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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 Digital Camera

16MP 12x CCD Jun 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The LUMIX DMC-SZ10 packs a 12x optical zoom lens and 180 tiltable monitor featuring selfie functions. Capture memorable scenes and share them with Wi-Fi connectivity. As soon as you tilt the... More
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30 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 9 owner reviews this camera has an overall owner rating of 80%.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 owners said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Last year Michael said “The attached photo of a very high flying passenger jet was taken at full zoom without the use of a tripod”. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com in the same month “There's also an Intelligent Zoom available, which boosts it to 24x, as well as digital z”.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic digital cameras and also specifically for Panasonic compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good ratings compared to other brands.

Good Connectivity

A few customers agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 was wifi compatible. Techradar.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 review “The SZ10 has a wide range of features, including a selfie screen, Wi-Fi and an impressive 12x zoom range.” .

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Michael said on Amazon “Using the USB cable was simple enough”.

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Easy to Use

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Michael said on Amazon “It was easy to use and light in weight” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 review. Miss Judith M Graham mentioned on Amazon “This camera is very easy to use and I am very delighted with it” in her review of this digital camera and rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 as excellent.

Good Size

One person who purchased it said that it was thin. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 owner who bought it thought it was lightweight. Ephotozine mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 “Compact and lightweight”.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 reviewers thought it had a good screen.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was smooth. Steves-Digicams.com said “Also "beauty effects" that defocus the background, smooth out skin texture, or even slim you down” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 reviewer thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 was good looking. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix SZ10 is a compact and fairly stylish point and shoot camera with a good zoom range, thanks to a 12x optical zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera although they only scored the product 60 out of 100.

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Good Support

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Miss Judith M Graham wrote last year “This came well packaged with very clear instructions” in her review.

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed it said that it had a good battery life. Michael mentioned in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 review on Amazon “I added a Kingston Technology SDHC 32GB Class 10 Secure Digital High-Capacity Card and both it and the Battery were simple to fit”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 considered that it was well made. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review “The tilting screen and built in Wi-Fi will be appealing to many”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Gordon rated it as very good and he said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 review “Guaranteed quality”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price], and the Coolpix L340[pl_2782405_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 supports WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S7000[pl_2759382_price], the Coolpix S6600[pl_1988959_price], or the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price] all from Nikon.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10 do not have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include the Coolpix S7000[pl_2759382_price], or the Coolpix S6600[pl_1988959_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Coolpix S7000[pl_2759382_price], and the Coolpix S6600[pl_1988959_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Coolpix S6600[pl_1988959_price], and the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent L", "Manual" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Skin tones" are also found on this digital camera.

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Eight Diaphragm Blades

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a eight diaphragm blades camera. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age have between three and eight diaphragm blades.

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Slideshow Playback Mode

This camera has a Normal|Slideshow playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1360, 4608 x 2592, 1920 x 1080 and 3456 x 3456 and 1536 x 1536. The worst still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a fairly big internal memory (80 megabytes) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10. The internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 range from 8MB to 480MB.

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Four Aspheric Elements

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a four aspheric element camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. This Panasonic camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-SZ10. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this camera.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 range from 1,600 to 13,000. With a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

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Supports One Image Format

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

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Features One Auto Focus

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than a year ago the minimum focal lengths range from 3.1mm to 38mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm. With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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15 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this digital camera is 63 out of 100. If all the compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the bottom 20%.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago do not support Full HD video. The Lumix DMC-SZ10 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Coolpix S7000[pl_2759382_price], or the Coolpix S6600[pl_1988959_price] both from Nikon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 do not have a GPS. The Lumix DMC-SZ10 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Nikon Coolpix L340[plb_2782405_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 does not support video recording, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not support video recording.

Alternative cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at include the Coolpix S7000[pl_2759382_price], or the Coolpix L340[pl_2782405_price] both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year are also not 3D compatible.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of cameras of this spec and age is 1.3" and the largest is 3". With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S6600[pl_1988959_price], or the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price].

