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The Panasonic Lumix SZ5 is a Wi-Fi enabled digital compact camera with a 14-megapixel sensor and 10x optical zoom. Featuring remote operation possibilities via your smartphone, the Lumix provides a rich set of connectivity options which make posting your images and videos online easier than ever, the company says. By accessing the Remote Live View feature on your smartphone you can control the camera’s zoom and shutter directly from your device and you can also use your smartphone to playback and edit the images from your camera. Other highlights include a 25-250mm equivalent Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens and 720p HD video recording in MP4 format. Pricing and availability to be confirmed.
Panasonic Press Release
Panasonic LUMIX SZ5 – Share your fun, creative photos and videos with friends and family instantly
Budapest, Hungary – Panasonic’s Wi-Fi-enabled LUMIX SZ5 is a slim, stylish and highly connected camera which allows you to instantly share your magical moments with friends and family. With the continued rise of blogging and social networking, the LUMIX SZ5 provides the rich connectivity options – from Wi-Fi, to DLNA to smartphone compatibility – which make posting your images and videos online easier than ever. Featuring remote operation possibilities via your smartphone; a 14-megapixel sensor, and a 10x optical zoom, the LUMIX SZ5 allows you to boost the quality of your daily photography.
Remote smartphone operation
The LUMIX SZ5 is the perfect partner for your smartphone and can be wirelessly linked, transforming your smartphone’s screen into a real-time viewfinder. By accessing the Remote Live View feature on your smartphone you can control the camera’s zoom and shutter directly from your device, allowing you to easily capture shots from above your head and below your feet, self-portraits and group shots. You can also use your smartphone to playback and edit the images from your camera, and share them with your friends and online social media platforms such as Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, YouTube and Twitter.
Fun, creative photography
With a 14-megapixel sensor, a 10x optical zoom, and a 25mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMER lens, the LUMIX SZ5 provides the functionality to create beautiful images, wherever you are. Alongside the remote smartphone operation possibilities, the LUMIX SZ5 also features a wide range of other modes and functionalities to boost the creativity of your photos and give them your own personal touch.
Share your magical moments instantly
Sebastian Drawert, Manager Product Marketing for LUMIX, at Panasonic Consumer Marketing Europe said: “The SZ5’s Live View feature opens up an entirely new world of photographic options and angles to shoot from. If you’re used to taking photos and videos on your smartphone, the LUMIX SZ5 give you vastly improved image quality whilst still allowing you to share them with your friends and family effortlessly. The wide connectivity options mean it’s easy to view your images and videos on your smartphone or VIERA TV, or upload them to image and video sharing as well other social networks. Packed full of features and modes designed to boost the creativity of your daily photography, the LUMIX SZ5 is the perfect option for fun, everyday photography.”
Remote smartphone operation: With advanced smartphone compatibility, you can access the LUMIX SZ5’s Live View and control the zoom and shutter, directly from your Android or iOS device. You can also use your smartphone to edit images directly and use its GPS functionality to tag the location of your images
Wi-Fi connectivity allows easy sharing: Through the Wireless Protected Setup (WPS) - which is active even when using a smartphone - you can securely transmit data to preferred devices quickly and easily
Home networking functionality: With DLNA functionality, the LUMIX SZ5 is able to share your images and videos with a variety of compatible devices. You can remotely view images on your Smart VIERA TV, and push images and videos to other devices in your home
Boost the quality of your everyday photography: With a 14-megapixel sensor; a 10x optical zoom; a 25mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens; and 720p MP4 movie recording, the LUMIX SZ5 allows detailed image and video capture wherever you are
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