Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 Review

Review Date: April 7th 2008
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

Specifications

Image Sensor

Camera Effective Pixels 10.1 Mega pixels
Sensor Size 1/2.33 inch
Total Pixel 10.7 Mega Pixels
Primary Color Filter yes

Optic

Zoom Factor
Optical Zoom 5x
Extra Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 5.9x for 7Mega, 7.1x for 5Mega, 8.9x for 3Mega, 2Mega, 0.3Mega 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5.9x for 6Mega, 7.1x for 4.5Mega, 8.9x for 2.5Mega 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5.9x for 5.5Mega, 7.1x for 3.5Mega, 8.9x for 2Mega
Digital Zoom 4x ( Max. 20.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) (Max. 35.6x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focal Distance f=5.2-26mm (35mm Equiv.: 30-150mm)
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 7 elements in 6 groups / (3 Aspherical Lenses / 4 Aspherical surfaces)
Aperture Wide: F3.3 - F8 Tele: F5.9 - F8
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode1/ Mode2)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50cm/ Tele 100cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO: Wide 5cm / Tele 100cm - infinity
AF Metering Face / 1-point/ 1-point high speed/ 3-point high speed/ 9-point/ Spot
FourThirds System n/a

Focus/Exposure

Focus Mode Normal / Macro / Quick AF On/Off
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto /100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (High Sensitivity Mode : Auto(1600 - 6400) )
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / White Balance Adjustment (10steps, except for auto set)
Exposure Program AE / Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (at Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing +/- 1/3 EV ~1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple/ Center Weighted/ Spot
Rec Mode[Mode Dial] Intelligent AUTO / P(Program) mode / A(AperturePriority) ?S(Shutter Priority) ? M(Manual) mode / Motion Picture / Portrait / Scenery / Sports / Night Potrait / Scene
Scene Mode Mode Dial: Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait / Scene: Self-Portrait / Food / Party / Candle Light / Sunset / Baby1 / Baby2 / Fireworks / Starry Sky / Beach / Aerial photo / Snow / High Sensitivity / Pet / Hi-Speed Burst
Shutter Speed Program AE : 1-1/2000 sec Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE : 8-1/2000 sec Manual : 60-1/2000sec. Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec

Flash System

Built-in-Flash Auto / Auto/Red-eye Reduction / Forced On / Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction / Forced Off
Flash Distance 0.5 - 6.8m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)
External Flash n/a

Feature

Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Zoom, Hold
Picture Adjustment Contrast 2steps / Sharpness 2steps / Saturation 2steps / Noise Reduction 2steps
Colour Effect Mode Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG(Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF corresponding / Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Recording Image Size Still Image: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 3648 x 2736 pixels, 3072 x 2304 pixels, 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels / 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 3648 x 2432 pixels, 3072 x 2048 pixels, 2560 x 1712 pixels, 2048 x 1360 pixels / 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 3648 x 2056, 3072 x 1728 pixels, 2560 x 1440 pixels,1920 x 1080 pixels
Image Quality Fine / Standard
Motion Picture 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps / 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps
Burst Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image / 2.5 frames/sec Max. 5 images (Standard mode) / Max 3 images (Fine Mode) / High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 5 frames/sec (recorded in 2M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Unlimited consecutive shooting yes
Digital Red Eye Correction n/a
Intelligent Exposure n/a
Easy Zoom yes
Zoom Resume n/a
Motion Zoom n/a
Real-time histogram yes
Composition Guide line yes
Built-in-Memory yes
Built-in-Memory [Capacity] approx. 20MB
Scene Mode Help Screen yes
Auto Angle Detection yes
Flip Animation n/a
Travel Date yes
World Time yes
Title Edit yes
Date Stamp n/a
Text Stamp yes
Economy mode n/a
LCD Monitor 2.5" TFT LCD Display (230K dots) / Field of View : approx. 100% / AUTO Power LCD mode / Power LCD mode / High angle mode
Playback mode [REC]/[Play] Selector switch / 30-thumbnail display / 12-thumbnail display / calendar display / zoomed playback (16x max.) / playback of favorite pictures / image rotation / Resizing (selectable number of pixels) / trimming / protection / aspect conv. DPOF print setting
Category Playback Yes (in slideshow mode and normal playback)
Slideshow Mode Yes (duration & effect with music adjustable)
OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Recording Media Built-in Memory / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card / MultiMediaCard(Still image only)
Microphone yes
Speaker yes
Interface DC Input, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), USB2.0 Full Speed
Direct Print PictBridge

General Data

Power
Battery 2 x AA Batteries
Battery life (approx.) 160 images with Alkaline Batteries (included) 260 images with Oxyride Batteries (optional) 460 images with Ni-MH Batteries (optional)
Dimensions [mm]
Width 97.5
Height 62.0
Depth 33.3
Weight [g]
Body 141.0
Including Battery and SD Memory Card 188.0

Further Specifications

Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO -viewer- / ArcSoft (MediaImpression / Panorama Maker) / USB Driver
Standard Accessories AV Cable / USB Connection Cable / Strap / CD-ROM / 2x Alkaline AA Batteries
   
Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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