO 80 and 100.

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It's only slightly visible at ISO 200 and becomes more prominent gradually after that as you'd expect. Extremely pleasing results.

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HD movies

HD video is recorded in AVCHD Lite on the TZ10 and quality doesn't disappoint, the stereo sound quality is good too (complete with wind cut function).

There's even a dedicated movie button on the camera's back. Impressively, all of the camera's functions, like 12x zoom, image stabilisation, face recognition and GPS are applied to the movie mode too.