Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5

Last Updated (22 March’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 is a 14.1-Megapixel CCD Sensor Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom Lens. It features Venus Engine Processor, Wi-Fi Connectivity Direct to Smartphone, HD Video recording with Dedicated Video Button, MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer, Intelligent Auto and Creative Effects, Wireless Image Archiving, Lumix Club Cloud Service, and has a 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD with High Angle Mode. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.10 x 2.27 x 0.82″ / 104.1 x 57.6 x 20.8 mm and weight 4.23 oz / 120 g without battery and memory card.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 Reviews

Photographyblog reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 and writes;
“We liked the pictures that we got from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5. They’re sharp, colourful and well exposed. Obviously, we have a natural talent for photography but the camera helped a lot as well. We did notice a limitation on the dynamic range but you can’t have everything. In these circumstances, the camera rightly prioritises the highlights.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 and writes;
“The fact that Panasonic has managed to keep the price down below £200 is good news — particularly as image quality remained consistently good throughout my tests.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 and writes;
“We also got a quick demo of the wireless transfer function. Plug your camera into the wall charger, and it’ll automatically load your photos onto your computer. It was a smooth process in our booth demo, up and running in about 10 seconds.”
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Ephotozine reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 and writes;
“The lens performs well at both wide and telephoto settings with better than expected detail from such a small camera. The Leica branded lens appears to do a good job with the only complaint being some purple fringing showing in the photo of the trees above. Macro performance is reasonable with the camera letting you focus on subjects that are roughly 5cm from the front of the lens.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Digitalcamera-hq reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 and writes;
“Although we had high hopes that the SZ5 would surprise in the image quality department, the sample photos aren’t very impressive. Colors are really quite good, but images throughout the ISO exhibit obvious signs of noise and noise reduction. If you only view your photos on Facebook you may be happy,..”
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 Features

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 has designed in a slim and compact body which equipped with a powerful 10x optical zoom and a 25mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens lets you capture close exceptional pictures from afar subject. The optical zoom also offer 20x iA Zoom (Intelligent Zoom) that lets you get 2x closer than the original optical zoom on your subject. Equipped with 25mm ultra wide-angle lens, the camera has about twice the shooting area as a standard 35mm lens that make it perfect to capture images of a group of people, large structure or landscape photos while traveling.


The camera also has MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which effectively reduce the blur effect on the images caused by hand-shake resulting you will get sharp and clear images. With Venus Engine which offers high-speed images processing, the camera is able to give super-fast response time to capture images. Featuring 14.1 MP CCD sensor that combined with the Intelligent Noise Reduction system in the Venus Engine ensure you can get clear images even in high ISO sensitivity.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 is able to record HD videos (1,280 x 720 pixels) in MP4 format. It lets you play back the video on a PC or other electronic device without the need to convert the file. There are dedicated video button, that lets you directly start recording videos while shooting photos. In addition, this camera also has a Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity which is easy to share your photos and videos directly and wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet. And a 3.0-inch 230K-dot LCD with a 100% field of view for view and share your pictures with family and friends.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 Features:

+ 14.1 MP CCD Sensor

+ Venus Engine Processor

+ Leica 25-250mm 10x Optical Zoom Lens

+ 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD with High Angle Mode

+ Wi-Fi Connectivity Direct to Smartphone

+ HD Video with Dedicated Video Button

+ MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer

+ Intelligent Auto and Creative Effects

+ Wireless Image Archiving

+ Lumix Club Cloud Service


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