Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ9 Review

3.5
February 26, 2013 | Matt Grayson |

Specifications

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 96.5 x 56.8 x 21.2 mm / (3.8 x 2.23 x 0.83 inch)
Weight Approx. 119g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.26 lb) / Approx. 134g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.29 lb)

Pixels

Camera Effective Pixels 16.1 Megapixels

Sensor

Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / 17.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter

Lens

Aperture F3.1 - F5.9 / 2-Step (F3.1 / 9.0 (W), F5.9 / 16.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 10x
Focal Length f=4.5-45.0mm (25-250mm in 35mm equiv.) / (27-270mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 12.6x (4:3 / 10M), 18.0x (4:3 / 5M), 22.5x(4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 20x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 9 elements in 7 groups / (4 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces)
2- Speed Zoom -
Optical Image Stabilizer/Five Axis Correction MEGA O.I.S. (Off / On) / No
Digital Zoom Max.4x

Focus

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 (On/Off, On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF(only for motion picture) / AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23-Area / 1-Area / Spot

Shutter

Shutter Speed approx. 4 - 1/1600 sec / 15sec / 30sec in Sarry Sky mode

Finder

Viewfinder -

File

File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / 3D Image: MPO / Motion picture: AVCHD, MP4

Recording Modes

Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, Creative Control, Panorama Shot, SCN,
Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, / Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Hand Held Night Shot, Food, Baby1, Baby2, / Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, Photo Frame, Starry Sky, 3D Photo
Continuous Shooting Mode Full- Resolution Image with AF Tracking: 5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec Max.100 images / High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 10 frames/sec / (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1) / Flash burst shooting

Motion Picture Recording (*2)

HD Video 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FHD: 17Mbps / AVCHD) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 50p(HD: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 25p) / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4)
STD Video 640 x 480 pixels, 25 fps (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4)

Continuous recordable time (motion pictures)

AVCHD approx. 60 min (FHD/60i), 65 min (HD/60p)
MP4 approx. 60 min (FHD)

Actual recordable time (motion pictures)

AVCHD approx. 30 min (FHD), 30 min (HD)
MP4 approx. 30 min (VGA)

Exposure Parameters

Exposure Auto(Program AE)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 -1EV step, Max +/-2EV, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)

Picture Quality

Still Picture Recording [1:1] 3456x3456(12M) / [4:3] 4608x3456(16M) / 3648x2736(10M EZ) / 2560x1920(5M EZ) / 2048x1536(3M EZ) / 640x480(0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4608x3072 (14M) / [16:9] 4608x2592 (12M)
Image Quality Fine / Standard (3D mode: MPO Fine / MPO Standard )
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set / White Balance Adjustment (Except Auto)
Photo Style / Film Mode -
Color Mode / Color Effect / My color Color Mode : Standard, Black&White, Sepia, Vivid ?Normal only), Happy (only in iA Mode)
Aspect Bracketing -

Other

Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes
GPS -
Wi-FI IEEE 802.11b/g/n / 2412MHz - 2462MHz (1-11ch) / WPA / WPA2 / Infurastracture mode / WPS / Wi-Fi Direct / Wi-Fi Button
NFC -
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec

Display

Playback Mode All, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D Play, Category Selection, Select Date, Favorites), Calendar
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Show Histogram Yes
Show Highlights -
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes

Edit

Retouch Creative Retouch / Auto Retouch / Beauty Retouch
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

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

Monitor

LCD Monitor 7.5cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots) / AUTO Power Monitor mode, 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 - 4.1m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.5 - 2.1m (Tele/ISO Auto)

Media

Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built- in- Memory Approx.60MB

Audio

Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono

Interface

Interface microHDMI, AV Output (PAL/NTSC), USB(AV/USB Multi)

Power

Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V / 690mAh / 2.5Wh) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Included, connect with USB cable, playback only)
Battery life (approx.) 220 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1

Standard Package

Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.0 AE / 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. / -Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [AVCHD] is 29 minutes 59 seconds. / -Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [MP4] is 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB.

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