Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 Review

April 3, 2015 | Amy Davies | |

Specifications

Metrics Dimensions (W x H x D) 99 x 59.9 x 29.8 mm/(3.90 x 2.36 x 1.17 inch)
Weight Approx. 163 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.36 lb)/Approx. 177 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.39 lb)
Pixels Camera Effective Pixels 16 Megapixels
Sensor Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type CCD Sensor / Total Pixel Number 16.6 Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Lens Aperture F3.1 - 6.3 / 2-step (F3.1 / 7.8 (W), F6.3 / 16.3 (T))
Optical Zoom 12x
Focal Length f = 4.3 - 51.6mm (24 - 288mm in 35mm equiv.)/(26 - 314mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 16.9x (4:3 / 8M), 27.0x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 24x
Lens 8 elements in 8 groups/(4 Aspherical Lenses / 8 Aspherical surfaces / 1 ED Lenses)
2- Speed Zoom -
Optical Image Stabilizer/Five Axis Correction O.I.S. (On / Off) / No
Digital Zoom Max. 4x
Conversion Lens Compatibility -
Focus Focusing Area Normal / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 150 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On/Off)
Focus Normal/Quick AF (Always On), Continuous AF (only for motion picture)
AF Metering Face / 1-area / 9-area
Shutter Shutter Speed Approx. 8 - 1/2000 sec/Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
Finder Viewfinder -
File File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3)/Motion Picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Recording Modes Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, Panorama Shot, Scene, Creative Control
Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color (15 filters)
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1*, Baby2*, Pet*, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky * Birthday only.
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image (Unlimited Consecutive Shooting): 1.4 frames/sec/High-speed Burst: Approx. 3.5 frames / sec/(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)
Motion Picture Recording (*2) HD Video 1280 x 720 pixels, 30fps (HD / Motion JPEG)
STD Video 640 x 480, 30fps (VGA / Motion JPEG)/320 x 240, 30fps (QVGA / Motion JPEG)
High Speed Video -
Continuous recordable time (motion pictures) AVCHD -
MP4 -
Actual recordable time (motion pictures) AVCHD -
MP4 -
Exposure Parameters Exposure Auto (Program AE)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing -
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600/High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 - 6400)
Picture Quality Still Picture Recording [4:3] 4608x3456 (16M) / 3264x2448 (8M EZ) / 2048x1536 (3M EZ) / 640x480 (0.3M EZ)/[3:2] 4608x3072 (14M) / 3264x2176 (7M EZ) / 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ)/[16:9] 4608x2592 (12M) / 1920x1080 (2M EZ)/[1:1] 3456x3456 (12M) / 1536x1536 (2.5M EZ)
Image Quality -
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
Photo Style / Film Mode -
Color Mode / Color Effect / My color -
Picture Adjustment -
Aspect Bracketing -
Other Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes (On/Off)
GPS -
Wi-FI IEEE 802.11b/g/n/2412 MHz – 2462 MHz (1-11 ch)/WPA / WPA2/Infrastracture Mode / WPS/Wi-Fi Button
NFC -
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec
Self Shot Mode -
Display Playback Mode Normal Play, Slide Show, Category Selection, Calendar
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback Yes (Menu / Zoom Lever) / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image No / No
Show Histogram -
Show Highlights -
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection No / Yes
Edit Retouch Creative Retouch
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / No / No
Cut Animation -
Video Divide -
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All
Setup OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Monitor LCD Monitor 6.4cm (2.7") TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots)/Field of View: Approx. 100%/Power Monitor mode, AUTO Power Monitor mode, High-angle Mode
Flash Built- in- Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off/0.6 - 5.2m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.5 - 2.6m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Media Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built- in- Memory Approx. 80MB
Audio Microphone / Speaker Mono / Mono
Interface Interface AV Output (PAL/NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Power Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 690mAh, 2.5 Wh) (Included)/AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Included, connect with USB cable)
Battery life (approx.) 200 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Standard Package Included Software * The DMC-SZ10 Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet./* The software for PC is not bundled with DMC-SZ10. Please use the software pre-installed to the PC or other general image viewing software to browse pictures.
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap
NOTE *1
NOTE Recording conditions by CIPA standard
NOTE - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF) / Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on.
NOTE - Using a Panasonic SDHC Memory Card
NOTE - Using the supplied battery.
NOTE - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].)
NOTE - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.
NOTE - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording.
NOTE - The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time.
NOTE - If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures decreases.
NOTE - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].
NOTE *2
NOTE - Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 6" or higher when recording motion pictures. SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.
NOTE - Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes.
NOTE - Motion pictures can be recorded continuously up to 2 GB.
NOTE - The maximum available recording time for up to 2 GB only is displayed on the screen.