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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 Digital Camera

16MP 12x CCD May 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this compact camera digital camera rated it as 80%.

Good Brand

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

Good Quality Lens

Four Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 reviewers said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 had a good zoom. Michael mentioned in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 on Amazon in December last year “The attached photo of a very high flying passenger jet was taken at full zoom without the use of a tripod” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “Shoot camera with a good zoom range, thanks to a 12x optical zoom lens” in their review. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 review on expert website PhotographyBlog.com in December last year “There's also an Intelligent Zoom available, which boosts it to 24x, as well as digital z”.

Good Connectivity

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 owners agreed that it was wifi compatible. Techradar.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Techradar “The SZ10 has a wide range of features, including a selfie screen, Wi-Fi and an impressive 12x zoom range.”.

One person thought this digital camera was good in terms of USB connections. Michael said on Amazon in December last year “Using the USB cable was simple enough”.

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Easy to Use

Three customers who bought this digital camera considered that it was easy to use. Michael he said in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 “It was easy to use and light in weight”. Miss Judith M Graham wrote “This camera is very easy to use and I am very delighted with it” .

Good Size

One person who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 reckoned that it was compact. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine last year “The Panasonic Lumix SZ10 is a compact and fairly stylish point” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they gave this digital camera a rating of 3 stars.

One customer thought this digital camera was lightweight. Ephotozine said in their review “Compact and lightweight” but they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 owner who purchased this digital camera thought it was thin. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com wrote “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.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 owners reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 had a good screen.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good looking. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was smooth.

Good Support

One person who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 said that it had good technical guidance. Miss Judith M Graham rated the product as excellent and she mentioned “This came well packaged with very clear instructions” in her review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10.

Good Battery Life

One person said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Michael rated this digital camera 4 stars and he said in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 “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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 owner who reviewed the product wrote that it was well made. In December last year expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “The tilting screen and built in Wi-Fi will be appealing to many” but they scored this digital camera 60 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

One customer said that it was good quality. In December last year Gordon mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Guaranteed quality” and rated it 5 stars.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact cameras that are a comparable 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.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might want to consider include the IXUS 170, or the IXUS 160 ($74.99) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix L340 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 which do not have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the IXUS 170, the IXUS 160 ($74.99), or the PowerShot SX610 HS ($179.00) all from Canon.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 which do not support wi-Fi, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 supports wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS ($179.00) which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 also have an image stabilizer.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include the IXUS 170, the IXUS 160 ($74.99), or the PowerShot SX610 HS ($179.00) all from Canon which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a similar age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider including the PowerShot SX610 HS ($179.00), the IXUS 170, or the IXUS 160 ($74.99) all from Canon which has better reviews.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year range from 1.7 to 3.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.3. The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a quite small minimum aperture number (only 3.1) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix DMC-SZ10 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Panasonic digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent L", "Manual" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. 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 a similar time to the Lumix DMC-SZ10. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of - 3264 x 2448, - 2048 x 1536, - 640 x 480, - 4608 x 3072, - 3264 x 2176, - 2048 x 1360, - 4608 x 2592, - 1920 x 1080 and - 3456 x 3456 and - 1536 x 1536. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and type is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 80 megabytes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst digital cameras of this age. Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year have internal memorys of between 8MB and 480MB.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Panasonic camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this 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 of a comparable type and age to it. This Panasonic camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 3.1mm and 38mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that were released one year ago.

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13 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 compact camera digital camera is 63 out of 100. The camera expert review sites aren't convinced by this camera.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS ($179.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 also do not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is not waterproof.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year is 2.8", and the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 3". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the IXUS 160 ($74.99), or the IXUS 170 both from Canon.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 1.3MP and the highest is 22MP. With a megapixel of only 16 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 has one of the lower megapixels amongst digital cameras of this age.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Praktica Z212 (20MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-SZ10 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. The flash modess "Flash on", "Forced off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The average motion JPEG frame rate of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 38fps. The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate (only 25 frames per second) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released one year ago.

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Only Features One Light Metering

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact cameras that came out more than a year ago. The most frequently featured light metering is Centre-weighted, but this light metering is not featured on this camera. The light meterings Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Across all the cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 the battery capacitys range from 680mAh to 1,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,000mAh. At only 690 milliamperes * hour, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Released Over a Year Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over a year.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out 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 PowerShot SX610 HS ($179.00), the IXUS 170, or the IXUS 160 ($74.99) all from Canon which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a relatively standard optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 12x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 170.

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a pretty typical weight (163 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the PowerShot SX610 HS ($179.00) (191g and higher rated), or the IXUS 170 (141g and higher rated) both from Canon.

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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)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
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
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer

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

(11)
(Verified Purchase)

The camera was a gift for my 12 year old daughter and she is very pleased with it.

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 18 August 2015 by Christine R.
(Verified Purchase)

Very speedy service product exactly what I wanted...

Reviewed 29 June 2015 by Kate Ducksbury
(Verified Purchase)

Still learning about it - but looking good so far.

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