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Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 Digital Camera

16.1MP 4x CCD May 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Compact Digital Camera S5 - Simple, Stylish Smart Camera Featuring MEGA O.I.S. And 16.1-megapixel CCD The MEGA O.I.S. compensates for blurring caused by hand-shake. Apart from the digital image... More
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Average Expert Reviews

This Panasonic camera has an average expert rating of 77% based on two expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine and Cameras.co.uk.

Good Owner Reviews

Lumix DMC-S5 owners on average rated this digital camera 87 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Ten Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 reviewers said that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer said last year “Our 14 year old 37" Panasonic Plasma TV which this was to replace has a better picture” but even so they rated this digital camera 40 out of 100. David mentioned on Amazon “Great TV, Lovely picture” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Only Me gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 a score of 4 stars and said on Amazon last year “Unusually when setting up a new TV, I found that very little adjustment was required from "normal" to get a good picture” in their review.

Good Product Quality

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Jon Earnshaw mentioned in January last year “The picture quality is excellent and the stand gives firm” . Jon Earnshaw also said “Even in standard definition the image is of a good quality”. Jon Earnshaw also said “The sound is also of good quality”.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Compact cameras built by Panasonic have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Panasonic also has good reviews across its entire range.

Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to use. Only Me rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on Amazon “This is an easy to use and good quality TV from Panasonic”. Five years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It is easy to use and image quality is good” and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 70 out of 100.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 reviewer reckoned that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Reallytalldwarf mentioned on Amazon “1) Everytime the TV is switched on you are presented by a menu screen with the TV image in the top corner of the screen”.

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Robust

One person who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 considered that it was strong and durable. Last year Jon Earnshaw wrote on Amazon “The stand gives firm and sturdy support to the television itself”. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 owner who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 concluded that it was well made. Reallytalldwarf wrote in their review “Is of obvious good soild construction”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 reviewers said that this digital camera had a good screen. Only Me mentioned in January last year “You can also choose a full screen home screen to always show at switch on by using the home screen settings” and scored it 4 stars. R. Wallace mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 review two years ago “Unpacking the TV immediately reveals just how much flat screen panel technology has advanced over the years - I was completely taken aback by just how light the unit was”.

Good Connectivity

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 was good in terms of connectivity. In January last year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Great HD picture, sound, connectivity, Apps, looks”. One person reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Jon Earnshaw mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Excellent for use with HDMI capable systems such as Xbox One, PS4 as well as HD cable television”.

Good Size

One customer who purchased it considered that it was good structurally.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 owner considered that it was compact. Expert website Ephotozine.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and mentioned five years ago “Is a budget compact camera for those with limited experience of digital photography or are looking to purchase their first digital camera” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 review.

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Nice Design

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was ergonomic. R. Wallace mentioned on Amazon “Was able to assemble the TV by myself within minutes (thanks to Panasonic for a very ergonomic & used friendly stand mechanism” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Two years ago R. Wallace mentioned on Amazon “Although made of plastic has a brushed metal appearance set against a black frame” in their review.

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Good Quality Lens

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 owner who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good image stabiliser.

Good Support

One person who bought the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Jon Earnshaw mentioned “The TV guide is a real issue however” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 review.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it. 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.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Fairly High Megapixel

Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S5 the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-S5 has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-S5 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S5.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Lumix DMC-S5 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-S5 also have a built-in flash.

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Very High Playback Zoom (max)

When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age that we have checked, the playback zoom (max) of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 of 16 times zoom factor is one of the highest. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the playback zoom (max)s range from 1x to 16x.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix DMC-S5 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-S5. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this type and age. This camera also have still image resolution(s)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 of this spec and age is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Has One Camera Playback

The number of camera playback modes found on the Lumix DMC-S5 is more than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly found camera playback is Movie, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks Slide show are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Lumix DMC-S5 has one of the bigger internal memorys (70 megabytes) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S5 the internal memorys range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-S5. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The best video resolution of all compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S5 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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TFT Display

The Lumix DMC-S5 has a TFT display which is better than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S5 the worst display is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Light

The average weight of comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S5 is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 840g. When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-S5, the weight of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 of only 95 grams is one of the lightest.

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17 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 owner who purchased the product thought it did not have good features. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk mentioned five years ago “As you might expect the Lumix DMC S5 does not have all the latest, advanced features” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5.

Very Small Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-S5 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. Compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-S5 have optical zooms of between 3x and 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-S5, the Lumix DMC-S5 does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S5, the Lumix DMC-S5 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S5 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S5 are not 3D. The Lumix DMC-S5 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-S5 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-S5 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-S5 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-S5 is 230 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels. At only 23,000 pixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 has a very low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-S5 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Lumix DMC-S5 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-S5. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-S5 the battery capacitys range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh. With a battery capacity of only 680 milliamperes * hour, the Lumix DMC-S5 has one of the smaller battery capacitys amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-S5. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-S5 is 4,800, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S5 the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 112 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Lumix DMC-S5 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-S5.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The Lumix DMC-S5 has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) (100) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S5. The average ISO sensitivity (min) of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 94.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Lumix DMC-S5 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (28 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S5 the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-S5 over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-S5 has a pretty typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-S5.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-S5 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-S5.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Lens System

Expert Reviews

(2)
5 December 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 is a budget camera that has Optical Image Stabilisation and auto panorama stitching, two features you don't often see on cameras in this price range. It is easy to use...

Picturequality, smallsize, valueformoney
Blue tint to indoor shots under artificial lighting
1 July 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC S5 is small enough to fit into a tight pocket. In addition it is one of the cheapest pocket sized cameras available from a known brand. As you might expect the Lumix DMC S5... Read more…

User Reviews

(12)
Reviewed 5 August 2016 by Leonard frank Craggs
(Verified Purchase)

Great picture and sound and easy to use.

Reviewed 14 July 2016 by Tiffany
(Verified Purchase)

So impressed with this tv. Easy set up, looks great and fantastic price.

Reviewed 26 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Very good smart tv easy to setup and good picture...

Reviewed 23 April 2016 by Only Me
(Verified Purchase)

This is an easy to use and good quality TV from Panasonic. I have the 32" which is just right for a small living room. Unusually when setting up a new TV, I found that very little adjustment was... Read more…

Reviewed 23 April 2016 by Ozzie
(Verified Purchase)

As described and packaging was very good also came when it said very pleased...

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