If this compact camera digital camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ201[plb_3077182_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Only 320×240@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a 320×240@30fps resolution and capture speed, whereas most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed. This camera also have resolution and capture speeds of 320×240@30fps and 640x480@30fps and 1280×720@30fps.

A 320×240@30fps resolution and capture speed is actually the worst resolution at capture speeds amongst all cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

A 1920x1080@60fps resolution and capture speed is the best resolution at capture speeds amongst similar types of camera.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-SZ10 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10. The flash modes "Flash on", "Forced off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Lumix DMC-SZ10 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This Panasonic camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The shooting mode "Scene" is also found on this camera.

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Only Features One Light Metering Mode

The number of light metering modes featured on the Lumix DMC-SZ10 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most commonly featured light metering mode is Centre-weighted, but this light metering mode is not featured on this digital camera. The light metering modes Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 690 milliamperes * hour, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 the battery capacities range from 680mAh to 1,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,000mAh.

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Only 200 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots shots per battery charge.

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Only Supports Three Wireless LAN Types

The number of wireless LAN types supported by the Lumix DMC-SZ10 is more than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports an IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN type, which is the most commonly supported wireless LAN type supported by cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10. The wireless LAN types "IEEE 802.11g" and "IEEE 802.11n" are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 80 to 130, and the average minimum ISO speed is 93. At 100, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a pretty typical megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

Other 16MP cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Coolpix S6600[pl_1988959_price], or the Coolpix S7000[pl_2759382_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Praktica Z212[plb_3496604_price] (20MP and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 12x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S6600[plb_1988959_price], or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews.

If this Panasonic camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ201[plb_3077182_price] (20x and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Coolpix S6600[pl_1988959_price], or the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a relatively average weight (163 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Technical Details
Compatibility

Expert Reviews

(8)
30 October 2015

The Panasonic Lumix SZ10 is a compact and fairly stylish point and shoot camera with a good zoom range, thanks to a 12x optical zoom lens. The tilting screen and built in Wi-Fi will be appealing...

12x optical zoom lens
Creative effects
Easy to use
WiFi connectivity
Compact and lightweight
Nonstandard USB cable for charging (not MicroUSB)
Very lowresolution panoramic photos
720p video recording
Slow continuous shooting
Poor performance in low light
16 May 2015

The SZ10 has a wide range of features, including a selfie screen, Wi-Fi and an impressive 12x zoom range, but it's let down by its indifferent image quality, especially at higher ISO settings in...

The SZ10 has a wide range of features, including a selfie screen, Wi-Fi and an impressive 12x zoom range, but it's let down by its indifferent image quality, especially at higher ISO settings in...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a 16 million pixel CCD sensor. There's also a lens with a 12x optical zoom - which gives you an equivalent of 24-288mm in 35mm terms. There's also an Intelligent... Read more…

11 March 2015

Well-conceived with its 12x zoom and selfie-friendly screen, but the Panasonic SZ10 lacks the quality where it counts...

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User Reviews

(9)
Reviewed 15 December 2015 by JRH13
JRH13 would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (Verified Purchase)

Nice camera for the price. Shoots excellent video and nice photos. The zoom dial is a little inconvenient, but not horrible...

Reviewed 1 September 2015 by Anonymous

The camera you shipped me didn't work. I had to send it back...

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Large Clear LCD
Small Compact
Zoom Button Inconvenient
Limited Zoom
Reviewed 29 June 2015 by Kate Ducksbury
(Verified Purchase)

Still learning about it - but looking good so far.

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by CameraQueen
CameraQueen would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Easy to use compact camera that is great for travel. I bring this camera everywhere I go and I get excellent pictures!

Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Ivyacres22

I couldn't wait to try out this camera. I love taking pictures of family, our dog, birds and nature. I thought this was the camera for me but I was very disappointed. I tried to take a few... Read more…

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