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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 Digital Camera

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14.1MP 10x CCD Aug 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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23 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at PhotographyBlog.com wrote that concluded that they would recommend this Panasonic camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Chip.de and CNET.co.uk this Panasonic camera has an average expert rating of 74 out of 100.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 4,743 owner and expert reviews, Panasonic has good reviews for its cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras.

Good Size

A few customers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 was thin. Photographyblog.com gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars and wrote “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 is a slim, metal-built digital compact camera with a 10x 25-250mm optical zoom, 14 megapixel resolution, 720p HD video recording”. Cnet.com.au said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 review on expert website CNET.com.au “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 lives within a suitably thin (21mm) body, albeit one that's wider than most of its direct competitors”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 owner who reviewed it considered that it was compact. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 owner who purchased the product considered that it was a good body shape.

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Good Connectivity

Three Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 owners who purchased it said that it was wifi compatible. Cnet.co.uk said “The built-in Wi-Fi is very tempting as it's been paired w” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 review and rated it 70 out of 100. Four years ago expert review site Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review “Panasonic has a new camera that brings the ease of WiFi to the improved imag”.

One person who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 considered that it had network functionality. Steves-Digicams.com wrote “Smartphones may be overtaking point-and-shoot digital cameras, in terms of the sheer volume of photos uploaded to popular social networking sites like Flickr” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Technical Features

One customer who bought this digital camera thought it had good features.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 reviewer mentioned that it was good quality. Expert website Cnet.com.au said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 review “Thanks to the combination of a black machined metal body and a lovely satin chrome strip along the top”.

Good Quality Pictures

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 owner thought it was able to produce good images.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 owner wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 was good in low light. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 consistently produced high-quality images in my tests, with good low-light performance, bold colours”.

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Robust

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Wi-Fi built in for uploading to your favourite social networking websites”.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it was good looking. Steves-Digicams.com said in their review on expert review site Steve's Digicams “The Lumix SZ5 is the latest addition to Panasonic's Advanced Stylish series of compact cameras”.

Good Quality Lens

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 features a 10x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, 25 - 250mm equivalent”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. 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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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-SZ5 has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The display diagonals of compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-SZ5 range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type 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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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 supports video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-SZ5.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ5, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 has a built-in flash.

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Has Five White Balances

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-SZ5. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ5. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3232 x 3232, 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. The worst still image resolution of all compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ5 is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-SZ5 the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800. The Lumix DMC-SZ5 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) (6,400) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ5.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Lumix DMC-SZ5 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. 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). Across all compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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TFT Display

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 has a TFT display which is better than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar 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. The worst display of all digital cameras of this type and age is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-SZ5 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-SZ5 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-SZ5 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Lumix DMC-SZ5 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-SZ5 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ5 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-SZ5 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-SZ5 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-SZ5 has a quite small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-SZ5. Across all the cameras of this type and age the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and type.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ5. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 has a quite small battery capacity (only 680 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The battery capacitys of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ5 range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The Lumix DMC-SZ5 has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) (100) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ5. The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-SZ5 is 10, the biggest is 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ5.

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Average Megapixel

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 has a fairly typical megapixel (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ5.

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-SZ5 has a pretty typical weight (120 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Camera File System
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
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed
USB 2.0 Connectors
Trimming

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Expert Reviews

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9 November 2012

The Lumix SZ5 is the latest addition to Panasonic's Advanced Stylish series of compact cameras. It is aimed squarely at the sharing generation, with a dedicated WiFi button and the capability to...

31 October 2012

Because of its delightfully designed shell, we really wanted to love the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5. Unfortunately, its outward beauty meant that compromises had to be made elsewhere, such as the...

2 October 2012

PhotographyBlog.com

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 is a slim, metal-built digital compact camera with a 10x 25-250mm optical zoom, 14 megapixel resolution, 720p HD video recording and wifi connection that allows remote... Read more…

24 September 2012

Panasonic's SZ5 is targeted towards the more affordable end of its Lumix range, although it still features a strong specification and a healthy range of advanced technology.The SZ5, despite being... Read more…

5 September 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 consistently produced high-quality images in my tests, with good low-light performance, bold colours and a great level of detail, right into the corners of the frame....

23 August 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 features a 10x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, 25 - 250mm equivalent, a 14 megapixel sensor, and Wi-Fi built in for uploading to your favourite... Read more…

1 October 2012

En attendant le GH3, le Panasonic DMC-SZ5 est le premier appareil Panasonic à intégrer le Wi-Fi, mais l?approche est radicalement différente de celle de Samsung. Ainsi, il n?intègre pas de... Read more…

8 October 2015

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21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 14,1 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 10x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1280 x 720 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

Lovely, high-class body
Wi-Fi and DLNA at a low price
WiFi functionality
Slim body
Respectable zoom
We'd happily trade Wi-Fi and DLNA for a high-res screen and 1080i video
720p video capture
Lowspec screen
Lack of advanced functionality
Wind noise on movies
18 July 2012

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcsz5, panasonic dmcsz5w, panasonic dmcsz5k
Barcodes 00885170096875, 05025232694846, 05025232694884
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