Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 Review

4.0
October 2, 2012 | Matt Grayson |

Specifications

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 104.1 x 57.6 x 20.8 mm / (4.10 x 2.27 x 0.82 inch)
Weight Approx. 120g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.27 lb) / Approx. 136g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.30 lb)

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type CCD Sensor / 14.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.1 - F5.9 / 2-Step (F3.1 / F9.0 (W), F5.9 / F16.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 10.0x
Focal Length f=4.5-45.0mm (25-250mm in 35mm equiv.) / (27-270mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 11.8x (4:3 / 10M), 16.9x (4:3 / 5M), 21.1x(4:3 / under 3M)?
Intelligent Zoom 20.0x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 9 elements in 7 groups / (4 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces)
2-Speed Zoom -
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (On/Off)
Digital Zoom Max. 4x
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 150 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO/ motion picture: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 150cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On/Off )
Focus Normal, AF Macro, Macro Zoom / Quick AF (Always On), Continuous AF(only for motion picture) / AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area
Shutter Speed approx. 8 - 1/1600 sec
Viewfinder -

Recording

File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / Motion picture: MP4
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, SCN, Miniature Effect
Creative Control mode -
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, / Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, Photo Frame
Continuous Shooting Mode Full- Resolution Image: 1.5 frames/sec
Motion Picture Recording (*2) [HD Video] / 1280 x 720 pixels, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) / [STD Video] / 640 x 480 pixels, 25 fps (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4)
AVCHD (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) -
MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 90 min (HD)
AVCHD (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) -
MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 45 min (HD)
Exposure Auto (Program AE)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing No
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
Aspect Bracketing -
ISO Sensitivity i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Still Picture Recording [1:1] / 3232x3232(10.5M) / [4:3] / 4320x3240(14M) / 3648x2736(10M EZ) / 2560x1920(5M EZ) / 2048x1536(3M EZ) / 640x480(0.3M EZ) / [3:2] / 4320x2880 (12.5M) / [16:9] / 4320x2432 (10.5M)
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Image Quality -
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
Photo Style / Film Mode -
Color Mode / Color Effect / My color Color Mode : Standard, Black&White, Sepia, Vivid(in normal / video), Happy (only in iA Mode)
Picture Adjustment -
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes
GPS -
Wi-FI IEEE 802.11b/g/n / 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch) / Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2 / Infurastracture mode / Wi-Fi Button
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec

Playback

Retouch Auto Retouch
Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback (Category, Favorites), / Calendar Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Show Histogram -
Show Highlights -
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / No / Yes
Cut Animation -
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Others

Battery life (approx.) 250 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
LCD Monitor 7.5cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots) / Field of View : approx. 100% / Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode, High Angle mode
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, / 0.6 - 5.6m (Wide/i ISO), 1.5 - 2.9m (Tele/i ISO)?
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx.55MB
Microphone / Speaker Mono / Mono
Interface AV Output (NTSC), USB Multi
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 680mAh/2.5Wh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.4 SE / Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, AC adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM

Further Specifications

NOTE *1 / Recording conditions by CIPA standard / - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. / - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on. / - Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). / - Using the supplied battery. / - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].) / - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording. / - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording. / - Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases. / *2 / - These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH. / - The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use. / - Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc. / -Motion Pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds in European PAL area. Also, motion picutre recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4GB.

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