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Panasonic DMC-SZ9 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 10x CCD Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
One industry award
Robust
Very few manual options
21 Reviews + 1 Award
01net.com 5 Star

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Reviews

One Industry Award

One expert review site decided that this camera was good. 01net.com gave this Panasonic camera a "5 Star" award.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Panasonic digital camera is 73% based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Expert Reviews, CNET.co.uk and computerbild.de.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this medium megapixel camera rated it as 85%. Over 84% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 8,853 expert and user reviews (including 765 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Robust

Two customers who purchased the Panasonic DMC-SZ9 considered that it was reliable. One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was well made. P. N. Purchase mentioned “Also very compact and well built”.

Easy to Use

Three customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Amazon.co.uk scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Ease of Use”. Four years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “It’s small enough to take anywhere, easy to use”.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic DMC-SZ9 was good looking. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The stylish Panasonic SZ9 offers 16 megapixels” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5.

One customer thought it was neat. Quill wrote on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “So neat and so efficient” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

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Good Image Quality

Three owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Cnet.co.uk scored it 70 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera “Good image quality”. Cnet.co.uk also wrote “Reliable, predictable image quality and built-in Wi-Fi make the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ9 a tempting choice for novice users” in their review. Valg said in their review of this digital camera “The picture quality is excellent” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people agreed that the Panasonic DMC-SZ9 had a good screen. Annie wrote on Amazon.co.uk “I like the large screen and the ease of making short films”.

Good Video Capture

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording.

Good Quality Lens

One person who bought the product thought it had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “The new Panasonic Lumix SZ9 updates the Super Zoom, with the same 10x optical zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera.

Good in Low Light

Five people who bought it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “In this review Wireless controls Core specs Stills performance Still life test Video performance Conclusion The Lumix DMC-SZ9 is "every photographer’s friend", according to Panasonic”. P. N. Purchase gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk also four years ago “This is a fabulous camera - takes fantasic pictures - great video & amazing shutter speeds”.

One customer who bought it thought it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix SZ9 adds a 16.1 megapixel sensor, Wi-Fi, high speed shooting at 5fps with continuous AF, full HD video recordi”.

One person who bought the product considered that it was good in low light. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Low Light Photography” .

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Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “A 10x zoom lens (25-250mm), 3 inch LCD screen, built-in wi-fi connectivity, 10fps burst shooting” .


Features

Good Technical Features

One person who bought it concluded that it had good features. Valg mentioned on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “Has lots of features which are easy to understand”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was compact. Four years ago Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic DMC-SZ9 on PhotographyBlog.com “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ9 is a brand new travel-zoom compact camera”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Cnet.co.uk gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote on CNET.co.uk “Tweaks and options are a little thin on the ground.” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was lightweight. Valg said “Very lightweight and easy to carry around or slip into a handbag” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 119 grams, the DMC-SZ9 is one of the lighter medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years amongst cameras of this age. The average weight of digital cameras of this spec and age is 250g, and the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The DMC-SZ9 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to look at including the 200, or the 150F both from Samsung or the Panasonic DMC-SZ8 which has better reviews.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The DMC-SZ9 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not feature bluetooth.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-SZ9 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic DMC-SZ9 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Panasonic DMC-SZ9 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The Panasonic DMC-SZ9 features calendar. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also feature calendar.

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Features Histogram

The DMC-SZ9 features histogram, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic DMC-SZ9 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the 200, or the SAMSUNG WB850F ($399.00) both from Samsung or the Sony HX100V which is also higher rated.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-SZ9 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Panasonic digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The worst still image resolution of all cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The DMC-SZ9 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DMC-SZ9 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-SZ9 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The DMC-SZ9 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DMC-SZ9 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic DMC-SZ9 supports PictBridge. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic DMC-SZ9 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Panasonic camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DMC-SZ9 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Support

Very Few Manual Options

Two owners who reviewed it said that it did not have good technical guidance. Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Very few manual options”. Valg wrote in their review of this digital camera “The only downside for me is the online instructions, far too many pages to print off, so have to keep going on line to find out new features” but despite that they gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the DMC-SZ9 in April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DMC-SZ9 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony NEX-F3D, or the Olympus SZ-14 which has better reviews.

If this Panasonic digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the D4 ($4,299.99) (3.2"), or the D4S ($4,489.00) (3.2") both from Nikon or the Leica T ($1,115.77) (3.7") which is also higher rated.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-SZ9 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Nikon 310 which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the WB250 (5x), or the 150F (5x) both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the DMC-SZ9 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 10x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus VR-340 ($149.99).

If this medium megapixel camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic DMC-SZ8 (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcsz9ebs, dmcsz9ep
Barcodes 05025232725717, 05025232725724, 05025232725731, 05025232725748, 05025232725755, 05025232725779, 05025232725786

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